In part 6 of “The Autosomal Me” series, titled “The Autosomal Me – DNA Analysis – Splitting Up” we talk about figuring out which part of your Native genetic heritage came from which parent. In my case, both African and Native ancestry are several generations back in time, and come from both of my parents. My Mom’s line is pretty straightforward, as these things go, as her heritage is Acadian. My Dad’s however, is lost in the swamps of North Carolina and Virginia, with only whispers and hints to light the way – until DNA.
We’ll see in this series that these steps are building upon each other and in the end, will help identify which lines are Native, potentially which ancestors were Native and hopefully when combined with the history of the region, will shed light on which tribes may have been involved. Of course, we know that the tribes themselves moved a great deal, assimilated with each other, as well as with both white and black communities. But one thing is for sure, we’ll know more at the end of this process than we did at the beginning.
Join me for the continuing journey of discovering minority Native admixture using genetic genealogy tools. http://dna-explained.com/2013/03/12/the-autosomal-me-dna-analysis-splitting-up/