Genealogy tests from ancestry.com

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I want to take a genetic DNA test to confirm my identity. I am African-American, Canadian, German, Jamaican, and Native American (I think Cherokee). I would love to do a DNA test (one of the expensive, expansive ones) to figure out more of my ancestry.
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So.... Something went wrong with my dads test results. They can't test his saliva. I'm calling to find out what went wrong. It must be user error. Or he has alien DNA. Could be both.
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You would think they would have told you why. Let us know.
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The New Black, are they going to retest your dad?
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The New Black, are they going to retest your dad?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
They're sending another kit for free. Thank goodness. I guess the kit itself isn't that expensive to make so the $100 charge is for the actual testing.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

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Last edited by The New Black; 01-11-2014 at 09:57 AM.
I got my results back and was a little surprised...59% British Isles and 27% Scandinavian, with 14% uncertain...I was a little shocked about the Scandinavian bit but even more shocked there is mention of Native American. I'd been told for years our family had a heavy Native American influence, but I guess maybe it 's in that 14%. But it has helped me find others who are descended from a common ancestor so I think it was worth it. I'm a total genealogy geek!
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AC, is that you in your avatar? Did you get married?
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

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Congratulations!
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
I got my results back and was a little surprised...59% British Isles and 27% Scandinavian, with 14% uncertain...I was a little shocked about the Scandinavian bit but even more shocked there is mention of Native American. I'd been told for years our family had a heavy Native American influence, but I guess maybe it 's in that 14%. But it has helped me find others who are descended from a common ancestor so I think it was worth it. I'm a total genealogy geek!
Originally Posted by Amandacurls
That's great! I'm a genealogy geek too. Was it expensive, comprehensive ancestry results or was it one of the really cheap ones that are about $100, $200? As I said in my previous post in here, I am of Jamaican, Canadian, German, Native American (I think Cherokee), and African American descent. I would love to have that confirmed through a genetic DNA test.
Last relaxer: May or June 2007
BC: May 10, 2013
Type: 3b/3c
Hair properties: curly, wavy & fine texture; medium thick to thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity

Current Loves:
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Black African Soap Deep Cleansing, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention, Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion
I'm not Amandacurls, but I think she tested with one of the more reasonable tests, specifically Ancestry's DNA test. It's $99.
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
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* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
I would say she did too. I'm not sure which one my cousin used. I have a good friend who used the Nat Geo test and it mentioned a Neanderthal finger found in a cave in Siberia. Her DNA tied into that. I am thinking my cousin used NG or something else because it mentioned specific rivers and areas.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I'm going to test my dad soon. I'm trying to prove whether or not my paternal great-great-grandmother was partly Native American. I must say that genealogical research has become a hobby of mine, lol!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
Genealogy tests from ancestry.com-imageuploadedbycurltalk1378162040.071734.jpg

This is her photo that I meant to attach in the last post.
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Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
I think I'm going to go with 23 and Me because I'd also like the medical results, so I can know what I need to look out for. I'm a bit of afraid all my results will come back uncertain because I've heard so many things.
gedmatch is free...sort of

You can upload your results from another DNA testing firm to gedmatch.com and they analyze the results for free. So it's a twofer
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
I got my dad's kit today! I'm sending it off tomorrow!!!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
UH... I got some gedmatch results back. I guess this is supposed to be for me??? But I'm cornfused!:

MDLP World-22 Admixture Proportions
????

Population
Pygmy 3.41%
West-Asian 2.47%
North-European-Mesolithic 2.23%
Indo-Tibetan 1.26%
Mesoamerican 0.76%
Arctic-Amerind -
South-America_Amerind 0.20%
Indian -
North-Siberean 0.29%
Atlantic_Mediterranean_Neolithic 9.31%
Samoedic 0.87%
Indo-Iranian 0.10%
East-Siberean -
North-East-European 12.56%
South-African -
North-Amerind -
Sub-Saharian 62.05%
East-South-Asian -
Near_East 3.73%
Melanesian 0.12%
Paleo-Siberian 0.27%
Austronesian 0.39%
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No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
The New Black, what are you confused about? Is it the population references?
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!

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