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Where Exactly is “The Promised Land?”

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Where exactly is “The Promised Land?” And what’s all the singing about the River Jordan? Isn’t it interesting that the River Jordan is sung about by so many people from such diverse backgrounds? It was over three-thousand-years-ago above the River Jordan that Moses looked down upon the promised land of Canaan (Kenaan). Over three- thousand-years-ago and folks are singing about it like it was yesterday? What’s up with that? And where exactly is this Promised Land Canaan? That is not easy to answer but it corresponds vaguely to the area that was called Palestine before the state of Israel was born.

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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Genealogy – Taking a Second Look at “Kin”

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Canaan (Kenaan in Hebrew, pronounced Ka-nan/Kan-yan) was the land of milk and honey for the ancient Israelites. It was promised to “them” through biblical prophecy. The English dictionary defines “ken” as a verb meaning “to recognize, discern or admit.” “Ken” also refers to “Scots Law” meaning “to recognize as heir” and “kin” means “race, people, clan, tribe or group of people having the same ancestry,” making one wonder if “ken/kin” is associated with the promised land of Kenaan and the ancient tribe of Israel, those of who belong, or were “admitted” or “recognized” were “kin.” In Hebrew, to say “yes,” is to say, “ken.”

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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Genealogists, Let’s Talk Cryptically About Our Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents

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You’d be cryptic too if you were uprooted wherever you went. You can’t blame your ancestors for keeping quiet about their Hebrew origins, they wanted to live. And so today, we live, because our ancestors said “enough already” and were eventually convinced into joining the Christian belief system. Belief systems aside, we’re talking genealogy and those of us who are fascinated with unraveling that puzzle want to know. A true genealogist does not care what color nor what religion an ancestor was, they want to get to the truth. Uncovering that truth is a sense of pride because in America, people are free to practice their religion, no longer hiding in dark rooms for fear of, let’s face it … death.

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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What Was the “Law of the Pure Blood?”

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During the Inquisitional era, the Law of the Pure Blood was a prohibition against migrating to Mexico unless one could prove that the last three generations of their family had been “Old Christians.” This law was enacted as an attempt to keep out Jews who had fled Spain and Portugal’s Inquisitions and were seeking new homelands. Today, many people living in America’s southwest are finding that their ancestors were in fact Jewish but hid it, making them Crypto-Jews. It’s interesting to run into an ancestral brick wall only to find out that they were Jewish and for several generations the descendants did not know.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Lies of the Lion Available here:

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