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  1. R. Wayne Ashton says

    Thank you for this. My maternal grandfather lived and raised his family in Black River, JA. I’m told that his birthname, Hyam, makes it likely he was of German Jewish descent.

  2. Jacqueline says

    This is the story of most of the world.Migration and slavery produces intermingling with human beings.. This is the outcome. My mother’s ancestry is of Germany ancestry from St.Elizabeth. You will see a lot of fair ruddy skin tone,blonde to light brown,hazel,blue,green Jamaicans that certainly are from German,Scottish, Irish ancestry. I would love to find out my mom’s family history too and my Dad.She has passes on,her siblings before her.So very difficult and I live in U.S.But,maybe someday I will know more. Good to know your past to understand you.

  3. Gary Brown says

    I really enjoyed the video. My mother was from Seaford Town. She said a placed called Lamb’s River. She was of Irish decent mixed.I can’t ask her anything because she passed away 2006. I would like to know if you can make a video about the Irish connection? Thanks for making the video.

  4. Jason says

    It tells a story that is hard to ignore. The struggle of remembering where you came from..yet moving forward. To remember the past but to keep looking to the future. Thank you for telling this story!

  5. says

    I am from Jamaica. I live in New York and I’m of African and Asian descent. I have to share this with my German American friend

  6. Effie kameka says

    My dad was born in seaford in 1909. His name was George F Kameka. He left his homeland in 1926 to settle in Belize. I am 1 of his 9 children. My daughter visited his birthplace in March of 2009.

  7. Deborah says

    I am based in the UK. I cannot watch this on line using the Amazon.com link as when I tried it said that my debit or credit card must be linked to an American bank. May i suggest you also sell this documentary on iTunes, too, so that it can enjoy a worldwide audience?

  8. Dwight Hacker says

    Just found out now at 29 years old that my Great Grandfather…Hubert Hacker a German man Started my family in Seaford Town JA…. And i am the 4th generation in the Hacker Blood Line….But as i am 1 out of 13 of my Dads kids i am the only one of my Brothers and Sisters that has a Different Mother and born in America and not really knowing my Family History….and now as i search i fee so Proud of where i cam from….Oh how God is Good

  9. Keisha says

    Just found out that my Greatgrand father, is sikira from Germany. And I was wondering Olof you might be able to share some light.

  10. Denise says

    That’s super interesting. I have a friend who is from Westmoreland and directly related to Kameka’s. Not sure if she is related to your dad, but I guess there’s some possibility!

  11. Ray says

    The sad story of rural development in Jamaica. Nothing continues to improve in most rural areas, so decay sets in. I know the area very well because I was born in Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth and grew up in Catadupa St James and also have relatives from Seaforth Town. In the sixties the German population was vibrant in Seaforth Town and things were looking good. Surprisingly this area was the seat that P J Patterson held for many years and look at it now. Without proper rural development the history of many areas and its people will be left on the dump heap of time.

  12. Somers Caula says

    The origination and birth place of the Somers’ ancestors and generations now wildly spread throughout Jamaica and the rest of the world… Thanks cuz for this post…

  13. Annah Heard says

    I was told my grandfather was from Seaforth Town, they were Ulett’s . I will visit one day before I died. I now lived in the USA. Thanks for the story.

  14. Sharon says

    My mother is from Seaford town and I still have close family who I visit. My last one was in 2013. Her family is the ‘Kameka’ family, her father, Oswaldo Kameka her mother Rose, Mama Rose’.
    Most of my uncles moved to Canada, some Aunts but some remained to this day in Seaford. I would love to see the documentary to see if they are featured.
    I remember visiting in the 80′s when the German heritage was visible. A lot of white faces. This has changed over the years with most of the young moving to the larger cities.
    I urge all of you, with links to Seaford town to visit now, before it changes too much, especially the church and school. Speak to the elders left who have an astounding recollection of their lineage.
    Thanks for doing this documentary.
    By the way, some of my relatives traced and have been in touch with Kamekas in Germany.
    Sharon

  15. Vinnette Duhaney says

    My mother was born in Bethel Town Westmoreland and her fathers name was Sidney Kamaka . He was of German descent but as you can see the spelling of his name is not Kameka. I also know someone from that area and their relatives spell their name Kamicka. Which one is the correct spelling?

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