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Fourth Generation Inclusive

News travels fast.  One of our blog subscribers, Joy, recently sent me a link to a new blog that’s just a few months old, Fourth Generation Inclusive.  I’ve already found a couple of things involving Native heritage to repost and … Continue reading

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Thick Hair, Small Boobs, Shovel Shaped Teeth and More

Yep, there’s a gene for these traits, and more.  The same gene, named EDAR (short for Ectodysplasin receptor EDARV370A), it turns out, also confers more sweat glands and distinctive teeth and is found in the majority of East Asian people. … Continue reading

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Fort Dobbs and the Indian Attack – 1760

Twenty-seven miles west of modern-day Salisbury, North Carolina, Fort Dobbs is located in Iredell County.  In 1756, colonial Governor Arthur Dobbs commissioned the construction of the fort to protect Piedmont settlements during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).  At that … Continue reading

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The Autosomal Me – The Ancestors Speak

This is Part 2 in the series, “The Autosomal Me.”  Part 1 was “The Autosomal Me – UnRaveling Minority Admixture.” Every Sunday, I write something called a Sunday Story.  I’ve done this for years.  I send them to my kids … Continue reading

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The Traveling Tuscarora

Fletcher Freeman has once again graced us with one of his excellent  research papers.  Thank you, Fletcher, for sharing, and for continuing the quest! The Traveling Tuscarora By Fletcher Freeman At first contact by the English, the Tuscarora were located … Continue reading

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Tom King, Woccon Indian

William Byrd’s Book, “Villainy Often Goes Unpunished,” page 11, provides us with this information: CCR-192… “The Honble. Landgrave Robert Daniell Esq Govrnr of No. Carolina The Humble Petition of Nicolas Dawe Sheweth Whereas yr Honrs. Petitionr. Having Receaved Dammages to ye Value of five … Continue reading

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2012 Blog in Review

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows or reads the Native Heritage Project blog.  2012 has been a banner year, especially for a first year, with over 64,000 views from 115 countries around the world.  I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Free DNA Intro Webinars

Ever want to find out what DNA testing for genealogy can do for you?  Well, it’s your lucky day. Sometimes last minute opportunities are the best!  Thanks to the APG, the Association of Professional Genealogists (, these two webinars are … Continue reading

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Native Resources Online

Ask and ye shall receive….and I did.  Thanks to Bill and Yvonne, our readers, I have a list of some online resources for you. You can view on-line or download in pdf format – some quite large, 40MB+ – it’s the … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA Conference 2012 – Native American Focus Meeting

Wow. Talk about drinking from a firehose. From the minute we arrived in the lobby Friday afternoon until we got back to the airport Sunday evening, we barely had time to breathe. This was an amazing conference in many ways. … Continue reading

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