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Re: Kru People
In Response To: Re: Kru People ()

>Y-DNA: My father is deceased, his only brother died
>before him and had no children. I had a half-brother
>(deceased), we had the same father. He
>(half-brother) has living sons, grandsons and even
>great-grandsons. Would testing them solidify/confirm
>my Y-DNA results?

Yes. My parents and all their siblings are deceased. I have no brothers on my mother's side. For the Y-chromosome tests, I used my father's brother's son and my mother's brother's son.

>mtDNA: My mother, like me, was an only child. Her
>mother, my grandmother had a sister (same parents),
>and the sister has several living female
>descendants. Would testing them help with my mtDNA

Your --- mother's mother's sister's daughter should have the same mtDNA as you. For my 4th 'testee' I used my father's sister's daughter's daughter. I could have used the daughter but HER daughter lives near me and the mom does not.

Now I am going for my mother's father's maternal line...... The candidate I have in mind is "Odessa." Odessa's grandmother (Janie) and my mother's grandmother (Caroline) were sisters. This will give me the lineage for their mother, Julia.

>Also, would you suggest my being tested by one of
>those agencies that give %'s of mixtures?

I don't know that it would add anything. I did it out of curiousity. My results were as I expected till I told my cousin. Cousin said "What do you mean 'no Native American?' Don't you remember they said grandma was part Indian?" Her daughter added "Big Mama looked like an old Indian woman when she took her teeth out."

Well Big Mama (my father's sister) looked like an old 'anybody' with no teeth! And no, I don't remember any mention of NA ancestry and I'm pretty certain Daddy would have mentioned it. He did joke that he was "blackfoot" saying 'see?' as he pointed to his feet. Maybe that's what she remembers... :-)

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