finding your roots

My West Indian Heritage

Rosalee Elizabeth McCurdy June 29, 2012

I came to the United States on July 4th 1970 at the age of 15 from the island of Jamaica with my brother Everton McCurdy. We came tojoin my mother who had migrated here earlier. My father remained in Jamica nd has since died. I have no ancestral lineage in the US but I am curious about my Jamaican heritage. Since I have no family left in Jamaica I would like the first generation of our decendants to know about their origins. My mother’s maiden surname was Robertson and my father’s name is William McCurdy.

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  • July 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I have a short story of my mother’s family (Coleman)in their travels from Birmigham,AL. I would love to know from where I come and how, what, where, when about my roots! I am really excited to find out if I can have this story come to ‘light’ by asking if this website can assist in this matter. We have been through a lot of trials and tribulations before, during, and after the “JENA 6″ ordeal! Can this medium make this dream come for my mother, my children, my grandchildren, and as well as myself?! JAH RASTAFARI! Thanks, Love, Peace,&Happiness. One Love, CaSeptla

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