Saturday, April 21, 2012

Native American Ancestry Ambiguity

I'm running into alot of people with oral histories of Cherokee ancestry whose genetic tests come back negative for NA sequences. One woman's grandmother was a nearly full-blood Cherokee and even her results came back negative. So, even though my NA panel came back negative, I'm not ruling out the truth of my family's oral history. The small number of samples representing NA populations in the databases may be insufficient to capture my specific connection at this point in database development. I'll keep my mind open on the matter.

Native Genealogy

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