This is the Melungeon version of our exclusive, best-selling DNA Fingerprint Test, based on the atDNA 10.1 database. You get all the information of the DNA Fingerprint Plus with a Melungeon Match analysis and special Melungeon certificate.
It examines all your ancestral lines at once to tell you which countries and ethnic groups your ancestors came from. There are nearly 500 all together. 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. Sometimes, Romani/Gypsy or American Indian is also found. There are 50 potential North American Indian tribes one can match in DNA Consultants’ database, which is the only source for Cherokee matches.
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 standard STR markers, also called CODIS markers. Your values for 15 of these genetic systems are compared with the database known as atDNA 10.1 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, Melungeon Studies, and Melungeon Match.
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The 18 Marker Ethnic Panel checks your lab results for 18 distinctive numerical values scattered through your genetic material. These markers were discovered by DNA Consultants. They have been linked to early human migrations branching out of Africa into Asia, 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.
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.
Toward a Genetic Profile of Melungeons in Southern Appalachia Copyright 2010 Appalachian State University. Used with Permission. (free download)