African American DNA Research Forum
Surprising Results from DNA
I am posting some information my brother sent regarding his Y- Chromosome DNA test. It is really quite amazing to see how this is unraveling and showing our genetic links. The original DNA test was taken through Howard, and Family Tree DNA expanded on it.
The K2 Haplogroup is dubbed "Eurasian Man," a non-African male who was born with a unique genetic marker know as M9. Eurasian Man lived in the area of Iran or South-Central Asia 40,000 years ago and from him nearly all North American and East Asian males are descended as are most Europeans and many Indians.
This is from our Paternal line, on my Fathers', Fathers side of the family. We now know that the line originated as a Native who resided in South Carolina. There was always talk and whispers about our grandfather being part Native, but here it is in living color. We did not have a lot of information because my grandfather was orphaned at a young age, and lived with an unrelated family. We have been picking up bits and pieces from relatives who are still in South Carolina. The full panel expanded the markers, and resulted in the information posted above. My brother was trying to see what part of Africa my paternal grandfather came from, not knowing that the line was Native.
One of my paternal aunts took a DNA test through Howard, she is my fathers' sister (my aunt). She took a straight line DNA test which connected my paternal grandmothers female line. The tribe is in Northern Nigeria, and are Fulani. We now have identifed two African Tribes that our ancestors came from.
However, it is expensive, and it is better to have family members chip in, and get an older family member tested. If your grandmother, grandfather, Aunts, and Uncles are still alive, their results are more beneficial.
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