Unless your mother (and her mother’s mother’s mother etc.) is American Indian type A, B, C, D, E or X or she has Cherokee direct maternal descent (possibly H, I, J, K, L, N, T, U, V or W), this test is not right for you. See instead the DNA Fingerprint Test or Basic American Indian DNA Test which look at all lines, not just the direct maternal one, and have been found to be the most sensitive DNA tests available for “hidden” or small amounts of Native American ancestry.
Are you searching for your Native American ancestors? Do you want to prove genealogy information on your Native American clan or nation? This test reveals your American Indian family’s maternal heritage if your mother is directly descended through the female line from a Native American woman. If your direct female line does not go back to a Native woman but rather a different ethnicity, you receive a Premium Female report for that type.
As with other tests, you receive an easy-to-use DNA test kit by Priority Mail and send it back to our lab in the business reply envelope.
May be taken by female or male. Includes DNA test, sequencing of Hypervariable Regions I and II, comprehensive Native American family history report, and certificate of testing.
We recommend you add a book to your order about the Cherokee study that overturned notions about who is American Indian and who is not . . . Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong, by Donald N. Yates and Teresa A. Yates (Phoenix: Panther’s Lodge Publishers, 2014). If you are Cherokee, you can check your HVR mutations against those published in this book, which summarized results for Phase I and II of the study. In addition to A, B, C, D and X, Cherokees were proven to have also H, I, J, K, L, N, T, U, V and W.
Total turn-around time: about four to five weeks.
Disclaimer: This is a forensic DNA test based in part on publicly available tribal American Indian data published in J. Ng et al, “Native American Population Data Based on the Globalfiler® Autosomal STR loci,” Forensic Science International: Genetics 24:e12-e13. This is a non-chain-of custody test and cannot be used for legal or administrative purposes. It does not yield percentages of ethnicity. Note that no DNA results are accepted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to claim membership. Your Native American ancestors may be very far removed generationally or their genes are too weak to register statistically. Your results may or may not confirm expected ethnic composition, family history or genealogical determinations. Alone, no DNA ancestry test may be used to prove identity, biological relationships, nationality, citizenship, immigration or tribal enrollment.
Are you searching for your Native American tribal connection? Do you want to confirm genealogy information on your Native American clan or nation? A mitochondrial test is essential.
Consider ordering Genealogy Services to document your American Indian ancestry!