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From: "H. D. Smith" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Value of the mtDNA Test
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 22:02:51 -0500
> While I have zero expectations of finding anything other than European
haplogroups -- no rumors of Native American or
African American heritage in any of my lines . . . .
My great-grandmother was born in Western NC in 1869. I have talked with
older relatives who knew her, including her youngest daughter, and they say
without hesitation that her mother was Native American.
Would a mtDNA test on her one surviving grand-daughter do anything at all to
verify that my late mother was a direct line female descendant of a Native
American woman? It is accepted as a given within the family but we have not
yet been able to identify either of my great-grandmother's parents.
I am only trying to validate the family belief.
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