DNA says I am 2% Central African & 2% South American Native – NPE!

After much research, it seems to me that I probably descend from a mulatto solider in Dutch Brazil. My DNA from 2 major companies both show about 1% to 2% South American native. My three youngest kids’ tests on ancestryDNA all show 1% South American and one of the kid’s ethnicity estimate at My Heritage […]

Born in Brazil: Margarietja Polhemus – my 8th Great Grandmother

My 8th great-grandmother Margarietje Polhemus was born in 1642 in‪ Itamaracá‬, Pernambuco State, Brazil and died in 1702 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. Her father Dominie Johannes Theodores Polhemius was a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Holland and in 1637 he was part of the Dutch migration to Brazil, taking over the Colony of Recife from the […]