Monday 9 April 2018

This African child.

So the tracing of my matrilineal line presented these results.
No real surprises here for me, but I need to go a little deeper. Also trace my fathers line, which I'm told can only be done via a male family member
It is possible to fine tune this search, also bare in mind arbitrary borders drawn up by colonisers.
Anyway, here you have it.

African/Caribbean Migrations
'Most African Caribbeans can trace their ancestry back to Western Africa from areas in present-day Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Nigeria, the Republic of Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and Mali. Over a three-hundred-year period, nearly 5 million people were enslaved and brought to the islands to work on sugar plantations. After emancipation in the early 1800s, they moved from island to island looking for seasonal work, usually returning home after the work was finished. Thousands journeyed to Panama, where they helped build the Panama Canal. Others moved to New York City and became successful business people and medical professionals'.

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