African American DNA Research Forum
In Response To: Admixture ()
I don't know if I would completely give up on your native american search. I think it has a lot to do with the tribes the company has information on. And there are a lot of tribes out there.
I previously was having a hard time getting more information about my father's side of the family. But I found an old family member to go to that had a lot more information and I found out that there is actually a lot of native american in my father's side of the family. In fact, the his family is listed in a book by Dorothy Spuill Redford (images)and my father's family name is listed among the native american families of that North Carolina county. I did a lot more searching on my own and found some really interesting information. For one, a lot of native americans back then were listed as mulatto.
I took the ancestry by dna test and it came back 62% SSA, 38% european. No native american. Could everyone have been lying or be that confused about their ancestry...including this Redford person? I don't think so. I say, definitely do some more investigating, and remember that even these DNA tests are limited.
I recall even africanancestry, says they can not tell you which tribe your ancesters belonged to they can only tell you which tribe dna your dna most closely matches TODAY. Who is to say that what is going on today is exactly what was going on then. I say stay open minded and keep searching to make sure...this is just my opinion.