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Cherry picking my tree(s), Folks who don't want to admit to being a tiny part black.

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Cherry picking my tree(s), Folks who don't want to admit to being a tiny part black.

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Has anyone else noticed their family tree's records being cherry picked? By that I mean if you have a family tree worked out generations back to say...colonial virginia or the Pilgrims, someone will attach records and relations from their tree to yours but try to not show that they are also part black.

For example I will login to ancestry and see that someone has browsed and attached records from my tree to theirs. Records showing or suggesting a relation to this Indian, or that Jamestown settler....by way of a mixed race person. Then when I look at their tree they have not followed up on branches that indicate that person's mixed race status OR even altered them to totally white wash that branch.

Has anyone noticed this issue, or is it just my imagination? Can people really be that squimish about having some black ancestors 11 or 12 generations back?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Hontas Farmer 15 Sep 2011 2:11AM GMT 
MJones7636 23 Sep 2011 5:06AM GMT 
HL2604 23 Sep 2011 9:46AM GMT 
Hontas Farmer 23 Sep 2011 1:54PM GMT 
Hontas Farmer 23 Sep 2011 10:56AM GMT 
ajmbaird 20 Jan 2012 2:44AM GMT 
Dannyssmile18... 22 Jan 2012 4:26PM GMT 
Hontas Farmer 22 Jan 2012 4:44PM GMT 
HL2604 10 Feb 2012 8:58PM GMT 
BKaucnik 19 Feb 2013 7:05AM GMT 
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