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Re: DNA Match
In Response To: Re: DNA Match ()

With Y-chromosome and mtDNA testing, you can put names on the ancestors because your research can tell you whose line it is and the names. The admixture tests cannot do that.

I know that my mother's mother's mother, Christiana, passed on to me the mtDNA of the Tikar people. That's as far back as I have gone in my traditional research on that line, but other people have gone even further back in their research, naming names, not just population groups.

My Paternal Grandmother, Hannah, passed to me the dna of the Mende and the Temne of Sierra Leone.

My Maternal great-grandfather, Charlie, passed on the dna of the Kru of Liberia.

My Paternal great-grandfather, Daniel, passed on the dna of the Bubi of Equatorial Guinea.

Now I know from the DNAPrint test that I have European ancestry, but I don't know who passed that to me. Or the many other African Ethnic groups I know I have running around in my dna.

That's the major difference between the two types of tests.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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