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Re: Haplogroup I (M170)
In Response To: Re: Haplogroup I (M170) ()

Melanie... I know this post is a bit late. BUT.. you do realize that you testing 4 percent sub-saharan doesn't mean it's "black" blood, or that you're part black. Meaning, many Mediterrean people also share sub-Saharan ancestry. I've read several posts of Italians, Spaniards, Greeks.. who had their ancestry tested and discovered a good percentage of sub-Saharan in their DNA. More than 4 percent. [sub-Saharan Africans and the Moors invaded Europe hundreds and hudreds of years ago]. Which is why some of those groups have darker hair, etc.

And as far as the Native American blood... just because it didn's show up in your results, doesn't mean it's not part of your ancestry. My brother and I both had our test done. I showed up with 5 percent Native American; he showed up with 0. It's all about what you inherit.

And then again: the so-called "Indian" blood could have been African. By the way, many Native America were considered mixed-bloods anyway. A full-blood Indian was hard to come by... as early as the 1800s.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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