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African American DNA Research Forum

Re: DNA TESTING
In Response To: DNA TESTING ()

>CAN ANY OF THESE DNA TEST TELL ME WHERE IN EUROPE MY
>PATERNAL ANCESTORS CAME FROM, AS WELL AS WHERE IN
>AFRICA THEY CAME FROM?

To find out where ONE OF your paternal ancestors was from, you will need to get a male relative to take the Y-chromosome test. Either your father or his brother, your brother, your father's brother's son (your first cousin), etc. I don't know how precise the tests are beyond "Europe." Certainly I haven't seen any specific nationality mentioned.

To get the lineage of your father's mother, you can have your father tested, or his sister, or his sister's child. This would be mtDNA tests.

>I DO UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO GET MY
>MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON TO TAKE THE Y-CHROMOSOME
>TEST,

Testing your mother's brother's son would be to get the lineage of your mother's father.

>WILL I BE ABLE TO BE TESTED ALSO?

Your mtDNA can be tested to get the lineage of your mother and her mother, etc., etc.

ONE OTHER QUESTION, DO THESE TEST ALSO LINK YOU WITH OTHER RELATIVES, OR TELL YOU STATISTICALLY WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY OTHER PEOPLE LIVE IN?

The tests themselves do not link you, nor tell you anything about other people who have tested. However, there are some websites which allow people to look for other people with the same or similar results.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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