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From: "Kay Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Black Dutch
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 14:25:48 -0500
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Charles, I do agree that it's an excellent report and a good place for anyone to start in their search! Definitely! It's just such a gray area that we need everything we have at our disposal to help put the pieces of the puzzle together.

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Black Dutch


I'm not saying it's the last word. But it's certainly words that someone
should read concerning the term "Black Dutch" if new to the term and
interested in learning a lot about all the theories about it's origin,
recent theories and older ones, and any evidence for and against such
theories. I found the report excellent. That was my reason for sharing
the conclusion of the article. Said report conclusion clearly describes
the uncertainty of meaning of the term "Black Dutch" as it is used

I found James Pylant's report very thorough, well done, and informative.
Especially some of the personal comments and very brief genealogical
histories from the 100 or so families contacted for the report. And the
map showing geographic concentrations by county of "Black Dutch"
families in America. It also has an extensive list of references for
futher reading. I recommend it to anyone interested in the term "Black

Again, for those interested in getting a copy, it was printed in the
March 1997 issue, Vol. 12, No.1, of American Genealogy Magazine. Back
issues can be purchased for $10 at the "" website.

Charles Kerchner

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