If you’ve been following along with “The Autosomal Me” series on the www.dna-explained.com blog, the next segment, Part 7, “The Autosomal Me – Start, Stop, Go – Identifying Native Chromosome Segments” was just published today.
While this series is obviously focused on minority Native admixture, using my own Native admixture, contributed by both parents, as a working example, the same techniques work to identify majority admixture or minority admixture of any other ethnicity. It’s especially interesting if you have the DNA of at least one parent, because you can visually see and compare your DNA to theirs. This series shows you how to use the various tools available to do just that. An example of my DNA (top row) compared to my mother’s (second row) on a Native segment of a chromosome is shown below. The third row shows our matching DNA segments with the black indicating the part that doesn’t match, so the part that was contributed to me by my father.
In our upcoming segments, we’ll be applying all of this to genealogy. Come along for the ride. Not only is it fun and educational, it’s a very personal gift from your ancestors.