quote:Originally posted by Yemaya:
A thought came to me while working on my family tree. So many black folks in America in different regions seem to be distant relatives. So I'm wondering have I ever dated one of my own cousins and not realized it??? Is it just me??
No, it's not just you!
I was doing some thinking in response to Baiwen's recent question ... and the fact that slaveholders sold and separated MANY of our families from each other, often to other states or regions, means that we don't really know WHO may or may not be a blood relative to us!
We know the (immediate) family that we know ... but there is so much uncertainty stemming from the evil that was perpetrated on our ancestors ... and continues to plague us as a people.