This review is from: DNA AND YOU: BLOG POSTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT
The article entitled “PORTUGAL ǀ PORTUGUESE ǀ IBERIAN” minimized the ancestral roots we have from the Moors and North African. The influence is much more than that writer claimed. He certainly looked like he had some Moorish descent. The Moors occupied Portugal for 500 years before the future first king of Portugal reclaimed it from the Moors. The Celtic history does exist here, more in northern Portugal. However, central and southern Portugal has been influenced more by other civilizations, particularly the Moors. My father is from the south, the Alentejo. Our ancestry as it is for most in that region is partly from the Moorish influence. Northern and southern regions have different influences, but it is inaccurate to say the Moors had minimal impact. Perhaps your writer shouldn’t White wash our history to make us sound more Anglo than our history suggests.
Eureka! Mustee, Melungeon, Cherokee and Jewish Ancestry All Found
This review is from: DNA SILVER SERVICE
This is far and away the best genealogy service for colonial American and mixed ancestry, including Native American Indian. I was an early member of DNA Consultants’ Cherokee DNA Studies and my DNA (with DNA Consultants) resulted in a strongly positive Cherokee result. I was adopted, I had worked on my tree from my known birth parents for years, finding my connection to Betsy Jemison and John Greenblanket—both Seneca Indians. John Greenblanket, a peace Chief, signed the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1826. My birth Mother’s Father’s line yielded Cherokee which was consistent with family oral history. Having Melungeon alleles further complicated matters! Additionally, I am a Sizemore (from George “All”), a line which has a longstanding tradition of being American Indian—mostly believed to be Cherokee, but there are other Indian connections speculated as well. I continued to struggle with my Mother’s line which remained a bit of a mystery. Dr. Yates looked into it and established that my mother’s female-only line went directly back to Elizabeth Way, a mustee (American Indian and black) born 1822 in South Carolina, Charleston area. It made so much sense. In addition to the French Huguenot ancestry from Charleston, now I had another very important connection. Explains my absolute affinity to the Charleston area. Eureka! That had been a roadblock for years and I was excited to hear what he had found. This was immeasurably important to learn and filled in a blank spot in my tree. He additionally helped me with the names on my paternal tree of Jewish origin which was consistent with my DNA testing from them. Also very exciting! You can take reports from them to the bank! I have been involved in genetic genealogy for over two decades now and DNA Consultants has always been available to help, answer questions and find genealogical info that connects to the outstanding DNA testing. It far exceeds any of the other companies available in my opinion.
Paper Trail Matched the DNA
This review is from: DNA PLATINUM SERVICE
Years of detailed genealogical research showed that DNA Consultants’ analyses were accurate and the paper trail matched the genes. As genealogists ourselves, DNA Consultants is the only testing service we recommend to clients. Joyce Rheal, Professional Genealogist, and Brian Wilkes, Genealogist, Editor and Translator at Cherokee Bible Project
Years of detailed genealogical
This review is from: DNA GOLD SERVICE
Years of detailed genealogical research showed that DNA Consultants’ analyses were accurate and the paper trail matched the genes. As genealogists ourselves, DNA Consultants is the only testing service we recommend to clients. Joyce Rheal, Professional Genealogist, and Brian Wilkes, Genealogist, Editor and Translator at Cherokee Bible Project.
My DNA Gold report
This review is from: DNA GOLD SERVICE
My DNA Gold report was extremely helpful to my understanding of Native American ancestry in my family tree. Before, I thought that my strong family tradition of Cherokee heritage through my paternal grandfather (1/16th by blood) was the only link. Now I know it is pervasive, other tribes are involved and there are multiple discrepancies between online information and the truth as shown in historical records. My direct female ancestor was apparently the daughter of a Rhode Island merchant active among the American Indians like the famous Blevins family of Longhunters, and her mother was brought back as a bride from the frontier.
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