posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 08:38 AM
I am doing the geneology of my family and know how wide a family tree can cover. And how stretched out those connections can be.
I am probably one of the whitest people you will ever meet. Everything thing about me, from the neighborhood I have always lived in to the foods I
will eat. I am so fair-skinned, more than 15 minutes in direct sun and I burn.
My grandfather's great-grandfather(paternal) in 1830 was a "freed colored man." Married to a white woman. Their children are listed as mulatto, for
at least one generation.
My (same) grandfather's great-grandmother (maternal) was First Nation. This is the classification in Canada for indigenous people, what we call
Native American here in the US. My great-grandmother looks First Nation and is listed as being the mother of 18 kids. The number of cousins forward
to this generation is absolutely mind-boggling.
So, I am related to both black and First Nation peoples.
Does it "count"? No.
Neither does anything about the presidential family tree.
edit on 30-1-2013 by stars15k because: clarity