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From: Nelda Percival <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Ancestry DNA results help...
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 21:20:13 -0500
Had to be a MTDNA test...If she swabed her self, because the autosomal tests did not become available to the public until this spring, and at present not all companies offer it....
So your correct in the evaluation if the situation.
> Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Ancestry DNA results help...
> Linda, if you did the swab yourself (and it was a few years ago), we
> know that it wasn't a Y-chromosome test. That leaves us with two
> 1. A mitochondrial DNA test. This would represent only your distant
> ancestor on your mother's mother's mother's (etc.) line. This would
> explain why there would be no information at all about your father's
> line (including the fact that his father was 100% Japanese), since the
> DNA that was tested would have come to you strictly from your mother's
> 2. An autosomal DNA test. This represents a combination of DNA from
> both of your parents. While you would normally get 25% of your
> autosomal DNA from each of your 4 grandparents, in reality the numbers
> could vary a lot, which again would explain why you would see only 6%
> East Asian (instead of 25%).
> Drew Smith
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