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Re: Has anyone used geneticancestor?

Don't get carried away with the Halotype. A Halotype is a general grouping of genetic markers. It gives a general idea of what part of the world you might have come from. The name of the specific genetic marker means more than the Halotype. For example, on my paternal line I have Halotype Q, genetic marker M242 (Algonquin). If I just said Halotype Q, without the genetic marker, it could be Algonquin, Apache, Inca, Scottish, etc. There are several other groups around the world that share the Halogroup Q. The genetic marker M242 actually tells you that I come from Native Americans that crossed from Asia into North America before they made it down into Central and South America. African Ancestry does not even use Halotypes. They simply check 9 genetic markers and check to see if you have a positive YAP (a postive YAP usually means that you are Black). Hoipe this answers your question.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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