Monthly Archives: July 2011

Curious Why You Look Jewish But Aren’t?

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Perhaps your grandparents gave up their ties to their beloved tribe of Judah so that they could survive. Maybe it’s been so many generations the family has forgotten they once belonged to this Semite tribe. No one should have to deny their ethnicity.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Want To Trace Your Ancestry But Can’t? Maybe They Were Jewish

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Sometimes we are just traveling down the wrong genealogical trail but when we get on the right road, voila, there it is right in front of us. You aren’t going to get anywhere if your ancestors were Jewish and you aren’t thinking in that vein. It requires a new mindset, which is often hard to fathom, but Christians find Jewish ancestors – all the time.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Everyone Always Asks If You’re Jewish. Maybe You Are, You Just Don’t Know

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Unfortunately when families change religions and surnames to fit within their new surroundings, descendents are left without much heritage. There are plenty of resources to avail oneself and explore their “maybe” Jewish roots and it is quite fulfilling.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Ever Wonder, Am I Jewish?

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You could be. Throughout history, Jews have hidden and cut their ties to avoid persecution. There are many clues to decipher and uncover family secrets.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Hitler, Caucasians, Hindus and Iranians? Can’t Wrap My Brain Around It

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Who the Aryans are has always baffled me. Hitler believed that the Aryan Race was a “pure” Germanic race, which he meant to preserve. Then I heard that Iran means Aryan because they were Aryans. My search for finding exactly who the Aryans are (or were) has brought me this:

Aryans descended on the river valleys of northern India around 2000 BC

Aryans are light-skinned and probably came from Central Asia or Europe

Aryans are of the same stock as Europeans

Aryans were warriors on chariots (this makes me think of Celts)

Hinduism stemmed from ancient Aryans and their writings (they are credited with writing mankind’s oldest book ‘the Vedas’)

If I go by what my newer dictionary defines, it would tell me the root of the word arya means noble, but other than that it just tells me that an Aryan is a descendant of prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European. And for the second definition it states Indo-Iranian.

Still not enough information for my brain to form a concise picture of who the Aryans are (or were). I have an old 1941 dictionary, which describes it further, by informing me that, the Aryans descend from the Iranian plateau from ancient times while another branch entered India. One thing I’m sure of is that they are Caucasian.

Hitler, Caucasians, Hindus and Iranians? Can’t wrap my brain around it.

Hitler was full of myths. Hitler’s belief that Germans were this Aryan master race is not only perverted but also based on what may very well be a myth concerning Aryans of India, their strength and their writing of ‘the Vedas’. No wonder I was confused – the facts are flimsy.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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History Amidst War: Afghana, the Grandson of King Saul, the first King of Israel

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No matter how many years go by, there are those who hold fast and for that we are grateful. I’m speaking of ancestral oral history. Though some will say Afghanistan takes its origins from the Persian word for highlander, there are those who hold fast to oral tradition and insist that it derives from their ancestral line through Afghana, the grandson of King Saul, the first King of Israel. Bani-Israel (which has various spellings) means “Children of Israel”. You may wish to explore your own family origins if you have the surname, Bonte, Banta, Bonnie, etc. , as it may have originated as Bani-Israel and your ancestors did not want it to ever be forgotten.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Did Hitler Help Inspire the Vegetarian/Spiritual Movement that Gained Strength in the 1960’s?

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First I heard that Hitler was a vegetarian. That was long after I had become a vegetarian and it left me with strange thoughts. Then I saw this old documentary about the Nazis and the occult. It left me feeling odd and curious to see these early Nazis swimming in the woods, enjoying the pleasures of nature and hearing of their desire to return to a simpler time. They were familiar feelings. They were my feelings during the 1970s. Unfortunately, a movement that could have been shared and not thought of as ethnocentric wasn’t. And what culture didn’t spring from simpler times? But perhaps those who were not Nazis yet still a part of this new trend of thought, brought these beautiful ideas of nature loving and eating holistically to their new places of immigration long before the Nazis turned it into something frightfully grotesque. Perhaps it was even early Jews who sensed all was not well and left their beloved German homeland before it was too late. Whoever or however the movement was spread, I am grateful. Nature is beautiful.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

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