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mtDNA L2a1

Africa, the Mediterranean, Iberia, the Caribbean, the Americas and Beyond
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About us

We are a fascinating and diverse lot who all trace from an African "mother" who lived 2,000-3,000 years ago. Who was she? Where was she? By what path through history did she lead to all of us? That's what this group is going to discover! BTW, you'll note there are no surnames listed because frankly, surnames are not very relevant to the connections in this group. For example, most Jews didn't even take surnames until the 1800s and most African-Americans have the surnames of their original slave-owners. Our common ancestry within ethnic groups and across ethnic groups therefore predates surnames in almost all cases. Having said that, when I get enough spare time, I will try to add some of our group's surnames in for those who are wondering! (-;