Sunday April 1, 2012
I was told my great grand parents we are Jewish, German, French, American Indian, Aztec
and black. I was born in Mexico. However on my birth certificate my nationality is not listed as Mexican but as Castallena. My Rios ancestors arrived in Mexico from Spain. Rios last name is Rivers in English.
My Rios grandfather married an Aztec woman. My Rios grandfather moved his wife and children from a different state in Mexico to Laredo Mexico. The children were told to never return to that town. The reason to never return there was never ever spoken by the Rios grandfather nor his children.
The entire family died without divulging the a word.
On my mothers side the last names are Reyes (King in English), and Lopez. I was told we had Jewish, German and French ancestors. My mothers grandmother was an American Indian from Oklahoma.
Somewhere in-between my American Indian grandmother and my grandmother I had a mulatto great-grandfather!
When I was a little girl about seven or eight years old my grandmother told me her father was mulatto. Yet no one on that side of the family seems to know about any black ancestors in the family.
I want to know who I am? I would love to be tested for DNA.
Will you please help me?
Sara Rios Hochstein