Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/2/2007

Black history links many histories

When I researched my ancestors (and searched who they were before they were slaves), I found individuals as diverse as we are today, and debates as personal and as conflicted as the debates we have today. My African ancestors – farmers, soldiers and village chiefs from the Akuapem Hills in Ghana – were captured as slaves. I found their specific families and villages from the 1600s. They fought wars, known as the Maroon rebellions, for their freedom in the colonies of the Americas. They had children with Europeans who were slave and plantation owners and who were nobles related to the royal families of Scotland and England. Some were their allies; some were their oppressors. for more click here

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