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Re: Deciding Which DNA Test To Get

Exactly! I would agree Chris! If for example, my test shows no traceable amounts of Native American, but my brother's does. I'm soooo not going to say I'm part Native American because I inherited no DNA from that ancestor, or so little it's not worth mentioning.

Now, the first question you brought up is crucial! What percentage of our own DNA are our kids inheriting? Are essentially inheriting what we're finding on these reports, or are they inheriting other aspects that we only "carry" but did not inherit directly??? So in the example, would my son inherit Native American from me, although I do not show it on my DNA test but am a "carrier" of it since I have a direct, definable Native American ancestor??? Great question Chris! Please pose this question to your geneticist friend too, the PhD so that he can help us in figuring this correctly. By the way, I have yet to do my admixture test with ancestrybydna. I can't wait to do it though. I just have to wait a while.

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