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Alva H. Griffith
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  • San Ramon, CA
  • United States
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"Hi Alva. Hope you are happy and well. I’m Camille Potts a cousin on the Logan side of the family. I’m creating a family tree on Ancestry and using your data from1994 and have some questions about the pictures. Would love to hear from…"
Oct 9

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Conrad, Mason, Revels, Jones, Allen, Tatum, Phillips, Rhodes, Logan, Har(d)grave, McKnight, McAdoo, Sublett, Holdip, Griffith, Strange
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA, Caribbean (Barbados)
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
african american
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
to teach my kids about their legacy

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At 2:58pm on October 9, 2022, Camille D Potts said…

Hi Alva. Hope you are happy and well. I’m Camille Potts a cousin on the Logan side of the family. I’m creating a family tree on Ancestry and using your data from1994 and have some questions about the pictures. Would love to hear from you. My email address is cdpcat1@ and my cell # is 843-412-4043. 

At 3:11pm on September 21, 2016, Sarah M Taylor said…

Hi Alva, I am A2f. My great grandmother was Tlingit tribe from Wrangell Alaska area, born in 1846.  Many of my mtdna matches seem to be in the southwest and Puerto Rico. 

At 7:59am on December 2, 2012, ANTONIO FLORENTINO said…

Alva Hello! My wife is also mtDNA Haplogroup A2, and my father's mother is also mtDNA Haplogroup A2 did the test with FTDNA

At 9:05am on November 23, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…

Hi Alva,

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, I discovered on that we do share dna on the X chromosome! What was your mother name or some of her surnames. I really want to make a connection to my mother's relatives. I live in North Carolina.

Comparing Kit F203215 (Martha Gale Torregrossa)(F) and M001309 (Alva Griffith)(F)
Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 200 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 100 SNPs Noise Reduction Threshold = 0.95 Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 3.0 cM

Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs
X 33,224,869 37,693,486 3.9 439



At 5:30pm on July 18, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…

Hi Alva,

As you know my haplogroup is H10e2, but if you look at my admixture I am using as my photo incon, you will clearly see that I do have American Indian and Artic Ancestry. My ancestors were Russian, Finnish and Yoruba. The Indigenous features were more of the indigenous people of Europe's Saami People, but as they moved about the Artic there were obvious admixtures and they finally married into the black community. I am so happy that I decided to take the dna test. I use my results to teach the Genetics unit in our Science book. I teach 7th grade Science. The children found it very interesting. How progressive ir involved are you within the Native American popuation? Stay in touch, Gale.

At 9:10pm on March 6, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…
At 9:04pm on March 6, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…

Hi Alva,

Your excitement is very much needed in geneaology research and making family connections. My mtDNA matches connected me to the Conrads of Cabarrus County , west of the Catawba River in North Carolina. I came across this link during my researching and  saw your photo about finding out your Native heritage. Yesterday I received e-mail from distant relatives in the Manuel and Lee Family Tree. Because my mom's Haplogroup is European, many of the distant relatives will not reply once they find out that african-american admixtures are distant relatives with their families. But, I have had more of a positive experience than a negative experience with responses. Honestly, some were not aware or thought the admixture was Native-American only. Others intermarried into European-American families and took on the identity and likewise with my family that intermarried with African-Americans and were assigned the identity. While, some of the multi-racial identified as Native American. I do know that their is Native American relatives in the family tree but I am in a European Haplogroup, not Native American. Although I have indigenous mtDNA from the Russian Mongolian and Scandinavian inidgenous people. I atested with Family TreeDNA, the Full Genome Sequence and my results are in the National Genographic DNA Project and the ones below: You may contact me at my email address:


At 3:39pm on March 3, 2012, Martha Gale Torregrossa said…

Hi Alva,


My name is Gale and I live in North Carolina. My maternal haplogroup is H10 (Finnish, Russian, German and English). I have always heard folklore of Native Heritage and my Mom was from Sampson County and many of the relatives intermarried with the African-American, European-American and Native American community. My results were Finnish, Russian and Yoruba. I read where you mentioned the Conrad and Mason surnames which my mtDNA connects with. My mother's ancestors were the German-speaking people, Quakers and Mennonites that left  Pennsylvania and settled east of the Catawba River. I am related to the Lawsons of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the Wilsons of Mecklenburg County, NC. My grandmother was a Smith from Smiths, Robeson County, N.C. and Manuel and Brewington grandmfothers from Sampson County, N.C. Other surnames in  my family are Jackson, Freeman, Williams. Jones, Walker, Scott, etc. I am indigeneous of the Saami (Suomi) people of Finland and Mongolian people of Russia. Do you have surnames connected with North Carolina?

At 1:00pm on January 16, 2010, joyce tuckerman said…
Hi Alva, Remember me? We use to email in 2001 about the Mason, Conrad, etc.


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