The Melungeon version of our famous test
from the company that pioneered the study
of that ethnic group's autosomal ancestry
This is the Melungeon version of our exclusive, best-selling DNA
Fingerprint Test, based on the atDNA 3.0 database.
You get all the information of the DNA Fingerprint Plus with a Melungeon Match analysis and special Melungeon certificate.
It examines all your
lines at once to tell you
which countries and
ethnic groups your ancestors
came from. Melungeons usually have Mediterranean and Middle Eastern results in their world matches and often show high European matches in Spain, Portugal, southern France, Croatia and the British Isles.
Sample Melungeon DNA Fingerprint Plus
Once you order, we send you a package with a collection kit and instructions by
Priority Mail. You will collect
a sample with a cheek swab, and return the kit via a stamped business
reply envelope. Your sample will be analyzed against 16 standard STR
markers, also called
CODIS markers. Your values for 15 of these genetic systems are compared
known as the atDNA 4.0 and ENFSI, developed by population experts.
Our unique Melungeon sample became the first population to be added to the database used, since 2006, for the
DNA Fingerprint Test. Now find out how high a match you have for Melungeon ancestry and receive a special Melungeon Match certificate.
More information about Melungeons
Toward a Genetic Profile of Melungeons in Southern Appalachia
The 18 Marker Ethnic
Panel checks your lab results for 18 distinctive numerical values
your genetic material. These markers were discovered by DNA Consultants.
They have been linked to early human migrations branching out of Africa
Native America and
Europe as shown on our map of prehistoric movements of ethnic groups. Melungeons are viewed as a tri-racial isolate, meaning they often exhibit a combination of European (usually our Euro I), Native American and Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
ETHNIC MARKERS WE SEARCH FOR IN YOUR DNA
|NATIVE AMERICAN I
|NATIVE AMERICAN II
|EASTERN EUROPEAN I
|EASTERN EUROPEAN II
| ASIAN III
|SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN I
|SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN II
|SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN III
|SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN IV
Your report tells
you if you have any given marker from one parent, from both, or from
neither. It is not possible to say which parent you get a marker
from--that is up to you to decide! And the fact that
you do not have a marker does not mean that you lack that ancestry. Read about autosomal markers
Check out the posts on the Melungeon Forum at DNA Communities to see how the 40 participants in the Melungeon DNA study scored. Many had Melungeon (n=40) as their No. 1 population match. That is outstanding validation for the original sample and the conclusions reached in the study published in Appalachian Journal:
Toward a Genetic Profile of Melungeons in Southern Appalachia Copyright 2010 Appalachian State University. Used with Permission.