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Degroat in Canada originally from Kansas or Missouri

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Re: DeGroat''s in Ontario

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: De Groats
The family is largely American Indian,Dutch/Black(?)many ethnicities-family being from the NY/NJ area.If you look up Ramapough Mountain Indians,there is alot of information,concerning the area,& the Native people-there is alot of mis-information,& derogatory information also-to know the truth,you would have to know the people,& have grown up in the area-I did-my birth registration,says I am a De Groat-was told the 'story of my adoption" which I have been for years trying to learn the truth of it-that aside,the De Groats were hard working people-put up with & fought much discrimination & predjudice over the years-treated as outcasts in Mahwah/Suffern/Hillburn,etc-we are a proud people-survivors,& do have a heritage & culture worth learning;I grew up on the "Mountain" til age 13,& in both the De Groat & Van Dunk families...we are good people,regardless of what others may think-it is a situation,of people afraid,not understanding,& judging a community of people they do not know,so what they do not know,they make up as fact-I personally,claim my American Indian heritage,as do the De Groats I know.Hope that answers your question.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
potpets 23 Jan 2000 1:59PM GMT 
Kelly DeGroat 25 Jan 2000 8:14AM GMT 
nmlord 19 Oct 2009 12:53AM GMT 
KellyADeGroat 22 Aug 2013 7:56PM GMT 
mommaneve 16 Nov 2009 3:41PM GMT 
Dorinda F Vil... 17 Nov 2009 10:42PM GMT 
LISADEGROAT20 10 Jan 2011 3:03AM GMT 
LISADEGROAT20 10 Jan 2011 4:17AM GMT 
KellyADeGroat 22 Aug 2013 8:01PM GMT 
LISADEGROAT20 10 Jan 2011 4:14AM GMT 
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