Hi Julia, I am not so sure that you have not contacted me before re: the KEY surname connection----------looked for but failed to find an old email re: same. Got back on this today, when I found some info by a TANYA ETHERIDGE on the LA board--------feel strongly that there is a connection there, and hoping to hear from her, altho her post is quite old. I KNOW that the KEA/KIAH surname links to my tri-racial line of NC-------I have made NO connections for my my line and cannot help but think that folks do NOT know of connections, or are loath to acknowledge the same. Would so appreciate you contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Warm regards, carol wheeldin warren.