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African Secret Genealogy… So Many Ancient Roads to Travel

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Secret GenealogyAs many of you know, I write about genealogy, in an “outside the box” fashion. We’ve been spoon-fed Biblical history in Sunday school and world history has been laid out before us in textbooks, movies and documentaries. But there is waaaaaay too much left uncovered.

The people of the world, really are intertwined. We all have ethnicities in our DNA that would not surprise us… it would shock us. Of course, we all know that white people can and do have African ancestors and we all know that black people can and do have white ancestors. And Asians… and Indians… and Middle Easterners… and Europeans… can and do have the DNA of a variety of ancestors. And I’ve written about African genealogy in my previous Secret Genealogy books but now it’s time to devote a whole book to it. I’ve always wanted to, but didn’t know if I could. But when I started writing a new Secret Genealogy book, the African chapter kept growing and growing… so it is standing tall as its own book, Secret Genealogy V – Africans in Our Family Trees. I have no idea when it will be finished, these books have minds of their own. But I thought I’d let everyone know that it is in the works and I’m enjoying the journey.

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, Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians and Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. 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

Secret Genealogy IV:  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-IV-Native-Americans/dp/1500756105

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Blacks With White Ancestry / Whites With Black Ancestry

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“Bantu” means “the people” and is used to define numerous African tribes with a variety of dialects. My old encyclopedia states that most of the black people “living in equatorial and southern Africa (except the Pigmies) belong to the great Bantu family. It is believed that originally the Bantus lived in Eastern Africa and at some later period pushed their way south and west.” Taking a look at my globe I see that the Bantu people could have come from the Holy Land thus making them Bani-Israel, Children of Israel. And if there is a connection that could mean that the thousands of people who have similar names (Beni, Bantu, Bantam, Banten, Banta, Bonte, Bani, Bandi, Bonde…) might be part of this huge group. According to the same Grolier Encyclopedia, the languages of black Africans fall into five major groups: Bushman, Bantu, Sudanic, Hamitic and Semitic. The Bantu group has 400 languages.

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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