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Monday, December 29, 2008

Levant Sash

Sephardic Jews leave genetic legacy in Spain

By Teresa Larraz – Fri Dec 5, 4:30 pm ET


"MADRID (Reuters) – From the 15th century on, Spain's Jews were mostly expelled or forced to convert, but today some 20 percent of Spanish men tested have Sephardic Jewish ancestry, and 11 percent can be traced to North Africa, a study has found."


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tri-Racial People of the Upper South

Fugitive Communities in Colonial America

by Michael Kolhoff

excerpt :

"In the 17th century, the settlers of Jamestown described the "tawny half-breeds" they encountered in the forests, who strangely preferred the freedom of the wilderness to the safety and comfort of Jamestown. Who were these people, these "half-breeds"? Theories as to the identity of this people range from the romantic (the survivors of the Roanoke colony) to the fantastic (the descendants of early Viking, Welsh or Phoenician settlers). In fact, they were members of fugitive (also called maroon) communities that existed on the outskirts of European settlement from the earliest days of colonization."


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Group revisiting roots of local historical figure


The Daily Sentinel

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"The Redbone Heritage Foundation is celebrating its members' multi-ethnic heritage at the organization's fourth annual conference under way in Nacogdoches, according to Cynthia Goins Hoelscher, board member and descendant of William Goyens Jr. of Nacogdoches."


Archaeologists identify 1841 wreck of slave ship in Caribbean

Times Herald-Record - Middletown,NY,USA By Trenton Daniel Archaeologists have stumbled across a significant chapter in the history of the Turks and Caicos, discovering the remains of an old slave ...

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