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DNA Results Surprise

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Re: DNA Results Surprise

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
A couple possibilities:

-Your grandfather's grandmother was not actually Native American.

-Your grandfather's grandmother was not actually his biological grandmother.

DNA can be lost over generations, but if someone's grandparent is 100% [insert ethnicity here], that ethnicity is going to show up in their DNA. The only other thing I can think of is that there's something wrong with Ancestry.com's prediction of Native American ancestry - if a whole bunch of people with clearly documented recent Native American ancestry were not seeing that in their results, maybe. But I haven't heard of that happening, and I think the two scenarios I mentioned above are more likely. Good luck solving your family mystery! :)
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AnthonyQuinn1... 22 Jul 2012 4:47PM GMT 
Alison Trotti... 22 Jul 2012 6:36PM GMT 
AnthonyQuinn1... 22 Jul 2012 7:56PM GMT 
Alison Trotti... 22 Jul 2012 7:59PM GMT 
AnthonyQuinn1... 22 Jul 2012 8:08PM GMT 
Alison Trotti... 22 Jul 2012 11:44PM GMT 
lincoln5775 23 Jul 2012 12:45PM GMT 
walshtomj 23 Jul 2012 2:32PM GMT 
Alison Trotti... 23 Jul 2012 3:38PM GMT 
AnthonyQuinn1... 23 Jul 2012 3:56PM GMT 
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