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African American DNA Research Forum

Re: African Ancestry Test
In Response To: Re: African Ancestry Test ()

>I'm confused by the location difference. Does the
>difference suggest a migration so this is a recency
>effect?

The Haplogroups reflect deep ancestry, and the timeline for my cousin's L3d, Ethiopia, haplogroup was 50,000 years ago.

African Ancestry tells you where people with those Haplogroups (or haplotypes within the haplogroups) are living today and what they call themselves today.

The other piece of genetic history is that all of the world's lineages are believed to have started out in East Africa with the "African Eve" - think Olduvai Gorge where some very old remains were found. That is located in East Africa. There have been migrations and back-migrations (east to west and back east again) within Africa over the millenia.

>I'm curious if you've gone to mitosearch and
>identified other sample matches by region.
>Interesting...

My cousin's mtDNA test was through Trace Genetics and I did not get markers to post in mitosearch. I tried to figure them out for myself, and now that I got my own National Genographic project results, I think I can do that from what Trace Genetics gave me for my cousin. Then I can post to mitosearch.

I posted my own results but have not found any matches. My mtDNA is Tikar from Cameroon (per African Ancestry) and my Haplogroup is L1 (per National Genographic project - which uses Family Tree DNA), the first mutation out of African Eve


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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