I’ve always been interested in my roots, my ancestors and where they were from geographically.
I am an African-American. Both my parents are African-American as well.
On my father’s side, my grandmother’s father was Gullah who are descendants of enslaved Africans who lived in the low country regions of Georgia and the North and South Carolina.
The language spoken was Geechee, which seemed to be affiliated with the creole language.
Here are a few celebrities who are of Gullah/Geechee descent:
Also, my grandfather’s mother was Native American but I don’t know what tribe she was from. And his father was African-American.
On my mother’s side, both her mother and father were African-American as well.
I am proud of being an African-American woman! I would love to know more about my ancestors and if they were from Africa , from the Caribbean, South America, etc.
Though people told me that when they first met me, they thought I was Jamaican or Ghanaian. And these were people were Caribbean or African descent. For all I know, I could have ancestors who come from one of those nationalities!
I eventually want to try out the Ancestry DNA test where they can predict a certain percentage of each nationality that’s in my DNA based on a saliva sample.
I don’t have any children yet, but when I do, I want to be able to teach them about their nationality and for them to know the history of their ancestors.
Have any of you tried out the Ancestry DNA testing? If so, were you surprised with the results?
Or have you recently discovered something new about your nationality?
I’d love to hear from you!
Daily Prompt – Roots