Category Archives: Acadian

Native American DNA Projects

I’m often asked about DNA projects at Family Tree DNA that are for or include Native American or aboriginal DNA results.  Please note that different project administrators have different criteria for admission to a project.  Some require definitive proof of descent, some require … Continue reading

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Acadian Maryland Historical Marker Unveiling

Acadians, as we know, are a French-Canadian people who settled at Port Royal, Nova Scotia, in 1605 (replica above) and intermarried with the Native people, primarily Mi’kmaq. They were expelled from Canada by the British in 1755 and set adrift, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Native American Haplogroup C DNA Project

Rebekah Canada, Marie Rundquist and I would like to announce the formation of the Native American Haplogroup C project, titled Y-DNA Haplogroup C-P39 Project. Native American males who descend from direct paternal ancestors who crossed the Bering land bridge from … Continue reading

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DNA – What Came From Who??

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 … Continue reading

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Germain Doucet and Haplogroup C3b

I love a good mystery, don’t you?  Well, the Doucet family has one and it’s a doosey. Marie Rundquist, the founder and administrator of the Amerindian Ancestry Out of Acadia project at Family Tree DNA has recently written a new paper about … Continue reading

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