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From: "Fran Akridge" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Value of the mtDNA Test
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:51:09 -0500
"where did you hear that U5a1a could be NA is
that just because you've known people who were
supposed to be native that had U5a1a? - Just curious
as I think that's what my dad has and I thought it was
like Viking or something? (his mom was supposed to be
I never "heard" it - just want to hear from anyone who has an Amerindian
legend and is U5a1a. My 3rd g-grandmother was one of those with an
Amerindian legend. When I learned that I was U5a1a (over a year ago), I
sent a note to all of my DNA cousins - asking how many of them had an
Amerindian legend for their ancestor. About half answered that they did.
As I researched more, I learned two things:
- There is U5a1a in Mongolia now.
- The highest concentration of U5a1a is in Northern Spain, and there are
some anthropologists who think that there was an ancient migration from
Northern Spain to America.
Interestingly, two years ago, I thought that my U5a1a grandparent was the
only one who was 100% European - then I learned about the legend (people
didn't talk about being mixed bloods 100 years ago) and received results of
my test about the same time.