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.… Continue
Added by Ayesart on September 3, 2014 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Ayesart on September 2, 2014 at 5:22pm —
The Guanahatabey, New Data - New Vistas, Old Continue
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…
Added by Ayesart on September 2, 2014 at 3:58pm —
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… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 13, 2013 at 10:17am —
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… Continue
Added by Ayesart on May 17, 2012 at 11:00am —
My book has acquired a new venue: Check it out on Barnes and Nobel:…
Added by Ayesart on June 16, 2010 at 12:19pm —
I've finally got my new book, Juan Ponce de Leon His New and Revised Genealogy listed within Google Books search engine.
Pretty soon my publishers will finally get around to getting the book listed on other Global marketing venues.
I have allowed Google Books to provide a limited preview of the book online.
If you want to check it out follow this URL:… Continue
Added by Ayesart on May 30, 2010 at 11:30am —
You know there is an old saying in genealogy: "When an ancestor wants you to find them you will."
This whole process for me has been very rapid. I began searching for my ancestors at the age of 14. I am 64 now and to some that might be a long time. But during the process of searching for my ancestors I've gathered over 25,000 of them. So the amount of time spent looking for them is quite relative to the amount of ancestors I have found thus far in my… Continue
Added by Ayesart on May 20, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Portrait Image Juan Ponce de Leon Copyright John Browne Ayes. All Rights Reserved, national and International.… Continue
Added by Ayesart on April 23, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Juan Ponce de Leon His New and Revised Genealogy the Book Posted on Aug 31st, 2009 by ayesart
The reason for my abscence from these pages has not arisen from creating a plastic work of art or seeking out to discover beautiful nature subjects for my photography but from a different kind of artistic realization.
I have been very busy working upon an important new project. A book!
Juan Ponce de Leon His New and Revised Genealogy.
On 08 28 2009 I uploaded a… Continue
Added by Ayesart on August 31, 2009 at 11:43am —
I've been away for a time and the time has been spent researching and making new discoveries.
New people have been added to my family tree and some old dead ends found their new life within the "new" connections that have been made.
The family connections weave in and out of one another and sometimes go round about the world only to return to thier home in the end.
Our ancestors were all restless people moving to and fro about their world making new discoveries… Continue
Added by Ayesart on January 10, 2009 at 10:43am —
Luzia's skull was found in a Brazilian cave in 1978. Her remains were stored for quite sometime until someone began to take interest in her skull. She died at the age of 20 to 25 years.… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 26, 2008 at 7:30pm —
The family tree I am going to share with you today contains the ancestral heritage that goes back to the year 1990 AD to Cuba.
The people that lived during that time were the Guanahuatabey.
The Guanahuatabey were a distinct people and spoke a different language from the classic Taino.
They and the other tribes that lived in the Carribean are considered, "neo Taino."
I think that terminology is a gross error, because it is another way of insulting us all.
Neo according… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 26, 2008 at 11:30am —
Copyright 1956-2008 John Ayes
The following is my family tree. I have been working upon it since 1956 to present.
Explanation of PCID Post Columbian Indigenous Descent. This speaks to you of the results of my maternal mtDNA test. My father's yDNA test was a total surprise to me. He was supposed to have Irish sequences.
As it turned out his yDNA Haplo group was E3b2. Phonecian and Middle Eastern sequences with a touch of Levite Jew.
In any case, Getting… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 17, 2008 at 7:30pm —
1: Ayesart at the age of 14
2: Ayesart's Mother
3: Ayesart's Grandmother
Yesterday I received an E mail from a good friend of mine. We met via a Forum that explored the genealogy of Moca Puerto Rico.
The E mail she sent me contained questions about her recent mtDNA… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 16, 2008 at 5:30pm —
That has always been the human downfall.
You came to us in your shining armor
And you were lost looking for the promised land.
We knew who you were
And all you would bring, there was a prophesy.
And despite knowing that
We extended our hands in friendship.
You raped us
You stole all that we had and knew
And you cut off our extended hands
Of good will and… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 10, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Atabey - Earth Mother
Mother of conception and birth
Mother of Yucahu
Her image has been transformed by those who practice Spiritualism. Our perception of the gods change as we change.
I created the painting upon two canvases joined together to place emphasis on the spiritual world of Atabey merging with the concept of the physical world. And to dispel the illusion of dualities.
People are actually… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 10, 2008 at 8:28pm —
I am hoping everyone can read Spanish. I am going to post some documentation regarding the Repartamiento de Indios without writing my thoughts about it. The documents will tell all.
At the end of this post I have added the genealogy of Moctezuma family.
You will see precisely how mtDNA and yDNA were infused into the Spanish bloodlines and then transfered via "mestizo" children who moved to the Caribbean, Terra Firma, etc. The Moctezuma descendants have been found in Puerto Rico in the… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 10, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I am going to post as my first blog entry a comment I had made a few minutes ago to one of our members.
I think it will describe where I am at and where I have been and where my ancestry is within.
I am a new member to this net work and I happened to be browsing articles and I found yours quite interesting.
I have had my mtDNA analysed by Family Tree DNA and the results showed Haplo Group C. My wife also had her mtDNA done and her… Continue
Added by Ayesart on October 8, 2008 at 10:30pm —