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by dpyates
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Native American
Topic: Austin and Rice surnames
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: Austin and Rice surnames

Yes, Austin is a Melungeon name. The males test as having Sub-Saharan African Y chromosome types. They are all the same family. John Austin came out of Virginia/N.C. and married Hannah Love about 1720. Their grandchildren married Blevinses. All were Jewish or crypto-Jewish. Bill Emmet and Charles Au...
by dpyates
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Melungeon Skunk Strip/ Stripe
Replies: 5
Views: 4466

Re: Melungeon Skunk Strip/ Stripe

Actually, I have a sort of skunk strip, and my great uncle Melmut Lackey really had a noticeable one. I usually dye mine well. I'm sorry to say I don't know how to post photos here.
by dpyates
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Enrolled Cherokees
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Re: Enrolled Cherokees

It's not possible to determine where the 33 Enrolled Cherokee were sampled, maybe in California where the U of C at Davis lab and authors were located, maybe in North Carolina, but they were all enrolled card carrying members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, whose members live around Cheroke...
by dpyates
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: A few family photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4141

Re: A few family photos

Thanks for posting. Your great grandfather DeLoss Crittenden Ford looks quite Choctaw in my opinion, although a quick search shows Crittenden is usually Cherokee and DeLoss is Kiowa.
by dpyates
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Croatans and Croatians
Replies: 0
Views: 5667

Croatans and Croatians

It has long been thought the origin of the Croatan Indians of N.C. lay in the "Lost Colony," which supposedly took refuge with a nearby Croatian colony among the Indians. Do Croatan Indians look Croatian. Here's a comparison between C.D. Brewington, the tribal historian of the Croatan Indi...
by dpyates
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish 1 and 3 Alleles
Replies: 1
Views: 3126

Re: Jewish 1 and 3 Alleles

The columns register a hit for that marker which you received from one parent. It's not apparent on the face of it which parent contributed that marker to you if there is only one check mark on a row. But if there are two on a row you can conclude you got that marker from both parents. Remember, how...
by dpyates
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Studying Them Melungeons (podcast)
Replies: 0
Views: 4709

Studying Them Melungeons (podcast)

Melungeons are the subject of DNA Consultants' fourth episode of Time Traveler's Suitcase. Pete Ferrand travels to Newmans Ridge, Tennessee, where he witnesses a battle over the definition of the term Melungeon. Reading by Ginger Cuculo of the chapter “Cyberfeud on the Ridge” from Ancestors and Enem...
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Melungeon Allele
Replies: 9
Views: 6626

Re: Melungeon Allele

Emmdee, Are you in our Cherokee DNA Study? Please email me at dpy@dnaconsultants.com as I am reviewing the Armenian matches of Cherokees. Or just tell me what your name is and I'll look up your profile.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry
Replies: 5
Views: 8515

Re: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry

Shari, Did you test again after Feb. 2017, when we added four Armenian populations? Did you get Armenian matches. It is a close question.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Athabascan GG Slave VA
Replies: 2
Views: 3228

Re: Athabascan GG Slave VA

Fascinating! Indian slavery was particularly acute among the "Cherokee," who often kept a very pretty female slave as their concubine. It may be one of the sources of the incredible diversity of Cherokee people.

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