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Secret Genealogy Books Available in Print

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Just a heads up informing that all three of the “Secret Genealogy” books are now available in print. Thanks for reading my blog and my books!

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Secret Genealogy (paperback and ebook)

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-1-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368140165&sr=1-1&keywords=Secret+Genealogy+by+Suellen+Ocean

 

Secret Genealogy II (paperback and ebook)

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368140358&sr=1-1&keywords=Secret+Genealogy+II+by+Suellen+Ocean

 

Secret Genealogy III (paperback and ebook)

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368140437&sr=1-1&keywords=Secret+Genealogy+III+by+Suellen+Ocean

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Unraveling African-American Genealogy

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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 Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry. Available here:

Paperback: Secret Genealogy: https://www.createspace.com/4234160

Secret Genealogy II: https://www.createspace.com/4235650

Secret Genealogy III: https://www.createspace.com/4239009 eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ocean

eBooks at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Suellen+Ocean&x=3&y=12

eBooks at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Secret-Genealogy-by-Suellen-Ocean?store=ebook&keyword=Secret+Genealogy+by+Suellen+Ocean

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New Angle On Hard To Find Genealogy

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We should not assume that our ancestors three or four hundred years ago were Christians. Yes they may have their names in church records, Christian marriage records, etc. but this does not mean they were not Jewish. Nor am I trying to say they weren’t Christians. They could easily have been Jewish and were either hiding it or in the process of converting. There are many Old Testament names resting upon the graves of our Christian ancestors. If you can’t find any ancestry past that headstone, you should try looking at it from another angle.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy a how-to for tracing ancient Jewish ancestry and Secret Genealogy II, Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors, both available at Amazon, B&N and Ocean-Hose.

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WHAT IS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT?

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An ark is a chest. The Ark of the Covenant is a wooden chest the ancient Israelites made to hold the Tablets of “the law”. The story goes that the chest was made because of a command the Lord gave to Moses. It is also called The Ark of God, Ark of God of Israel, Ark of the Testimony, Ark of the Lord God and Ark of the Covenant of God. The Ark was oblong and it held two stone tablets that contained the Ten Commandments. The ark was sacred and highly symbolic for Jews. Its place was in the holiest spot of the Tabernacle and the first Temple. The story is told that the waters of the Jordan River divided when they drew near carrying the Ark. The Babylonians burned the Temple and the Ark of the Covenant is thought to have been destroyed in the fire. Jewish tradition tells of a restoration of the Ark of the Covenant when the Messiah comes.

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:

Paperback:

Secret Genealogy: https://www.createspace.com/4234160

Secret Genealogy II: https://www.createspace.com/4235650

Secret Genealogy III: https://www.createspace.com/4239009

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ocean

eBooks at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Suellen+Ocean&x=3&y=12

eBooks at Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Secret-Genealogy-by-Suellen-Ocean?store=ebook&keyword=Secret+Genealogy+by+Suellen+Ocean

Losing Our Religion

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Though intermarrying happened within all ethnic groups, tribes, etc. the Jews of the Middle Ages did not approve of it. They were very strict with their laws and customs and they did not think it enough to have faith in God but believed it crucially important to follow the Law of Moses. You can see how difficult a task that must have been when being up-rooted or forced to hide. Unable to openly teach religion, at times Jewish children grew up not knowing how to practice it. The old adage, use it or lose it, rang just as true during the Middle Ages for religion as it does today for any number of disciplines. What did happen though, when they had an opportunity to regroup, was that they tried their best to return to the old ways and the customs of the ancients.

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:

Paperback:

Secret Genealogy: https://www.createspace.com/4234160

Secret Genealogy II: https://www.createspace.com/4235650

Secret Genealogy III: https://www.createspace.com/4239009

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ocean

eBooks at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Suellen+Ocean&x=3&y=12

eBooks at Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Secret-Genealogy-by-Suellen-Ocean?store=ebook&keyword=Secret+Genealogy+by+Suellen+Ocean

Mexico’s Inquisitional Coastal Jews

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The coastal area of Mexico is where many Jews settled during the Inquisitional period. As the years progressed, many moved toward the cities. Descendants portray ancestors as Jews who posed as Christians. They chose highly religious surnames like “de Jesus”. They allowed their daughters to become nuns and their sons to become priests so that the family could go to him for confession, avoiding the Catholic version of confessing sins. These families were guilty of Judaizing and they could have been executed for it. History shows that thousands were. These ancestors kept their Jewish symbols hidden away, perhaps never showing them to their children. There is a long list of Converso surnames from Mexico and America’s Southwest. The descendants of these Crypto-Jews are speaking up and re-claiming their heritage and it is not always easy for them.

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:

Paperback:

Secret Genealogy: https://www.createspace.com/4234160

Secret Genealogy II: https://www.createspace.com/4235650

Secret Genealogy III: https://www.createspace.com/4239009

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ocean

eBooks at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Suellen+Ocean&x=3&y=12

eBooks at Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Secret-Genealogy-by-Suellen-Ocean?store=ebook&keyword=Secret+Genealogy+by+Suellen+Ocean