Paperdoll Ancestry with Lisa
As I continue to unfold connections to my DNA result matches, learning my haplogroup has completely befuddled me. My haplogroup is F2 originatIng in Southwest China. So this is where the mother of my genetic family line originated.
THIS is my whoosah. My mojo. My oh snap. Wow.
Meanwhile, I do have a touch of conspiracy theorist in my cypher after working a couple of decades in entertainment media production. How do we really know what’s true? We’ve seen limitless behind the scenes in movie making and writers craft interviews. Not including reposts on straight out lies in Egyptology findings.
I’ve longtime had interest in anthropology and actually interviewed for a doctoral program at Columbia in early 2000s. A maternal anthropology program at that. My first love is archaeology inspired from the King Tut exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the 70s.
And here I am making discoveries in family genetic anthropology.
Trying out mobile posting. Waiting for the perfect chance to sit down with my laptop and create the perfect post is way too long. Operative word - perfect. So long perfect. Life is too short. *Note to self. ~ Lisa
My first introduction to astrology was through my Nana. She was a Libra and I was born a day before her. She proudly had a few Libra motifs with the scales around the house. Over the years I would hear from people after asking their Zodiac sign, I don’t believe in all of that. Even these days I’m a little put off to hear someone thinks of astrology as negative or evil. I don’t feel that way especially looking at the positions of the planets and stars through astronomy.
When the Harriet Tubman park opened in Maryland, one of the panelists shared insights about how she Harriet used astronomy to guide her on the Underground Railroad to safely take enslaved people to freedom in the north. This news was definitely intriguing and I wanted to learn more.
Another time sparking my interest in astrology was more personal. While researching my maternal grandmother’s family history in Westmoreland County, I came across slave plantations named after astrological signs. The plantations were part of the Robert Carter estate at Nomini Hall. Since then I’ve been working to uncover more about Carter’s interest in astrology and how that relates to the enslaved people that he owned.
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About Lisa Hazell
Family Historian, Paperdoll Journal founder, Lisa Hazell is a lecturer, educator and writer. Learn More