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An African American-Guinea Family Reconnection

-by Willie Wynn

Mohamed’s maternal uncle Aly, Willie Wynn (African American), Mohamed Fofanah (Guniea)

My desire for quite some time was to find out information about my enslaved ancestors that were once enslaved in southern U.S. 476 more words


6 AncestryDNA Notes for Easier Comparison

With matches for hundreds of 4th cousins or closer and thousands of distant cousins on AncestryDNA, I needed a simple but efficient method of working through and sorting my brother’s DNA matches. 663 more words


Writing Life

A social group I belong asked a while back if I’d offer a few tips about writing an autobiography. Who me?  I’m more into making things up in fiction. 1,358 more words

On Writing

Got My DNA Results! 

DISCLAIMER: I am not sponsored or affiliated with Ancestry.com. Everything I am about to say in this post is solely my own opinion and experience. 264 more words


The Confession:

We are already in the middle of this journey.

It started with a DNA test via Ancestry.com. Once I got my results in June, my father was inspired to take the test himself and received his results in July. 436 more words


Family Trees, DNA, And The MTHFR Gene

Over the last couple of months, I’ve gotten back into digging around on ancestry.co.uk, searching for long-forgotten relatives. About six weeks ago I got an email from them saying they were having a discount on the ancestryDNA test, which takes a sample of your DNA and tells you where in the world you originate from. 1,662 more words