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  7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

Is Obama’s White Mother Descendant of Slave?

"Obama genealogy" has become even more of a popular hobby than Jewish genealogy. Now, ancestry.com says his white mother’s third generation ancestor may have been a black slave. The website’s team of genealogists ignored the usual route of tracing the ancestry of Obama’s black father, from Kenya, and instead researched the background of his white mother, who was from Kansas.