Includes DNA Test.
Our unique Melungeon sample became the first population to be added to our autosomal population computer program atDNA, which drives the DNA Fingerprint Test. Now find out how high a match you have for Melungeon ancestry. If you have already obtained your results for any other test, there is no need to be resampled or retested. Simply order the Melungeon DNA Test and we will send you your top 50 matches and exact ranking for Melungeon. If you have Melungeon ancestry, Melungeon (n=40) will be at or near the top.
Check out the posts on 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 2010 in Appalachian Journal:
There has been a lot of controversy about this ethnic group, but DNA Consultants has published the only autosomal data on them and offers the only available DNA test matches. A good summary of research over the past 20 years is in the paper by Donald N. Yates “Melungeons Genes.”
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Find out if you match Melungeon population data.
Once you order, you are mailed an easy-to-use sample collection kit containing four cheek swabs. US First Class Mail is the default shipment method; you can choose to pay for another. Return your sample in the free Business Reply Envelope. Your results are placed in your account about three weeks after the lab receives your sample.
Consider ordering our Genealogy Services to document your Melungeon ancestors!