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Re: AncestrybyDNA and Questions

>The East Asian ancestry was interesting but if I read correctly it is
>considered a trace that shows up in many populations so isn't too

>The shocker, however, was that Dad had NO Native American ancestry.
>One of my family stories is that Dad's grandfather was of NA descent.
>The story specifically refers to the Creek (folks said Cree but it
>was more likely Creek since they're from south-central Alabama). The
>confidence interval was 4-8% so I understand that he still could have
>up to 12% NA ancestry but that possibility is less than 2x as likely
>as his having 0%.

That "East Asian" percentage may actually represent Native American ancestry. Here is a link to an article from Trace Genetics, which has done a lot of work on Native American DNA, and it talks about dna matches between the Americas and Asia.

Here is a quote from the article:

"Early studies of Native American mtDNA revealed four major clades, or haplogroups, of haplotypes. Although they are broadly distributed throughout the Americas, these four haplogroups exhibit signicant regional patterning among native populations of North America

All four haplogroups are shared with Asian populations, confirming the conclusions of classical genetic studies that the first Americans migrated from Asia across the Bering land bridge."


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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