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Thread started 04/17/06 3:40pm

uPtoWnNY

My DNA Ancestry

A while back I ordered DNA testing kits from africanancestry.com. The PatriClan kit studies the Y chromosome(passed down from father to son) to determine paternal ancestry. The MatriClan kit studies MitochondrialDNA(which we inherit from our mother, her mother, etc.) to determine maternal ancestry.

According to the test results, I share paternal genetic ancestry with the Nkonya people in Ghana, and maternal genetic ancestry with the Serer people in Senegal.

Check out the website - it's great stuff.
Reply #1 posted 04/17/06 3:42pm

applekisses

uPtoWnNY said:

A while back I ordered DNA testing kits from africanancestry.com. The PatriClan kit studies the Y chromosome(passed down from father to son) to determine paternal ancestry. The MatriClan kit studies MitochondrialDNA(which we inherit from our mother, her mother, etc.) to determine maternal ancestry.

According to the test results, I share paternal genetic ancestry with the Nkonya people in Ghana, and maternal genetic ancestry with the Serer people in Senegal.

Check out the website - it's great stuff.



That is very cool! biggrin (but, I'm not going to ask you what you had to turn in for a DNA sample eek )
Reply #2 posted 04/17/06 3:42pm

GaryTheNoTrashCougar

I did some research a while ago. My ancestry is East African, Israeli, South Asian and Southern Russian biggrin
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Unterbrechende Kuh.

Unterbrech...

Muh!!!
Reply #3 posted 04/17/06 3:51pm

Sweeny79

Moderator
I saw a documentary on this kind of test...it's so amazing how they can pinpoint exactly where your family came from!
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
Reply #4 posted 04/17/06 3:53pm

Justin1972UK

I think my immediate ancestors were Greek, French and Irish.

Doesn't everybody come from Africa, originally?
Reply #5 posted 04/17/06 7:16pm

uPtoWnNY

Sweeny79 said:

I saw a documentary on this kind of test...it's so amazing how they can pinpoint exactly where your family came from!



Yeah, the documentary was called African-American Lives(on PBS). DNA has made it easier for black Americans to trace their roots.

applekisses, all you have to is swab the inside of your mouth. But women can't take the PatriClan test. Your father, brother, uncle or another male relative on your father's side has to do it.
Reply #6 posted 04/17/06 7:18pm

charlottegelin

uPtoWnNY said:

Sweeny79 said:

I saw a documentary on this kind of test...it's so amazing how they can pinpoint exactly where your family came from!



Yeah, the documentary was called African-American Lives(on PBS). DNA has made it easier for black Americans to trace their roots.

applekisses, all you have to is swab the inside of your mouth. But women can't take the PatriClan test. Your father, brother, uncle or another male relative on your father's side has to do it.


have they got a MatriClan test then? confuse
Reply #7 posted 04/17/06 7:27pm

uPtoWnNY

charlottegelin said:

....have they got a MatriClan test then? confuse



Check this out...

http://www.africanancestry.com
Reply #8 posted 04/17/06 7:57pm

Byron

This is tempting... hmmm
Reply #9 posted 04/17/06 8:13pm

charlottegelin

uPtoWnNY said:

charlottegelin said:

....have they got a MatriClan test then? confuse



Check this out...

http://www.africanancestry.com

ooh it does! biggrin
Reply #10 posted 04/17/06 8:21pm

Lammastide

I've wanted to do this since I heard about it. May I ask, how much does a test set you back dollar-wise?

Nevermind. Just checked the site.

Looks interesting. I may do this eventually.
[Edited 4/17/06 20:26pm]
"Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted
Reply #11 posted 04/17/06 8:42pm

uPtoWnNY

Lammastide said:

I've wanted to do this since I heard about it. May I ask, how much does a test set you back dollar-wise?

Nevermind. Just checked the site.

Looks interesting. I may do this eventually.
[Edited 4/17/06 20:26pm]


Have the family chip in. I think it's worth it.
Reply #12 posted 04/17/06 9:05pm

SammiJ

Byron said:

This is tempting... hmmm

isn't it? nod if i had the money i would totally find it out
i remember watching probably the same documentary mentioned earlier
they were interviewing oprah and whoopi and chris tucker and a bunch of well known Black american icons, and it got me going i totally wanted to findout my own ancestry...

from what i know (which isn't much) i am part cuban and east indian... shrug

for all i know it could be wrong lol
Reply #13 posted 04/18/06 5:46am

applekisses

uPtoWnNY said:

Sweeny79 said:

I saw a documentary on this kind of test...it's so amazing how they can pinpoint exactly where your family came from!



Yeah, the documentary was called African-American Lives(on PBS). DNA has made it easier for black Americans to trace their roots.

applekisses, all you have to is swab the inside of your mouth. But women can't take the PatriClan test. Your father, brother, uncle or another male relative on your father's side has to do it.


I think this is so great. The price is a little steep, but, as you said, if your whole family can contribute, it wouldn't be so pricey. smile
Reply #14 posted 04/18/06 6:15am

Sweeny79

Moderator

uPtoWnNY said:

Lammastide said:

I've wanted to do this since I heard about it. May I ask, how much does a test set you back dollar-wise?

Nevermind. Just checked the site.

Looks interesting. I may do this eventually.
[Edited 4/17/06 20:26pm]


Have the family chip in. I think it's worth it.



$300 isn't a lot really....most people spend that on crap they don't need in a month I would guess. Just cut back on the going to the movies, getting take out or buy cd's or whatever for a few weeks.

And you are right it's also great if you have brothers and/or sisters.... you can split the cost then thumbs up!
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
Reply #15 posted 04/18/06 8:44am

SHANNA

uPtoWnNY said:

A while back I ordered DNA testing kits from africanancestry.com. The PatriClan kit studies the Y chromosome(passed down from father to son) to determine paternal ancestry. The MatriClan kit studies MitochondrialDNA(which we inherit from our mother, her mother, etc.) to determine maternal ancestry.

According to the test results, I share paternal genetic ancestry with the Nkonya people in Ghana, and maternal genetic ancestry with the Serer people in Senegal.

Check out the website - it's great stuff.


I just ordered the Family Package! yay!

smile Thanks rose
"...lay out my cushion of silk, don't rumple my fur!"
neko
Reply #16 posted 04/18/06 8:48am

Milty

wow that's really interesting. i wonder.....
Reply #17 posted 04/18/06 9:13am

Graycap23

uPtoWnNY said:

Sweeny79 said:

I saw a documentary on this kind of test...it's so amazing how they can pinpoint exactly where your family came from!



Yeah, the documentary was called African-American Lives(on PBS). DNA has made it easier for black Americans to trace their roots.

applekisses, all you have to is swab the inside of your mouth. But women can't take the PatriClan test. Your father, brother, uncle or another male relative on your father's side has to do it.


That was an interesting show. The host 'wanted' to be from African SOOOO bad.
Reply #18 posted 04/18/06 9:44am

applekisses

Here's a list of Web sites and pricing...


African Ancestry Paternal and maternal lines, specializing in links to Africa $349
DNA Heritage Paternal line $138
DNAPrint Genomics Ancestry percentages $219
Family Tree DNA Paternal and maternal lines, including Native American lineages $129
Oxford Ancestors Paternal and maternal lines $320
Relative Genetics Paternal and maternal lines, testing for Native American lines $95
National Geographic Paternal and maternal lines $99.95
Reply #19 posted 04/18/06 9:51am

Graycap23

applekisses said:

Here's a list of Web sites and pricing...


African Ancestry Paternal and maternal lines, specializing in links to Africa $349
DNA Heritage Paternal line $138
DNAPrint Genomics Ancestry percentages $219
Family Tree DNA Paternal and maternal lines, including Native American lineages $129
Oxford Ancestors Paternal and maternal lines $320
Relative Genetics Paternal and maternal lines, testing for Native American lines $95
National Geographic Paternal and maternal lines $99.95


This stuff should be FREE.
Reply #20 posted 04/18/06 7:26pm

uPtoWnNY

SHANNA said:

uPtoWnNY said:

A while back I ordered DNA testing kits from africanancestry.com. The PatriClan kit studies the Y chromosome(passed down from father to son) to determine paternal ancestry. The MatriClan kit studies MitochondrialDNA(which we inherit from our mother, her mother, etc.) to determine maternal ancestry.

According to the test results, I share paternal genetic ancestry with the Nkonya people in Ghana, and maternal genetic ancestry with the Serer people in Senegal.

Check out the website - it's great stuff.


I just ordered the Family Package! yay!

smile Thanks rose



Cool! After you send them your DNA, you should have the results within six weeks. These tests don't cover your ENTIRE lineage - just a particular line. But it's a great start.

Now there's something called the ADMIXTURE test, which tells you what percentage African, European, Native American, Asian you are. I'm thinking about taking that test.
Reply #21 posted 04/18/06 8:01pm

Lammastide

I'm seriously going to consider one of these packages within the next couple of weeks.

uPtoWnNY, if you don't mind me putting you in the spotlight... now that you've got the results -- something many diasporan Africans have ached for for literally centuries, how do you think it may transform you? Do you feel it may motivate a deep change in your outlook or actions? Or do you think it's merely the simple peace of mind in re-establishing a cultural-historical link?
"Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted
Reply #22 posted 04/18/06 8:29pm

uPtoWnNY

Lammastide said:

I'm seriously going to consider one of these packages within the next couple of weeks.

uPtoWnNY, if you don't mind me putting you in the spotlight... now that you've got the results -- something many diasporan Africans have ached for for literally centuries, how do you think it may transform you? Do you feel it may motivate a deep change in your outlook or actions? Or do you think it's merely the simple peace of mind in re-establishing a cultural-historical link?



Hmmm...I'm going with your second point.

(Most) white Americans can trace their ancestry to a particular town in Europe. Thanks to slavery, black Americans couldn't do that. Alex Haley was one of the lucky ones. His family passed down the story from generation to generation. That gave Mr. Haley a starting point. DNA testing gives ALL of us a starting point. I'll probably do more family research..my dad was on cloud nine when I told him the results(he LOVES history).

I'm going to join that website and talk to other folks about their test results. That should be f-n AWESOME!
Reply #23 posted 04/18/06 8:31pm

littlemissG

My test would reveal I'm a mutt.
Ain't no purebreeds in my family.
No More Haters on the Internet.
Reply #24 posted 04/18/06 8:33pm

Lammastide

uPtoWnNY said:

Lammastide said:

I'm seriously going to consider one of these packages within the next couple of weeks.

uPtoWnNY, if you don't mind me putting you in the spotlight... now that you've got the results -- something many diasporan Africans have ached for for literally centuries, how do you think it may transform you? Do you feel it may motivate a deep change in your outlook or actions? Or do you think it's merely the simple peace of mind in re-establishing a cultural-historical link?



Hmmm...I'm going with your second point.

(Most) white Americans can trace their ancestry to a particular town in Europe. Thanks to slavery, black Americans couldn't do that. Alex Haley was one of the lucky ones. His family passed down the story from generation to generation. That gave Mr. Haley a starting point. DNA testing gives ALL of us a starting point. I'll probably do more family research..my dad was on cloud nine when I told him the results(he LOVES history).

I'm going to join that website and talk to other folks about their test results. That should be f-n AWESOME!

That sounds cool. Are you gonna look into any interaction with the tribes/countries of your ancestry?
"Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted
Reply #25 posted 04/18/06 8:47pm

uPtoWnNY

Lammastide said:

That sounds cool. Are you gonna look into any interaction with the tribes/countries of your ancestry?


I'm not a big travel person...but if I can correspond with folks from those countries via that website, that would be nice.


Now if you want to find out about other lineages in your family, you must enlist other family members. These tests only deal with YOUR maternal & paternal ancestry. Each family has hundreds of lineages - imagine trying to research them all!
[Edited 4/18/06 20:55pm]
Reply #26 posted 04/29/06 9:33am

SHANNA

SHANNA said:

uPtoWnNY said:

A while back I ordered DNA testing kits from africanancestry.com. The PatriClan kit studies the Y chromosome(passed down from father to son) to determine paternal ancestry. The MatriClan kit studies MitochondrialDNA(which we inherit from our mother, her mother, etc.) to determine maternal ancestry.

According to the test results, I share paternal genetic ancestry with the Nkonya people in Ghana, and maternal genetic ancestry with the Serer people in Senegal.

Check out the website - it's great stuff.


I just ordered the Family Package! yay!

smile Thanks rose


It arrived yesterday...I'm about to open it and dive in. smile

~Sammi, sweetheart, orgNote. rose
"...lay out my cushion of silk, don't rumple my fur!"
neko
Reply #27 posted 04/29/06 11:10am

uPtoWnNY

SHANNA said:

SHANNA said:



I just ordered the Family Package! yay!

smile Thanks rose


It arrived yesterday...I'm about to open it and dive in. smile

~Sammi, sweetheart, orgNote. rose



Sweet. Make sure you post the results. Who's going to take the PatriClan test for you?
Reply #28 posted 04/29/06 11:25am

SHANNA

uPtoWnNY said:

SHANNA said:



It arrived yesterday...I'm about to open it and dive in. smile

~Sammi, sweetheart, orgNote. rose



Sweet. Make sure you post the results. Who's going to take the PatriClan test for you?


smile My baby brother Terry...

And I will. biggrin
"...lay out my cushion of silk, don't rumple my fur!"
neko
Reply #29 posted 04/29/06 11:37am

BlackBuddy

applekisses said:

Here's a list of Web sites and pricing...


African Ancestry Paternal and maternal lines, specializing in links to Africa $349
DNA Heritage Paternal line $138
DNAPrint Genomics Ancestry percentages $219
Family Tree DNA Paternal and maternal lines, including Native American lineages $129
Oxford Ancestors Paternal and maternal lines $320
Relative Genetics Paternal and maternal lines, testing for Native American lines $95
National Geographic Paternal and maternal lines $99.95



There was one features on 20/20 it was $600.00. That one didn't specialize in a particular type of ancestry. The special feature a guy who all his life thought he was black and it turned out he had very little african ancestry. He was shocked. His mother didn't give a shit. She was black as far as she was concerned
Reply #30 posted 04/29/06 11:59am

uPtoWnNY

BlackBuddy said:

There was one features on 20/20 it was $600.00. That one didn't specialize in a particular type of ancestry. The special feature a guy who all his life thought he was black and it turned out he had very little african ancestry. He was shocked. His mother didn't give a shit. She was black as far as she was concerned


That must be the ADMIXTURE test I mentioned before.

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