Am I right about my heritage?

Am I right about my heritage? Topic: Research bible online
June 19, 2019 / By Dee
Question: My last name is Cornett, and from the research I've done online, it shows that my grandpa's family came from England to VA in the 1700s. My grandma's maiden name is Thorne, and online it says a member of her family came to VA from England in the 1600s. My mom's maiden name is Balser. I'm not too sure about that one. My grandma's(mom's mom) maiden name was Stanley. I didn't know if anyone on here could give me anymore insight. Thank you. :)
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Originally Answered: Is it wrong for me to celebrate my african heritage along with my american heritage?
The best way to find out if you have Native American ancestry is to do the research. However, you will need to do research for all of your ancestor in order to 'flesh-out' the one(s) that might be Native American as many changed their names and did not claim their heritage for fear of being sent back to the reservation. Some continued to register with their tribe, some did not...if you can not find a direct ancestor that registered with their tribe there is a good likelihood that you will not be able to prove your Native American heritage. First, start by asking all your living relatives about family history and get any documents or pictures they are willing to share with you for your files. You can photocopy or scan these and return them to their owner. Your public libraries will most likely have both Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest.com free for anyone to use while at the library and with a library card you can use Heritage Quest at home. Another free online resource is U.S. GenWeb at: http://www.usgenweb.org/ they have a page for every state and everything is free. Then there is Rootsweb at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, a free site hosted by Ancestry.com where you can search for surnames and leave queries on the message boards. Additionally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention FamilySearch.org they have many free online records and are digitizing more every day, all free. Their website is: http://www.familysearch.org/. Be sure to check each state that you need information from as many have their own projects, for example, the state of Missouri has a great website that has many free source documents online at: http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/ and South Carolina has many free wills at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinear… Also, do not forget to check Cyndi’s List at http://www.cyndislist.com, which has many links for both free and paid sites. If you are still interested in researching your Native American ancestry, the following website has most of the links a beginner and some advanced researchers would ever need: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/completeindex.htm
Originally Answered: Is it wrong for me to celebrate my african heritage along with my american heritage?
The best place to start is to talk to as many relatives as you can (while they're still here) and get as much information as you can about places they lived, dates, names, maiden names etc. You will be surprised how much fun you will have contacting people you haven't seen or heard from in ages. There is a lot of free information on the internet and a site called Cyndi's List has a genealogical gold mine of these sites listed. The only regret I've ever heard from someone tracing their 'roots' is "I wish I had started sooner". Good Luck and Happy Hunting! E. Land

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