- Jun 1 10:48 AMI'm sorry Neville i should not have placed the word race at the end of
Mulatto, but the word Mulatto sometimes completely describes what a person
would look like. My great grandfather as i was told had very pale complexion
and it was difficult for anyone to know he had a drop of black blood in him
unless that information was given to them . So by me saying Mulatto, members
of the group i hope have a better understanding of the person i am looking
for, if they were asking another individual instead of a paper trail.
>From: Neville Quelch <nquelch@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [guyanese_genealogy] searching
>Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 16:08:31 -0400 (EDT)
>I have been reading all of the correspondence with great interest. I am
>not searching for my family but enjoying the way you all have put energy
>and time in helping each other. I have never before seen Guyanese working
>together in a common cause since independence. Obviously it takes
>politicians to screw-up the works. Please do not let any politicians in.
>I have one comment to make to Kizzyann. Mulatto is not a race. The
>Americans used a one percent rule that stated if a person had 1% Black
>blood then the person is Black. By using that rule, the various shades of
>Black peoples have a common history. If that history is taken away, then
>the people termed mulatto would be without a history or place in the world.
> I certainly don't mind if some Blacks were called cocoa brown, peanut
>brown, etc. At least they would be still be included as Blacks.
>"Jon - Budmart.co.uk" <budmartuk@...> wrote:
>I will have a look and see what i can find out and get back to you in a few
>days with any findings.
>Speak to you soon.
>kizzyasam <kaas79@...> wrote:
>My name is Kizzyann sam I am searching for my mother's (Florence
>Griffith) relatives.My mother was born in Bush Lot, Essequibo. All my
>father's genealogy records are accounted for. All i have to track my
>mother's side is very vage and almost non-exsistant, with names given
>to her from my grandmother (Margaret Griffith) who was afraid my mother
>would not be accepted into the family because of her skin color. My
>grandmother's father came to Guyana,from Barbados and settled in the
>pomeroon around early 1920'sor much earlier. His name was Griffith and
>of the malatto race. My grandmother's mother family came from India
>with the name...Cadeir... which the changed later to ....cadells... my
>spelling of these names may be a bit off. I would really like to
>reconect with this half of my family. If anyone has information i would
>really appreciate it.
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