“We Were Supposed To Be Neals:“ Reconstructing an Enslaved Family Using DNA

Renate Yarborough Sanders
Apr 1, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Elizabeth Neal
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James Neal
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Location Location
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A Sister for Calvin
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DNA Comparisons
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Using DNA analysis, combined with documentary research and with only one hint of family lore, the presenter has found the family of her enslaved great-grandfather.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Renate Yarborough Sanders has been engaged in genealogy research for two decades. She is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, as well as enslavers and free people of color. Renate is the author of two blogs: “Into the LIGHT”,
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  1. CM
    Charlotte Moore
    1 month ago

    Great Presentation!!! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the next presentation.

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      Renate Sanders
      1 month ago

      Thanks for checking it out, my friend!

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    Myles B Caggins
    2 months ago

    Great work Renate. I admire your journey to find your DNA relatives and your exemplary research and analysis.
    Kin Finder Group, LLC, Myles B Caggins, Jr

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      Renate Sanders
      1 month ago

      Thanks, Myles!

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    Clarence Braxton
    2 months ago

    Fantastic presentation, Young Lady. I’m so proud.
    Clarence

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      Renate Sanders
      1 month ago

      Thanks, Mr. Braxton! I’m so glad you were able to watch! 🙂

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    Julie Goyette
    2 months ago

    Extremely inspiring and interesting!

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      Renate Sanders
      1 month ago

      Thank you!

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    Darlene Sye
    2 months ago

    Renate, I really enjoyed your “We Were Supposed To Be NEALs:” presentation! AWESOME!
    I have used this technique to find my great grandfather and some of his family members as slaves, that was an easy one. I need to add on some of your detail kind of work to dig even deeper on that line and also on other branches of my tree.

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      Renate Sanders
      1 month ago

      Good luck in your continued research. I also have much more to do!

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    Brenda Fountaine
    2 months ago

    Great presentation!

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      Renate Sanders
      2 months ago

      Thanks!

  7. JH
    Jamesetta Hammons
    2 months ago

    Excellent presentation. Thank you for sharing this amazing genealogist with us. Your research and analysis of your findings give hope.

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      Renate Sanders
      2 months ago

      Yes! There’s always hope! 🙂

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    Peggy A Kehoe
    2 months ago

    What a story! I admire her tenacity in doing such extensive research. Inspiring!

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      Renate Sanders
      2 months ago

      Thank you.

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