Welcome to the Research Journal of Ne-Do-Ba. I will be exploring a number of potential Wabanaki (Native American) families found in Northeastern North America. I would like to share my journey with others. - - - - -
Wlipunkini - Travel Well
Names can be
spelled a hundred different ways. Get over it. Spelling variations are a
fact of life for genealogists. Get over it. Some of you ancestors
didn't know the "proper" spelling of their own names. Get over it. Your
ancestors likely changed the names or the spelling of their names when
they moved to a new country. Get over it. The way names were spelled did
not become codified until well into the 19th Century. Get over it. Some
of your ancestors likely changed their names to avoid creditors, their
family, their church, or their enemies. Get over it. People still change
their names today. Get over it.
you will eventually find evidence of your native ancestors if there actually are any in your family tree.
High cheekbones are not a sign of Indian ancestry. There are plenty of Europeans with high cheekbones.
Photographs of ancestors in Native American garb are not evidence either. How many times have you been to a fair or carnival where there is a booth for you to dress up in period clothing to have your photograph taken.