African American DNA Research Forum
General DNA Help
I haven't taken any DNA tests yet, but my friends online have been discussing DNA for quite a while now and I think I can give you all a lot of help.
First, the original mtDNA is African of course and the women we call "Eve" is found on L0 at 150,000 years ago. L1 and L2 come later.
Some of you have been getting mtDNA T which is Middle Eastern and often found in Jewish women.
U6 is called the "Berber" haplotype and is found also in the Wolof, Tuareg, Songhay, and Fulani in small percentages.
There are many Internet file discussing African heritage.
www.ajhg.org/cgi-bin/resolve?AJHG40631PDF This .pdf file is explains in great detail the Atlantic Slave Trade by mtDNA.
The findings are that most African Americans are from West Africa about 60% and 30% from West Central Africa. Jamaica like South Carolina is heavily Senegambian. However, the USA has many Fulani and Hausa, Tuareg etc. 1% of African Americans are Southern African.
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