Toomer Family BLOG

Our goal is to celebrate ALL Toomer family members today and yesterday. This blog will include history, genealogy, and reunion news. Additionally we will share our talent in poetry and prose, along with spotlight news on family members.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Why do Toomers need to study Africa?

Besides the fact that African history is your history, the Toomers have a new reason to celebrate Africa. Soon we will know the results of our DNA test from African Ancestry Inc. They will provide us with the people and country who share our ancestry. Go to the Toomer DNA testing page to get more information:
http://www.toomerfamily.com/Toomers_Today/toomerdna.html.

Additionally, at the reunion you will be able to win a prize if you correctly guess your African ancestry. In fact, we may provide a few clues on this blog. Who knows what we may do. You can also have fun looking at different pictures of Africans on the internet and notice a family resemblance.
I don't know I about you, but I have been claimed by Africans from multiple countries and islands. They say, You are a so-and-so. You just don't know it. Hey I am open. I will be from where ever you say, for right now. Cause one day I will cease to be ignorant of my personal African heritage. I just can not believe that the day is here.
Whoopie Goldberg made a good point on the PBS series,
African American Lives, about knowing a specific ancestral country in Africa. She said that during the summers of her youth, the Italian kids would go to Italy, and the Irish kids would go to Ireland, to visit their family. They were going back to the old country. When they asked her where she came from, she said Mississippi, or whichever state she said. You know that Whoopie is crazy. Growing up they were not taught about Africa. Africa was the dark continent. But now, thanks to technology, we know the location of our old country. One day we can travel back home. Start saving now. Create an Africa Repatriation (Visiting) Fund.
  • If you want to learn more about African American DNA testing, watch African American Lives, a PBS show and DVD. This is a new release . View more at PBS.
  • If you really want to get deep into DNA , check out Spenser Wells, The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey. This comes in book and video format. The video is great. They also show it on TV.
  • If you want to know more about Genealogy and DNA, take a look at, Megan Smolenyak s, Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using genetic Test to Explore Your Family Tree. This is a wonderful resource for the family history researcher.
  • If you want to contribute to the Toomer DNA testing fund, contact Floyd. These tests will benefit us all.

8 Comments:

  • At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do the Toomers adopt? You're such a progressive, organized family I just want to belong.

     
  • At 2:51 AM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    On a rare occasion we have Toomer Associates. This is for special service to the Toomer family.

     
  • At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Excellent. I can't wait to hear the results of the DNA test. I really believe we will find out that we came from the East Coast of Africa. (Sera Leone)

     
  • At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are truly racking my brain with this DNA. Iam still working on figuring it out.You know who Iam. A very close relative!!!

     
  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Shamele Jordon said…

    Yeah I know who you are. You are a close crazy cousin. Keep hope alive! LOL Send me your new email address Big C. And take some Paxil or something.

     
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