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Hello All,

If I may, let me add my experience and comments on DNA testing...why, what tests, results and what might be my next move.

Why...my genealogical research had revealed AA, Euro and possible NA ancestry, but I primarily wanted to test for the AA lineages as that is who I am...physically, culturally and in most other aspects of my being. A Y-DNA test done by African Ancestry on my paternal grandfather's nephew (a cousin) revealed Euro and not Afircan lineage. I am the son of my grandfather's daughter so that Y-DNA test would not trace to me. Genealogical research indicated my paternal great grand-father was Euro, so that again eliminated African Ancestry as the initial testing agency choice.

What tests & results.......So, I tested with FamilyTreeDNA, Y (25 marker)& mtDNA (HVR1 & HVR2 Plus). The results came back as expected for the Y-DNA, Haplogroup I, which is of Euro origin. The mtDNA was a shock, it came back as Haplogroup H, also of Euro origin. My genealogical records showed a 4th great-grandmother as being an female Irish indentured servant, who following her indenture married (?) a male AA FPOC. My ancestor chart also showed that this was in my DIRECT mother-daughter relationships.

So I now sit here with with Euro lineages on both sides, what do I do next. Upon the advice of Toot, our Forum Manager, I take the 2.5 Admixture test offered by AncestryByDNA. As I've stated before these percenatges were 49% Euro, 48% Sub-Saharan African and 3% NA.

I'm now busily reviewing my database and searching my ancestor chart for descendant lineages for individuals who may be tested to determine my African ancestry. Until I find them and they are willing to be tested, or there is some breakthrough on the admixture testing I'm "stuck".

My forecast before the testing was for 80% Sub-Saharan African, 15% Euro & possibly 5& NA.The results 49, 48 & 3 were somewhat shocking to say the least. The obvious ancestry is not ALWAYS the one determined by DNA testing.

Please excuse such a long-winded post, but this is my rexperience and these are my results.

Thank you for "listening" :)

Art Thomas

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