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I was born in New York City.
I am an artist, photographer, sculptor, writer and genealogist.
Extensive research and discovery of my ancient Taino heritage via mtDNA testing for confirmation of ancestry and verbal family history which led me to research my family tree in depth. I also had my yDNA tested also expanding my family tree.
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Who Are We and Who Were Our Immediate Ancestors

The study of the genealogy of our ancestors can be challenging. The first question that is often asked by persons who are just beginning is, How do I begin?

Most of your research will begin using the Internet and the best place to start is within the United States Federal Census Records of Puerto Rico.

Things you should know that are important to your research:

1: Your family's complete surname. The Puerto Rican surname spins off of the old Spanish tradition.…


Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:30am

Sharing Scientific mtDNA Studies of "Extinct" Taino

It is an old scientific paper on mtDNA studies that were done on ancient skeletons of the Taino ancestors. These studies were done before the People gathered together to ban desecrations of ancient grave sites. Despite that these mtDNA studies prove that the Taino people are not "extinct." That you are still here as evidenced within mtDNA test results of descendants of the Taino.

The paper I am sharing was written by Charles Lalueza Fox et al, I am hoping I can upload it…


Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:22pm

The Guanahatabey, New Data - New Vistas, Old Conceptualizations Revisited

The Guanahatabey, New Data - New Vistas, Old              

                     Conceptualizations Revisited

    John J. Browne Ayes, Author of Juan Ponce de Leon His New And Revised Genealogy

      The Guanahuatabey were a distinct people and spoke a different language from the classic Taino. Thus, they were different from the Taino racially and probably have their ancestry within a different tribal group that migrated from…


Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:58pm

Lecture at the College of Ana G. Mendez in OrlandoFlorida

Yesterday I gave a lecture at the college of Ana G. Mendez in Orlando, Florida. The lecture pointed out errors within the history and genealogy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon, the survival of the Indigenous people, the Taino and the Guanahatabey of the Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Isla Hispanola and Isla de San Juan de Puerto Rico survived and left maternal genetic descendants despite the destruction and abuse they suffered during the conquest of the aforementioned islands. 

At the end of…


Posted on October 13, 2013 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

The Ancestry Of Puerto Ricans

My latest discovery within my genealogy is the Legrand.

Jean Baptiste Legrand immigrated from New Orleans to Puerto Rico during the early 1800's when the Spanish royals had issued what was called Cedula de Gracia. To qualify the immigrant had to have had baptism within the catholic church. the immigrants were then granted land as well as official citizenship in the Spanish province of Puerto Rico. 


My other grandfather, Jean Louis Ales also immigrated to Puerto Rico…


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At 2:58am on January 13, 2009, Caracoli said…
Guakia Baba (Our Father)

turey toca (is in sky)

Guami-ke-ni (Lord of land and water)

Guami-caraya-guey (Lord of moon and sun)

guarico (come to) guakia (us), taino-ti (good,tall)

bo-matum; (big,generous), busica (give to), guakia (us)

Yucubia-aje-cazabi; (tubercles,bread)

Huracan-wa (bad spirit no),

Maboya-wa (ghost no),

Yukiyu-han; (good spirit yes),

nabori daca (servant am I),

Han-Han Catu (So be it
At 8:51pm on December 30, 2008, mark said…
great pictures my brother,sometimes I sit outside for a time and its amazeing how nature just keeps going on around you when you sit quit and don't disturb it, beutiful pics
At 3:56am on November 3, 2008, Juan Almonte said…

Thanx for requsting me as your friend on the site. Havent connected in a while. Many personal issues that I am working threw.

Thanx for you comments. I am going to look into them. But it diffently makes sence that Guanahuatabey and Ciboney also lived in PR. These two tribe are not really written about. They are grouped up with the tainos. So it does make sence that we have Guanahuatabey and Ciboney admixture. On top of that I am sure they also spoke a arawak based languge. Or a dialect of it. So I am sure that some of the words that we use are not only taino but these two other tribes aswell. I think that even carib words. I am sure do to the spaniords inslavement of our people. We must have some carib admixture aswell.
At 1:29am on November 1, 2008, Guy Marco said…
I have this healing prayer in song (check my songs) - #9. 05 Thy Name is....
At 1:21am on November 1, 2008, Guy Marco said…
Thy Name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succour in both this worls and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
At 1:16am on November 1, 2008, Guy Marco said…
Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants, and abide by His Bidding!
At 10:23pm on October 30, 2008, Guy Marco said…
I am sorry to hear that - will have in my prayers. Take Care
At 2:29pm on October 29, 2008, Guy Marco said…
Hi Bro - Are you going to Pow-WOW this weekend in Orlando - Fair Ground (50)?
At 3:15am on October 29, 2008, Juan Almonte said…
Compai, thanx for the correction. You know sometime reading all this info can drive people nuts.

Nice pictures, of you and your mom and grandmother. Very idigenous. I diffently see the features you mentioned on your grandmother. Very intersting. Like I said before I dont know much about the Haplo Group catogories. But its diffently intersting that you have Guanahuatabey-Ciboney Haplo Group. That I know of the Guanahuatabey and Ciboney didnt live in PR. Did they?

I have to admit all that dna sound chinese to me. But diffently it would be intersting to see what thy come up with. Cause I have the same doughts that you have. I see many ridicouls claims.
At 10:39pm on October 27, 2008, Juan Almonte said…
Hey Ayesart,

To tell you the truth the reconstruction look nothing to what the skull does. The reconstruction looks like a person of negroid and mongloid admixture. But the skull with out the clay looks very caucasion.

Know that you mention it. I too hope no one is getting offended. The terms that I am using are anthropolgy terms.

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