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From: Janet Crain <>
Subject: [MELUNGEON] Revealing American Indian and Minority Heritage usingY-line, Mitochondrial,Autosomal and X Chromosomal Testing Data Combined with Pedigree Analysis
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:09:50 -0600

*It is an honor to announce the publication at JOGG by Roberta Estes,
co-admininstrator on the Melungeon DNA Project. This is a peer reviewed
article which has passed scrutiny by a panel of highly respected DNA
experts. This paper is a must read by genealogists who are using any of the
various types of DNA testing available. - History Chasers*

Roberta Estes's new academic paper has been published as of Sunday. It's
free in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy sponsored by ISOGG.

The paper, titled "Revealing American Indian and Minority Heritage using
Y-line, Mitochondrial, Autosomal and X Chromosomal Testing Data Combined
with Pedigree Analysis" is at the link below:

The index of the entire journal is available at this link:

It is a long process to publish a paper at JOGG. Roberta was invited to
write this article in March of 2009 and it was submitted a year ago with
final revisions in July.

It will also be on her website at under the
Publications tab. Lots of other free goodies there too.


As a project administrator of several historically based genetic genealogy
projects, such as the Lost Colony, Cumberland Gap, Melungeon, Carolina
Native Heritage and Hatteras Island projects which involve thousands of
participants, I routinely receive questions from individuals who have an
oral history of Native American heritage and would like to use genetic
genealogical tools to prove, or disprove, their oral history. This paper
documents the various discovery steps and processes using different types of
DNA testing for a typical individual participant and appropriate family
members whocarry an oral Native history combined with genealogical evidence
that has been forthcoming during the elapsed years since genetic testing for
genealogy first because available. Each test along with associated benefits
and detriments are discussed in relation to the analysis of minority
ancestry. The conclusion combines the information from all the various
tests, pedigree analysis and genealogical evidence, discussing which tests
are beneficial and most accurate, and which ones are not useful, and why.<%20%20>;

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