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From: James Blair <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Which mtDNA test for insight into ethnic origins?
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 10:51:29 -0700 (PDT)
She's not looking to resolve any unanswered questions, or
identify any particular ancestor. She just would like to
know (and so would I) whether any non-European strains
would show up. It's not there in the paperwork, which is
pretty extensive, but since there was a big incentive to
conceal non-white identity, the paperwork doesn't
necessarily reveal the whole truth. True, the DNA might
not either, but it should be interesting.
--- Jim & Marie Wilcox <> wrote:
> 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
> At 02:06 AM 9/30/2006 -0700, you wrote:
> >To tell the truth that's what I thought. But my sister
> >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?
> >--- wrote:
> >> In a message dated 9/29/2006 6:55:09 A.M. Central
> >> Daylight Time,
> >> writes:
> >> 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
> >> find it. You may need to find
> >> cousins to test to explore all the lineages which
> >> contributed to your
> >> heritage.
> >> Anne
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