African American DNA Research Forum
Re: Oxford Ancestors
In Response To: Re: Oxford Ancestors ()
Know that you will only get the markers and a general description of what they mean from National Geographic, which means you will have to either research the markers yourself or send (and pay) for another company to analyze them for you. They will not give you information about particular tribes or even countries connected with your markers. Still I believe for the amount of money to test it, is a good deal.
Eventually I paid $55.00 to www.geneticancestor.com to put the markers in some sort of content for me. I am not advising that you go to them, this is what I did. Read anything that Dr. Rick Kittles has written concerning DNA online.
Sorenson will test free but will not send you your results (again you will probably have to research your particular markers yourself). I have read that you will be able to find them on their public database based on the information you send them on your family lines. Sorenson might be a good source if you want to test many people and do not have the resources to pay for them. You can find them @ http://www.smgf.org/
I've collected a lot of African DNA documentation because I had to do my own research for a long time. My favorites are:
"The Making of the African mtDNA Landscape" : http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=12395296
and "Interpreting African Genetic Diversity" Rick Kittles: http://www.homestead.com/wysinger/african_genetic_-_kittles.pdf
You (or anyone else) can contact me privately and I will give you a web site that has the documents I have found on the internet. I would welcome any other documentation to the collection. Happy Hunting