finding your roots

Mystery in the Family

Andria Wimberly February 27, 2012

I was born in southern NJ in 1946. I was adopted at 18 mos. and raised by a family who provided a boarding house for seniors who needed assistance. I was ten years old when I learned I was abopted. I would not hear further information until I was age 27. i received a phone call, someone remembered where I was all those years that my birth mother had pasted away. I had never met her nor my birth father, whom i heard had been from the British Hondorus. I attended the funeral in 1974 and saw my mother face to face for the first time in her casket. I learned of a grandmother and great grandmother, they both had be stricten with a stoke and could not speak. All my reasearch has been through document searches. I learned my father was from Central American, working near or on ships supporing the war. He disappeard after my birth and was never seen again. In my quest for closure I continued to search and I have found one sister, and was told of a brother whom I have not located. In February, I had MyDNAMix percentage results reveal 16-18% indigenous America and 84% African. The mystery of my father continues.I would sincerely like to uncover the Belize connection.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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