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looking for my roots

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Re: looking for my roots

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi, my name is Rachel Bal. I live in Florida. All i can really tell you is that my family is of Hawaiian origin. And its a really long story, but our last name was changed many generations ago by a french woman who took custody of a family of children. She changed their last name from the Hawaiian one to her own (Bal) because the hawaiian islands were under french occupation and hawaiian children were prohibited from attending school. I really had no clue where the name 'Bal' was from. I knew it was french, but that was all i knew. if you would like to get back to me, i can tell more and in depth of what i know. all i know is that my great great great something came from hawaii and married a european woman. they both came to america at the same time in the early-late 18-1900s im really not sure. but if you're interested i could talk to my grandfather? i dont know many other people with our last name. and those who i do know, are directly related to me. hope to hear from you.

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balmalgorzata 22 Feb 2010 2:58AM GMT 
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balrachel 29 Jun 2010 10:56PM GMT 
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