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Re: Testing on Your Own
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Hey you guys, great stuff Chris!! Thanks Tonya! Oh....you know what, I two other bright blue dots (it's hard to tell because I have a ton of blue dots so I'm only trying to focus on the bright blue or "great" blue dots since those are the closet match. The other two are African Spanish and Saharawis, North Africa. Both of those make sense too because of centuries of trade between Northwest and West AFrica. This is all sooooooo much fun!! Please let us know Tonya if you find anymore fun Spreadsheets like this one! Also Chris, I think the only reason there appears to not be as much matching on yours is just the difference of the two populations Databases. For example, on this one I had no mention of Benin (the original home of the Vodoun or "Voodoo" as it came to be called in the US and Caribbean) and I scored very high with Benin. But again, that's only because they don't have Benin in their Database at DNAPrint. Also there was no mention of Nigeria. Nigeria and Benin are nextdoor neighbors and much of the Yoruba traditions coincide greatly with the Vodoun. I really studying all of this from an anthropological, genetic, and historical perpective. So that's all. Otherwise, I did see some similarities in your two charts......not exact matches, but neighboring peoples. I was surprised there was no listing of Spain though on one of them when Spain was relatively high on the other. Again, it all boils down to who is in their database. One thing I'm sick of though is having 5 million "African American" listings. It's like, "Tell me something I don't know". I'm trying to get to AFrica, or the Caribbean (which is still AFrica) or anywhere else this search may take me, but why so huge an African American Database??? Don't they know we're trying to find roots, not present day info???? Oh...........Tonya, what does PC/BT and ABI-ID and all those other "call letters" mean??
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