Friday, November 21, 2008

Howard Has Nzeman DNA

Howard Robertson of Memphis met a distant African relative last weekend.

He recently discovered through DNA testing that he shares the same blood as a chief from the West African country of Ghana. That makes him an heir to the throne of the Nzema tribe, according to those at a Stafford County ceremony Saturday.

Robertson shares a common female ancestor with Chief Nana Ndama Kundumuah IV of Princes Town, a sister city to Fredericksburg.

Their connection may go back 28 generations before families were separated by the slave trade, said Paula Royster, a genealogist who organized the reunion. [Link]

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