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From: Jim & Marie Wilcox <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Which mtDNA test for insight into ethnic origins?
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 11:28:41
I had the DNAPrint test done and James is right. In my case, I fortunately
had a well documented paper trail genealogy in hand so when the results
came back, the two really didn't support each other. The test did give me
insight into further research which is ongoing.
My DNAPrint results:
91% IE (Indo-European)
6% EA (East Asian)
3% AF (African)
My well documented paper trail, resources the Dutch and Suriname, South
America Archives, and documents provided by a volunteer group of
researchers (a socialologist, anthropologist, and immigration attorney
putting together the colonial history of Suriname, SA) traced my paternal
grandmother's lineage back to the mid 1700's as a African slave and
subsequent European and Amerindian offspring to present.
So, compare the DNAPrint results to this and you can see how the test
really didn't benefit me. Of course, since I am female, this test did
reflect my mother's Irish/German ancestry and all the female mtDNA.
If your sister really wants to learn with accuracy, the best she can do is
the paper trail genealogy, DNA testing that will look for both paternal and
maternal clues and keep in mind that this will only give her a glimpse of
the truth of ancestry.
She would need to find all of the players first and their positions in the
family DNA soup and then test those of interest to get an idea.
At 02:06 AM 9/30/2006 -0700, you wrote:
>To tell the truth that's what I thought. But my sister is
>under the impression (saw something on tv about it) that
>it's possible to get a DNA report which will say (for
>instance) that a person is 70% European, 20& Sub-Saharan
>African, and 10% Native American. Is there any test, or
>combination of tests, that could produce such a report?
>> In a message dated 9/29/2006 6:55:09 A.M. Central
>> Daylight Time,
>> My sister wants to have her mtDNA
>> tested. She is mainly interested to know about
>> non-European portions of our descent.
>> Just remember that your sister's mtDNA will test her
>> mother's mother's
>> mother's mother's mother's.... lineage. If that isn't
>> the line with the
>> non-European portion of your descent, it won't help her
>> find it. You may need to find
>> cousins to test to explore all the lineages which
>> contributed to your
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