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#1 I was adopted in 1947; at that time it was not popular to be a minority of any race if you could pass for white. My adoptive parents were French Canadian and they were told by the adoption agency they thought I was FC also but, maybe, possibly, could be, whispered Indian.
#2 One son and one grandchild were born with Mongolian spots. My granddaughter's were fairly large. Many questions about my genealogy resulted and I petitioned the court to open my adoption records. The results: my maternal grandmother is from the Garden River, Ont, Canada and the Sault St. Marie, MI Tribe of Chippewa. She is listed on the 1908 Durant Roll.
Through further research I've been able to become a registered band member of the Sault St Marie tribe of Chippewa in Sault St Marie, MI
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Marilyn, I see we share many similar stories! I was adopted in 1946 in B.C. But my GGG Grandfather came from Quebec in the early 1800s and his family came from France in the 1600s. Not a whisper of any First Nations Ancestry growing up, and my Mongolian Mark was something I explained to my friends by telling them that's where my tale fell off! Not sure where THAT came from! Finally found my birth roots about 2000 when B.C. opened up adoption records and there to my surprise were native roots - from B.C. and Washington State. Those men who came to BC early [from Germany or France] had to marry someone, and of course it was the indigenous women. The Spanish sounding names have thrown me.
Hello Marilyn. Yes, you are definitely a C1b because of the 493 mutation. What mutations did you have with the Genographic Project (HVR1)? The HVR2 from FTDNA has all the mutations for C1b, but no others that would help link to any specific lineages. Perhaps there is something more in the HVR1 part. Let me know. Thanks, Ugo
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