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DNA test to find out if you have Black ancestry?

DNA test to find out if you have Black ancestry?

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've traced an individual's line back to an 1850 orphan who was variously identified as Black, Mulatto, Irish, and White on the different documentation I've found. Based on this documentation & family lore, I believe he may have been half Irish & half Black.

There are no males to be tested in this line but the female willing to be tested is the great-granddaughter of the ancestor in question, following a male line down to her.

Is there any DNA test she can have that will confirm the Black ancestry?

Re: DNA test to find out if you have Black ancestry?

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 1:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
An autosomal test like the new ancestrydna test, the Family Tree DNA Family Finder test, or 23andme's dna test should show if a person has African/Black ancestry. Since a person receives half of their dna from each parent, male of female, anyone can take an autosomal test to find possible ancestry from any ancestor on any line of descent. Unlike a Ydna test which will only trace the Y line from male to male or the Mitochondrial (Mtdna) test which tests the line from a persons mother-to grandmother-to greatgrandmother etc. Hope that helps.

Re: DNA test to find out if you have Black ancestry?

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 5:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, thank you, it is helpful.

Re: DNA test to find out if you have Black ancestry?

Posted: 1 Aug 2013 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, there are new DNA tests coming out all the time. Currently, there is a great DNA test offered on Ancestry.com. This DNA can determine African-Amenrican (black) heritage thru both the material and paternal lines, meaning a woman can do the test and find out. Right now its only $99!

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