finding your roots

My Family May Be Too Connected !

Theresa Smith June 28, 2012

I have been researching for quite awhile now and As it turns out from my research we have quite a few famous relatives. We are Majors (Pony Express) , We are Brenton (William Brenton ,
Govenor of New Port , Rhode Island 1600′s), We are Branch (Thomas Jefferson), We are Hise,
Sutton, and it continues on. Most of my lines were here early in the 1600-1700′s so now I feel
we are true Americans. I would have never believed that my families were here that early and
helped so much in the making of America. There are so many I have yet to find though. I have had the hardest
time finding the women. Great Grandmothers on all sides remain not accounted for and so the
search continues. I am so happy to know (by watching finding your roots) that soon the DNA
will be affordable for all of us. I truely cannot wait until my siblings and I can all afford to take this test
and be able to find out where are lines started. I am so grateful for this show and I watch it all
the time. I LOVE IT !! I am still searching everyday. I am trying to locate a grandmother who is
very hard to track down information on. As it stands now….her line leads back to the same
grand parents which makes me a double Speck…Finding Your Roots has shown me that is the case for most peopoole though so not really anything to worry about. Thank you guys so mcuh for doing this show….we love it and we love you !!

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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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