Genealogy… Thirty-Seven-Thousand-Years-Ago

Usually when I think of my ancestors I visualize them in fashions from a medieval era; stiff collars, lace up shoes or tunics and sometimes I’ll envision more primitive cultures who wore deerskin and loincloths. But imagining what they were like thirty-seven- thousand years ago is a strange sensation.

Native American historical timelines tell us migrating tribes came from Siberia to North America. If American Indians’ oral history is that there was no one else around, archeology discoveries aside, as a group they consider themselves America’s first people and deserve more than a little respect for that.

Visualizing our ancestors sitting on the side of a grassy hill wrapping a stone onto a stick to sling an animal or fishing in the warm sunshine along a rapidly flowing creek… can be good for the head. Primitive ancestral history belongs to us all. Whether you descend from European, African, Middle Eastern or Asian ancestry, it is our story. Why not take the time to visualize it?  Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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What Do You Think of When You Hear the word Poland? The Holocaust?

When I hear the word “Poland,” I think of the Holocaust and millions of innocent people who died on Polish soil. However, those dreary and sad images were not always the case. When you think of Poland, imagine you hear the beautiful sound of flutes. Ancient Roman writings tell the story of early Poland as a place where strange people made beautiful sounds with their flutes and were so peaceful they did not use swords. These gentle, pastoral people were sheep and cattle shepherds, spun and wove their own clothing, kept bees and fished and hunted in the vast woodlands. Sounds a lot like the Acadians who went from France to Canada. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Lies of the Lion Available here:

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