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It’s #BlackHistoryMonth and I’ve been slacking on content. But today I want to share something special!
My family recently made a discovery: my mom’s mother, Mabel Ruth Collick, descends from one of the “20-odd Negroes” brought to Jamestown in #1619 the first Africans in America. Image
I’ve tweeted a lot about the Dungee/Dungeys, my mom’s paternal side which is the Pamunkey/Mattaponi line that I’ve grown up knowing. But unfortunately, African American family history is notorious difficult to research. I’ve been working on mine for many years.
Most of my Black lineage was FPOC which helps cause there are records. Abt a year ago, I was contacted thru #ancestry by a DNA cousin. She enlisted the help of a certified genealogist. Here’s what we found.

My 9th great grandmother’s name was Margaret Cornish.
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If you got a DNA test for Christmas, I'm urging you to reconsider taking it. You're potentially exposing yourself to massive personal and financial risks.

And you can potentially harm discriminated-against populations including disabled people.

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#23AndMe #Ancestry
Your immediate financial risk is if the DNA test reveals anything about your predisposition to certain conditions, when you apply for health insurance, the company can reject your claim if you don't reveal those conditions.

Then you can get charged more if you do reveal
Also, if you take a test, you are giving away private biometric data not only affecting yourself, but your relatives. Now that your child knows you're pre-disposed to a condition, that can affect their insurance too
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/21/2021…
Organizations’ system noise creates errors in decision making | McKinsey…

#SystemNoise, #DecisionMaking, #CognitiveBias
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/24/2021…
As China Stops Exports of Phosphate, what will be the impact on 11-52 Prices and Availability?…

#phosphate #china #export #agriculture #price #availability #logistics #NorthAmerica
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No-one has asked but here's a thread about adopting the handle @OfKnockamillie
To start this thread, Knockamillie is the name of land perched above the village of Innellan, overlooking the Firth of Clyde south of Dunoon #Argyll
Today you could blink and you'd miss it 👀 /1
I've seen many different spellings over the years in my research including, Knochamelie, Knockamellie, Knockamely all of which makes research *interesting*
(I became an etymological detectorist to try and determine the word's origins from the #Scots #Gaelic ) my theory is /2
Knockamillie (modern spelling) as per the road name has evolved from the Gaelic 'cnoc' or 'cnocach' meaning hill or hilly and 'maille' which I have seen translated as cape or promontory which would fit with its elevated peninsula location overlooking the Clyde (red map pin) /3
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[Thread] Like many of you, I fumbled my way into #GeneticGenealogy which uses DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogical and historical records to unlock hidden connections & answer questions. It's what helped answer this question: who was my 2nd great grandfather?
My great grandmother on my paternal side was Dora Cloud (1890-1975) and she was an Estelvste - an African Native American - of the Creek tribe. Here she is visiting her mother's grave with my wee grandfather is tow (look at her knees).
Dora was a mixture of two sparsely documented groups from an area - the Indian Territories - that didn't keep the best records. Raised by a single mother who passed way too early, the only record of her father was on the Dawes Final Rolls: John Whistler.
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Thread: (#Ancestry #DNA #PeopleAreNotSecrets #2019vs2018)

As we're heading into the holidays and we recently had a fit of family birthdays, I find it interesting people are already reviewing 2019 before it's over. It's also interesting how many people
Believe the current year was worse than the previous, even when they said the same thing the previous year. In general each person marks each year in relation to their own life. 2019 wasn't as positive as 2018 was but each were better than 2017.
In 2017 I had a difficult work load, a back injury and the loss of my adoptive mother who was the last of my adopted family. In summary it was pretty negative except for a Black Friday sale on @Ancestry DNA tests that changed my life.
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