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by Raven
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?
Replies: 12
Views: 16781

Re: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?

Does a positive match to Cherokee admixed definitely confirm ancestry? I don't have a paper trail and there are many holes in my genealogy. I recently found out through my mother's test that both of her parents were Native American.
by Raven
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Guatemalan Mestizo
Replies: 8
Views: 15049

Re: Guatemalan Mestizo

Thanks for the additional information. Since I only received 1 NA marker from one parent and my mother did not receive a match to this population ( we both received a match to Cherokee admixed and Native American Florida) does this mean that my ancestry is coming from my father? Is it possible for a...
by Raven
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Guatemalan Mestizo
Replies: 8
Views: 15049

Re: Guatemalan Mestizo

Thanks for the additional information DJ. I'm wondering if this explains my match to Puerto Rican Massachusetts. Do you think it could also explain my high match to Brazilian Belem Amazonians?
by Raven
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish markers with Iberian background
Replies: 36
Views: 131459

Re: Jewish markers with Iberian background

Hi Teresa, I have had the same experience. I was told on my father's side that I was German and Irish but recently discovered that my father's side is actually Jewish, possibly Spanish Jews. On my test Jewish was number 4 and Spanish-Majorcan was number five. I connected with some ancestors on ances...
by Raven
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: What should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 4489

Re: What should I do?

Hi Bailey. I'm glad you received a positive result. If you don't mind me asking what was your ranking? I'm curious because mine did not say probable but it also didn't say significant amount. I feel the same way as you. I cannot afford an expert to help me research this. I'm not trying to join a tri...
by Raven
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee DNA Match Help
Replies: 13
Views: 16645

Re: Cherokee DNA Match Help

I forgot to add it took about two weeks to get my results.
by Raven
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee DNA Match Help
Replies: 13
Views: 16645

Re: Cherokee DNA Match Help

Hi Bailey. The test stated that it could be inferred that Cherokee heritage is strong. Because I had no knowledge of Native American ancestry prior to this, I can't determine if my DNA is simply similar to Cherokees. I am from Pennsylvania and I don't believe there were a lot of Cherokees but I'm su...
by Raven
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee DNA Match Help
Replies: 13
Views: 16645

Re: Cherokee DNA Match Help

I took the special Cherokee match and received a match to the population as number 14. I was also wondering if it truly confirms the ancestry since it is based on studies of Cherokee DNA. I also received a match to Native American Florida but it seems my Native American type of DNA is more common in...
by Raven
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: World
Topic: Green dot in pacific ocean
Replies: 4
Views: 6792

Re: Green dot in pacific ocean

Hi Sue,

This is meg82. I had to re-register and change my username when everything got deleted due to all of the spam. I had my test completed last July.
by Raven
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Iberian DNA Versus Iberian American DNA
Replies: 1
Views: 5006

Iberian DNA Versus Iberian American DNA

What is the difference is between Iberian American DNA versus Iberian DNA? My mother and I were both tested and my DNA is much more common in Hispanic Americans than it is for her. Both of us also have Iberian matches but her DNA seems to be more common in Spain and Brazil than it is for me. Based o...

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