Did you know that the ideas of most geneticists about “the peopling of the Americas” and what defines American Indian descent are often based on limited samples? The Cherokee in particular are under-sampled so that many people with Cherokee mitochondrial DNA are not considered American Indian. Our Native American Report Only overcomes this problem by comparing your mitochondrial DNA to data we have on file from special studies of this subject. Read about it in our special blog posting, “Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA in the Cherokee” and recent book, Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.
Compiles the history of the mitochondrial DNA passed to you by your mother, using the results you already have from testing at another laboratory. We use scores from one or both of the control regions known as HVRI and HVRII.
The “mutations” defining your maternal lineage (the DNA of your mother, her mother and so forth, all the way back) are researched in a standard article on mitochondrial ancestry, the Cambridge Mitochondrial DNA Concordance and other databases. A history of your particular female lineage is assembled, with comparative frequencies in world populations
Your report includes:
Comparison of your mitochondrial DNA with others’ from studies published in databases along with data in our own files
Confirmation on whether your mitochondrial lineage is Native American with a new certificate if it proves to be so
History and description of your particular Native American lineage with matches to named individuals and comparisons with tribal information wherever possible
Includes free instant download of the guide to Cherokee clans by Donald N. Panther-Yates, Cherokee Clans: An Informal History (Cherokee Chapbooks, 2014).
DONALD PANTHER-YATES was born in Cedartown, Georgia, and earned a doctorate in classical studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of a new history of the Cherokee people, Old World Roots of the Cherokee (McFarland, 2012) and other works on American Indians. He lives in Colorado.
Get a complete report on your mitochondrial DNA lineage including tribal matches based on our methodology and expertise.
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Instructions how to enter your DNA results into relevant databases, if you so choose
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