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Re: my grandmother and granfather
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There are several companies where you can test, but don't test expecting to find a definitive answer to your question on NA ancestry. The testing co mpanies are FTDNA, Ancestry,com, 23andMe, Genebase, DNA Tribes,
My suggestion would be to research DNA testing and the various companies before testing. There are several NA projects that you can join at FTDNA that target NA descendants. By joining a project you can also get a reduction in price.
I would suggest that you narrow down and find the descendant that you think is most likely to test positive for the NA gene. If it is a male ancestor you will have to find a male descendant who comes from an unbroken line of male descendants to test. You can't because you don't have a Y chromosome. If your main reason for testing is to find an NA connection, I would suggest that you make sure you find your ancestors on the rolls first. Just because the Locklear name is one that is normally attributed to being NA doesn't mean that anyone with the Locklear name should assume that they DNA will be NA.
DNA testing is not as simple as many think when it comes to attempting to verify ethnicity. A lot of research is needed before and after testing to understand the results of your tests. Also, if you don't understand what information you will receive from a particular test, you are wasting your money.
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