Reinvented Abenaki

Reinvented Abenaki Take Notice!

 A Special Note to the Reinvented Abenaki and similar culture clubs.

I will make this simple for you —

Keep your distance and I will remain silent about your questionable genealogy.

You have a right to dislike me and my organization, but you do not have a right to make false claims about us or violate our legal rights. I reserve the right to use this blog to document the ancestry of anyone found making false statements about this blog, myself, or Ne-Do-Ba, or violating our copyright in any media, on or off-line.

Ne-Do-Ba has always had a strict privacy policy – we do not make comments about the ancestry of living people and we do not keep records for people born after 1900. However, since we are now being attack on a regular basis by people making false claims about their ancestry, we have loosened our policy for the purpose of this blog and only this blog. Your genealogical privacy is still strictly protected by Ne-Do-Ba  – EXCEPT ON THIS BLOG. If you persist in spreading false information to the public and involve me or this organization in any way, I will use your name and I will comment about your ancestry on this blog.

Keep your distance and I will remain silent about your questionable genealogy!

There are those in N’dakina (our homeland) who will claim this blog is biased against them and only promoting Ne-Do-Ba’s own agenda. They are correct – our agenda is to promote responsible, intelligent, documented research and present our findings publicly. I am making this clear now so there is no question about it – any person not on board with our agenda will be discriminated against in all respects. If you are uncomfortable with that, please go somewhere else.

Keep your distance and I will remain silent about your questionable genealogy!

There are folks who will claim our blog policy is intended to cover-up or hide the truth concerning their families. They will be dead wrong. First, I will let my readers be the best judge of my actions. Second, provide appropriate historical documentation to demonstrate we are hiding something and I will explore it in public on this blog. My readers will then be able to form their own conclusions about your claims. If you are uncomfortable with this, please go somewhere else.

Keep your distance and I will remain silent about your questionable genealogy!


17 thoughts on “Reinvented Abenaki

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  1. Nancy annance

    Family history on the Annance I was wondering if u may have any info

  2. JBotala

    I am trying to find my Parizo/Parsaw connection. Do you have any advice please?

    • Visit our website to explore the records and genealogy tips we provide or write to us with specific details about the person you are researching (names, dates, locations, spouses, children, etc.) and we will look into it for you.

  3. Brenda Sweeney

    Hello, I have been told by 3 different family members that my great great grandfather Solomon Amasa Cross b. 1827 Thornton, NH was and Abenacki Indian. His parents were Daniel Cross and Debra Dugan of NH. Solomon fought in the Civil War mustering out in Bethel, VT. and again I was told he was called Swamp Boy during his time in the U.S. Army. I find his census records and military draft stating he was “white”. I have looked through the website and have not found anything. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    • Very sorry this comment is just getting approved. It seems to have gotten lost in e-mail limbo.

      Ask your family members “how they know this?”. Families love to tell stories. Sometimes they are true and have accurate details and sometimes they are not. Without evidence it is just a family story. Ultimately, we each have to decide for ourselves if we want to believe the family story or what the evidence (hopefully based on good research) is telling us.

    • Wendy Marshall

      Brenda, do you have any records about Cross being Abenaki? My stepsons Cross family is said to have Abenaki but I haven’t been able to find the source.


      • This is Nancy, the writer of this blog.

        What Cross family are you talking about? Where did your Cross family live? What is the time period? Without knowing who you are talking about, it is impossible to try to assist you.

  4. Hello Wendy and Nancy,
    The Cross family I am talking about is my great great grandfather Solomon Cross. He was born in Thornton, NH in 1877. Solomon lived throughout his adult life in Bethel, VT area. All of the speculation about Solomon being Abenacki may be just a story.

    Since writing to you I have found that Solomon’s father, Daniel Cross 09 Mar 1784 Emerson, ME and mother, Deborah Durgin 11Dec 1783, Hopkinville, NH. Daniels father, Daniel Cross 04 Sept 1745 Methuen, MA and Elizabeth Tyler 1745.

    I have found this information through on a members tree, and have not investigated it personally yet. But the information I read and what research I have found, I am thinking we are not native American. The family members who told me we may be Abenacki thought this because some of them were dark haired and darker skinned than their siblings!

    With my new information that I have to verify, I doubt we are Native Americans. Thank you so much for responding to my request.
    Brenda Sweeney

    • Hi Brenda,
      Glad to hear back from you.

      Looks like you are on the right track – gather data and verify everything. This is the way to learn the truth about any family story.

      Best of luck in your family history adventure.

  5. Ha Ha just found this article. Love it. Love “culture clubs” :) Good for you! Genealogy is hard work and yeah, two steps forward and one back all the time.

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