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From: "hp-jl" <>
Subject: Test results, now what?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:50:46 -0700
I'm new here and will try to be brief.
I had some genetic tests done for medical reasons, and adding ethnicity
testing and MtDNA seemed interesting. It was. Now I have questions.
My MtDNA Haplogroup came back H.
My ethnicity came back 92% European and 8% Native American.
The NA part must have been a deeply-guarded family secret. We used to kid my
mother that she must have NA in her because of her thick, black hair, high
cheekbones and eye shape. Our father was half Swedish and half
Irish/English, so most of us are quite fair and show no evidence at all. But
mom's family were all olive skinned and had a sort of Hispanic or NA look to
them. She clearly had no clue at all.
So here's the question. Is there any way to figure out which ancestor was
NA? Both of my parents are deceased. I have one living brother and two
living sisters. Does the fact that my MtDNA group is H mean that the NA
contributor was male? Would testing my brother add any new information?
This is a family of Utah pioneers from the early 1850's, so I have extensive
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