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What Else Is News? The Roderick J. Broome column; Article in the Caribbean Lite Newspapers dated October 20, 2002 (page 40)
Internetually Speaking
Calling all Black Brits and all white Brits who have ethnic connections to Blacks of the Caribbean, the African continent, and the Americas, too!
The times of London recently mentioned that all of Britons’ Black roots would be revealed shortly via two Internet Archives that will examine the presence of immigrants over 400 to 500 year period.
Moore so, several genealogists around the world predict that the archives will trigger a quest for information similar to that in the United States after the publication of Alex Haley'’ novel "Roots".
Apparently, descendants of immigrants will be able to use one archive to travel through documents for every mention of every Black and Asian person in London over three centuries up, to 1840.
Guy Grannum, the author of ‘Tracing your West Indian Ancestors’ believes that the archives will bring to light unknown African and Asian ancestry of many white Britons. " "Many of the early Black settlers tended to be male, soldiers, merchant seamen, coming into a white population and forming relationships which resulted in mixed children who would then go on to have relationships with whites resulting in a general [skin] lightening", Grannum said.

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