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From: "Linda Davis" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] ANCESTRY.COM SALE ON DNA TESTS!
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 08:23:05 -0600
Thanks for the informative reply. I intend to have the mtDNA test done also
and will probably go with Oxford. The reason I went with the NA first is
because my mtDNA line is also my documented NA line. I have records of my
grandmother (mother's mother) Dawes Commission records for her fathers
family who married into the Chickasaws before 1800. They removed to Indian
Territory(OK)during the removel 1832-1845. My grandmother's mother came to
Indian from TN in 1901 with her mother and about 25 other family members to
register as Mississippi Choctaw. They were denied for a lack of written
proof. As you can see much of my maternal line is or appears to be of mixed
Vie Bacon, b 1904 New Born rolls Chickasaw Grandmother maternal
Lucy Sims b 1880 TN appl'd MS Choctaw Grgrandmother
Sarah Singleton b 1838 TN " " Gggrandmother
Louisa Jane Hickman b.1813 Choctaw?? Ggggrandmother
Thanks again for the advice!
> In a message dated 03/17/02 7:52:47 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> > Can someone tell me what I can expect to be the differance between the
> > test and the mtDNA ? Will the NA have any results
> > other than the NA markers? If not what will it have if by chance the
> > are negitive?
> This is a very new service, and we haven't seen any sample reports from
> anybody yet. A representative from Ancestry explained a little bit about
> difference in an old message:
> The two tests use different methods. In many cases you can determine
> you have Native American ancestry from the sequence data on the mtDNA
> but I suspect the NA test won't tell you anything about your sequence
> The mtDNA test gives you the sequence of bases in a section called the
> hypervariable region. The NA test uses a method called RFLP (Restriction
> Fragment Length Polymorphisms) which chops the mtDNA into pieces. The
> of the fragments are used to classify the results into "haplogroups,"
> are named with letters of the alphabet. NA haplogroups are A,B,C,D and
> sometimes X.
> The sequence data does correlate with the RFLP results, so a company like
> Oxford Ancestors or Family Tree DNA will often tell you which haplogroup
> belong to. FTDNA also has a NA test, but I'm not clear on what method they
> We just don't have enough experience to know how often you would have a
> positive result on the NA test when the mtDNA sequence data can't be
> classified as A-D/X. Personally, I'd be inclined to have the mtDNA test
> first, because it will give you data you could compare with another person
> even if your results aren't mtDNA.
> If anyone has received mtDNA or NA reports from Ancestry.com, could you
> them for us?
> Ann Turner
> GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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