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History: Who Are the Founders and Patriots of America?

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The Founders and Patriots of America is a society that opens its doors to any United States citizens who had colonial ancestors who were in America by May 13th, 1657. Back in 1657, the Native people (Colonists called them Indians) were fiercely defending their land. They would have resented anyone claiming that they “founded” the land. After all, the Indians had been here for thousands of years. But we know how that ended. After the Dutch settled, Britain sent large numbers of its citizens to America to outnumber the Indians. And the French were here early too. So were the Spanish and the Portuguese. The Germans came in greater numbers a little later and ever since, people from all over the globe have flown or sailed to America’s great shores. Who are the Founders and Patriots of America? It may have been a group of people who formed a society and incorporated in 1896 but as far as I’m concerned, America’s oldest “founders” are the Native people who were here long before 1657. And its Patriots are those who love this great country and teach their children its history. A history that is inclusive of all people, from all lands.

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, Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees, Secret Genealogy V– Black, White and Hamite; Ancestors of Color in Our Family Trees and Secret Genealogy VI – Freemasons, Jewish Conquistadors and the Holy Family. Available here:

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Those Mysterious Acadians

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I wouldn’t be so curious about the French Acadians had not my father made such a big deal about them. He told me that I should study their history. When I tried to get him to explain to me who they were, he became frustrated and short tempered and said, “Just look it up.” So here I am thirty years later, fascinated with ancestry and history and those mysterious Acadians. Who were the Acadians? Were they Jews? One woman on a Jewish message board came from a Catholic background and she had recently learned that Acadians may have originally been Jewish. She was uncomfortable that she had not known the truth.

The Acadians were a former French colony in Canada, now known as Nova Scotia that “ceded to Great Britain 1713”. Webster’s dictionary says “ceded” but I think more accurately the Acadians were thrown out. Most of them went to Louisiana and are known today as Cajuns. And where did these “Acadian” people get their name? One has to wonder if they are not the “Ad’kad” people.

“Akka’dian” – Of or pertaining to the ancient Semitic inhabitants of southern Mesopotamia before 2000 B.C.E. or to their civilization, or to the east Semitic dialects of Babylon and Assyria.”

“Mesopotamia” – region in ancient country, Asia, between Euphrates & Tigris rivers; in modern usage practically coextensive with Iraq. Where some believe the biblical Garden of Eden existed.

Those mysterious Acadians …

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:

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Indentured Servants, Slaves and Open-Minded Loving People, They Were Our Ancestors

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The first African Americans came to the colonies as Indentured Servants and in the early colony of Virginia were comfortable intermarrying with Native Americans. The Portuguese, who made their way very early to the Appalachian Mountains, were also comfortable intermarrying with African Americans and Native Americans. Native Americans intermarried with Africans because they often found themselves living on the same plantation as slaves. And on occasion, the Jewish, Dutch, English, French and Spanish landowners took slave women as their wives or concubines.

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:

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What’s Wrong With Being Jewish?

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I am not Jewish and was shocked to discover that my ancestors were. They were some of the first American colonists who settled in New Amsterdam and the forebears of many prominent and sometimes famous families. Like thousands of other Jews they fled European persecution often going through France, Italy or Germany first, before going to Amsterdam, a city that Abba Eban says “evokes a special intimacy and affection in Jewish hearts”.

As the identity of these ancestors becomes apparent, why is it that the mere mention of it on the genealogical message boards often brings dead silence and sometimes hostility? What’s wrong with being a Jew? Early American Jews were highly moral, hard-working virtuous families having all the qualities that Americans strive for and admire. In fact, my research has brought me to the revelation that these “silent Jews” helped form the basis for what we’ve often thought was the “Protestant work ethic” or “Christian values”. Whether you find comfort in it or not, an investigation into the origins of some of the family names woven deeply into the fabric of early American history show they were originally Jews.

Historians and genealogists will all tell you that Colonial parents gave their children Biblical names not because they were Jewish but because it was fashionable. I always accepted that but today I am not so sure. I think we should reopen our family albums and look deeper into the meanings in our family tree and coats of arms. Names such as Levi, Jacob, Rebecca, Rachel, Benjamin and Ezekiel may have been the last opportunity Colonial American Jewish parents had to lay claim to a heritage that stems back thousands of years and has the biblical stories to accompany it. I come from numerous generations of Christians but before that many of them were Jewish and I ask you now with an open heart, what’s wrong with that?

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:

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

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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

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Are We Racists If We Ask, “What’s Your Nationality?”

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Good question. What is it, the last nation with which you were a citizen of? And then what nation is that nation? The last country that conquered it? America’s boundaries did a lot of changing during the Colonial era and so have countries around the world. It may seem interesting to question one who has a foreign accent, perhaps just being friendly but they may have been a citizen of our country long before we were born so to them it could make us appear racist. One thing most of us have in common is that we love our country. Whenever I travel outside of it, I’m always happy to be back.

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

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Next the Injustices of Slavery?

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I am extraordinarily curious about colonial slavery and I hope writing about it will uncover why. I am very white but like many Americans, I have plenty of ancestral roots from colonial slave states. And why, as little children, did my sister and I pretend we were slaves? In a very serious manner, I would pull her around in a wagon and we would speak what we believed was slavery dialogue.

I have a pattern of basing my novels on people who have suffered injustices. (Although the stories are rather sexy and string romances together). “Lies of the Lion” is the story of post-Inquisitional Jews in Amsterdam who built communities while pretending they were Christians. “The Celtic Prince” is about the evolution of people away from their native Judaic roots and the pain it entails. “Gold River” is about a struggle for Native Americans to preserve ancient burial grounds.

My next project will no doubt include delving into the history surrounding Colonial Slaves. I touched on it in “The Celtic Prince” but will explore and share the findings much more extensively in the next story.

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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