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African Ancestored Genealogy

Dedicated to all things African Ancestored!

I like the inclusiveness of the term; it includes North America, South America; in fact the entire globe!

Another way of expressing this is the African Diaspora

From Wikipedia:

African diaspora; One of the largest diasporas of pre-modern times was the African Diaspora, which began at the beginning of the 16th century. During the Atlantic Slave Trade, twenty million people from West, West-Central and South-east Africa were transported to the Western Hemisphere as slaves.

This population and their descendants were major influences on the culture of English, French, Portuguese and Spanish New World colonies. The Arab slave trade also transported Africans from the continent, although the effect of the Diaspora to the east is more subtle.

It is my hope that you will participate in the discussions, contribute information, and basically get in where you fit in!

NOTE: go to for additional insights into the African Diaspora!

Discussion Forum

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Started by Angela Walton-Raji. Last reply by Howarette Lyons Mar 12, 2013. 30 Replies

African Ancestored Cemeteries - We Must Protect Them

Started by George Geder. Last reply by George Geder Dec 14, 2011. 14 Replies

Ms. Gray, A Suggestion on your Lewis Family

Started by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr.. Last reply by George Geder Dec 16, 2010. 4 Replies

Black War of 1812, North Carolina Privateer Patriots?

Started by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr.. Last reply by George Geder Dec 16, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Margo Lee Williams on November 15, 2011 at 8:34pm

Just published: Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850), An Early African-American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina: My Research Journey to Home (Backintyme Publishing, 2011)

Comment by Angelo Andrews on November 9, 2011 at 6:23pm

If I could speak with all of my great grandparents - I would ask each of them what life was like for them in or out of slavery. I would ask them who their parents and grandparent were. And of course, I would ask about other siblings, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Comment by Muataa on November 6, 2011 at 8:06pm
If I could tell my ancestor about today it would be a mixed story. I'd tell them about my 3 year old boy and 6 year old girl and outline all the advantages that these two kids have to look forward to simply because of the strength, dignity and grace which those first Africans ancestors.  I'd tell them about our President, and also about how our music - be it jazz, r&b or hip hop - has spread all over the world.  I'd also let them listen to a few James Brown records to show that ain't much changed with the rhythm since their JB!!!
Comment by Sharon Sutton on November 6, 2011 at 7:50pm
I would probably have so many question for Celia Allen Free Woman of Color in the Republic of Texas in 1833, that it would be very difficult to tell her anything about my life. My life has been so easy and mundane  to everything she ever had to deal with. But I would tell her about computers and how I use them to research about her life. I think the freed former slave who worked at a bake oven would smile that their is a link about her life on the internet  and that she will never be forgotten .Celia Allen
Comment by George Geder on November 6, 2011 at 7:26pm
If you could tell your favorite Ancestor(s) something about your life or living TODAY, what would you say - and why?
Comment by Anita Wills on November 5, 2011 at 10:46am
I would ask my Fourth Great Grandfather, Elijah Johnson what it was like leaving America and traveling to Liberia. As an educated man, and a soldier in the War of 1812, I would want to know if he found the freedom he was seeking and what message would he convey to his descendants.
Comment by Muataa on November 5, 2011 at 9:05am
I would ask my grandfather - who died before I was born - what it was like to travel from VA to Jersey at the turn of the century (1900). Was his motivation purely economic? To escape racism?  Was he scared? What dangers did he face?  Simply put what was he thinking? It had to be hard to leave his present (family, friends etc) for an unknown future....
Comment by George Geder on November 4, 2011 at 7:26pm
I would ask my 2nd great grandfather, Rueben Melvin who was born in 1754 and lived to be 105, what was it like during the American Revolution, the Louisiana purchase, the war of 1812... and did he think slavery would ever end.
Comment by Lincoln Mulkey on November 4, 2011 at 5:14pm
That one special ancestor would be my block wall paternal great-grandfather and I would ask him to give me the names of his ancestors and why he took the surname he did upon emancipation.
Comment by George Geder on November 4, 2011 at 3:35pm
If you could speak to one special Ancestor, what would you say - and why?

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