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Surprise: Genealogist Who "Confirmed" Warren's 1/32 Cherokee Heritage Admits Error

PamelaKlass Wrote: May 15, 2012 4:02 PM

It's the surreal political scandal that keeps on giving.  The "genealogist" who offered Elizabeth Warren's only strand of proof that she has any Native American blood in her lineage turns out to be an amateur who now admits the "evidence" she thought she'd collected doesn't actually exist:

Lynda Smith, the amateur genealogist who unknowingly found herself at the root of the false “Elizabeth Warren is 1/32 Cherokee” meme introduced to the media by “noted” genealogist Chris Child of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, acknowledged in an email to me this past Saturday, May 12,...