GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2006-09 > 1159630721
From: Jim & Marie Wilcox <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Which mtDNA test for insight into ethnic origins?
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 11:53:53
You are probably right. I was just popping off at the thought. I don't
claim to have all the knowledge to understand this science. So, I retract
this part of my statement. Thank you for pointing this out.
I hope I did clearly present how this certain test did or didn't hold up
under the weight of the paper trail I have to answer the question at hand.
Yes-I do take into consideration that even archival records are fallible
but I can attest to the fact the the Dutch in the 1700's and 1800's were
formidible in their record keeping when it came to their colonies and their
cash flow. This was the Dutch East/West Indies Company.
At 04:24 PM 9/30/2006 +0100, you wrote:
>Just a comment.
>I don't think you are right when you mention mtDNA.
>My understanding is that the DNAPrint test looks
>at the genes on autosomal chromosomes
>- perhaps as many as a couple of hundred;
>and doesn't look at mtDNA at all.
>Also I don't think it varies between males and females.
>Perhaps others will know more
>Marie wrote: ..........
>My DNAPrint results:
>91% IE (Indo-European)
>6% EA (East Asian)
>3% AF (African)
>........... Of course, since I am female, this test did
>reflect my mother's Irish/German ancestry and all the female mtDNA.
>To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
quotes in the subject and the body of the message
|Re: [DNA] Which mtDNA test for insight into ethnic origins? by Jim & Marie Wilcox <>|