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Re: Bubi people of Bioko Island
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Glad that made sense to you....
Here's how you can get a graphical representation of just who is included in those test results:
Run a standard ancestry chart with yourself as the starting point.
The two outside lines are the people represented in your results. One will start with your father, then his father, his father, etc. The other with your mother, then her mother, her mother, etc.
Now you can look between those lines to find a cousin, uncle, aunt, great-uncle or -aunt, that you can test to get another lineage.
Both of my parents and all of their siblings are deceased. So I tested myself to get my maternal lineage; my mother's brother's son to get my mother's paternal lineage. I have my eye on a possible testee who would give me another lineage on my mother's side.
I tested my father's brother's son to get my paternal lineage; my father's sister's daughter's daughter to get my father's maternal lineage. Actually all four of his sister's children are living and I could have tested any of them, but the person I tested lives near me and the others don't.
So trace those inner lines of ancestors to see who has a living male to male or female to female descendant that you have identified.
The lineage that I have a possible test candidate for is the maternal lineage of my maternal grandfather. My great-grandmother's sister has a family of descendants that is a direct female-to-female line from my great-great-grandmother, whereas the line to me from my gg-gmother is broken by my grandfather.
I met this family for the first time a few years ago although I had spoken with the mother by phone several times. She and my maternal grandfather were first cousins, and as the group sat talking, my mind wandered back through cousin Selma's family tree and I got this flash... Wow! She has four children, and this is a whole family of test candidates!!!!!
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