African American DNA Research Forum
Re: Who should I test?
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I think I get this. In applying it for my own purposes, can someone please confirm or correct the following?
Since both of my parents are now alive, by testing my father, if using both types of tests, I can get info on both his mother's MATERNAL line and his father's PATERNAL line;
I can determine data on my mother's MATERNAL line by testing my mother;
In order to gather data on my mother's PATERNAL line, I would need to have one of her brothers (or one of their sons) tested;
To determine my father's paternal grandmother's line, who would I need to test? (I have not yet located any descendants from my paternal great-grandmother's siblings. Even then, I am only aware of her female siblings.)
Who would I need to test to correctly determine my father's mother's paternal line? Would that be a male descendant of one of my grandmother's brothers? (Although I don't know them personally, there are some out there that I could eventually make contact with.)
*For the record, in addition to my parents, I also have one sister and a half-brother (paternal).