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Stories of Interest: DNA Points to Royal Roots in Africa

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

DNA Points to Royal Roots in Africa

MSNBC reports on William Holland, a genealogical researcher living in Atlanta who has seen some pretty strange twists in his family tree. Several years ago, he found out that his great-grandfather was a black slave ... who wound up serving as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. But this year Holland's research resulted in something even stranger. Thanks to DNA testing, Holland is being welcomed as a long-lost relative by a ruling family of the West African nation of Cameroon. 


Posted by Michael Leclerc at 09/09/2010 12:06:04 AM | 


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