Part 8 of the Series, The Autosomal Me, Published

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For those of you who have been following along as I extract my Native American segments from my DNA in order to find out which of my genetic and genealogical lines carried Native ancestory – Part 8 in the series was published today.

Part 8 builds on Parts 1-7 of course.

In this segment, Part 8, I extracted all of the Native and Blended Asian segments on all 22 chromosomes, but I only used chromosomes 1 and 2 for illustration purposes and even that made for quite a long article.  Then I clustered the resulting data to look for trends.  This article tells you, step-by-step, how to do the same thing so you can determine which of your family lines carry minority admixture, and which of your genealogical lines it comes from.

In Part 9, to be published in the future, we’ll be using this clustered data to compare our autosomal genetic matches from either 23andMe or Family Tree DNA’s  Family Finder test to determine which lines include a Native ancestor.

So come on over to the blog and see what all of the excitement is about.  You can see all of “The Autosomal Me” articles in the series but be aware that using this link, the most current article is shown at the top, the oldest at the bottom, so you’ll want to read the series from the bottom up.

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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2 Responses to Part 8 of the Series, The Autosomal Me, Published

  1. Jennifer says:

    Are you saying you are less than 0.3% Native American?

    • No. Probably about 3%, not .3%. But the jury is still out in terms of the actual numbers. However, whatever the actual percentage, it’s small, definately minority admixture. This series is about how to work with identifying minority admixture, which chromosomes it’s from, which ancestors carried and contributed them, and how to connect this DNA to your genealogy.

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