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Re: Clarification of dna tests
In Response To: Clarification of dna tests ()
I participated in the Genographic Project and my maternal line is Haplogroup A Native American. The answer to your question is if If it was your Mom's grandfather who was native, (your Ggrandfather) The mtDNA test would not show that.Females pass thier mtDNA to both females and Males Chilren, only females continue to pass it down Continuously to all females. Males do not pass it on to anyone. The males only Inherit and pass thier Fathers ytDNA down to all males continuosly. So a direct male decendant of your Mom's grandfather would have to take the test to see if it fell into one of the Native American Haplogroups confirming Native Ancestry.
As the gentlemen said some verification of that would be if you took a Ancestry percentages test. It would look at both sides and tell you if any Naitve DNA was inherited percentage wise. It could not tell you which side or how much from whom. It give a over all picture. Another note is that sometimes Native Americans will show East Asian DNA as well. It can be both or either or. Remember Native Americans Decendant from migrating Asian populations.
To Show a female Native Ancestor-Native American Maternal Haplogroups would fall under A, B, C, D and sometimes X. B can sometimes be found in Polynesian people and X in European. In order to distinquish the diffence they would have to be analyzed more closely.
To show a Native American Male ancestor the ytDNA (paternal) Haplogroup would fall under Q, Q3, Q3a more than likely.
I hoped this helped.
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