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Old 02-26-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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One of those rare afram 23andme results!

Always wondered what was my exact ancestry. I look black with noticeable European ancestry. Finally got the results and it matches up with what I thought.





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Old 02-26-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Welcome!

Have you actually started tracing your family tree?
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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Welcome!

Have you actually started tracing your family tree?

The 23andme results were the first step. Unfortunately, all 4 paths leading from my grandparents are beyond dysfunctional. Illegitimate kids, extremely poor, and such. My family has 0 knowledge of any relatives beyond great grandparents, and we don't even have knowledge of half of my great grandparents. So I have a big task in filling in the pieces.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Maybe some of your DNA cousins can help fill in some missing pieces. Getting more family members to test might help, too.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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wow

That's a mulatto type result. lol
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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The 23andme results were the first step. Unfortunately, all 4 paths leading from my grandparents are beyond dysfunctional. Illegitimate kids, extremely poor, and such. My family has 0 knowledge of any relatives beyond great grandparents, and we don't even have knowledge of half of my great grandparents. So I have a big task in filling in the pieces.
Try finding your grandparents on the census. U.S. census through 1940 are now public & searchable. If you can find them on the census when living with their parents you then might find all your great grandparents names.

Try www.familysearch.org

www.ancestry.com is another good site for databases. It is a subscriber site, but is availalbe for free on many public library computers.

When I started doing genealogy we didn't have DNA or digitized databases. We had to go to the archives & troll through reels of microfilm. LOL
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Just an FYI, people should not gauge their appearance based on autosomal DNA admixture tests. The regions which are tested or rather reported are non-coding regions of the DNA which are not "genes." These are DNA sequences. There are only small regions at specific locus regions that show small differences across populations. Only 10% of our DNA is genes and only 1% of genes is for phenotype.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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Just an FYI, people should not gauge their appearance based on autosomal DNA admixture tests. The regions which are tested or rather reported are non-coding regions of the DNA which are not "genes." These are DNA sequences. There are only small regions at specific locus regions that show small differences across populations. Only 10% of our DNA is genes and only 1% of genes is for phenotype.
Also, when it comes to people that are conspicuously mixed (people that are 30/70 or 70/30 and anything inbetween) tend to get a random selection of features, which is why in families of highly mixed people siblings can and often do come out looking different enough for people to sometimes wonder if they are even family. At those composition ratios people are not only mixed, but for the most part they also look mixed.

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wow

That's a mulatto type result. lol


Sometimes I wonder if Barack Obama would come out 50/50, considering he's a first generation mulatto unlike most mulattoes out there.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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wow

That's a mulatto type result. lol

Close! My dad is half black half white so I'm sure a bulk of my European ancestry comes from him. My mom is a light skinned black so I probably had a decent European contribution from her too. We had her tested a couple weeks ago with 23andme so I'm interested in seeing her results.


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Also, when it comes to people that are conspicuously mixed (people that are 30/70 or 70/30 and anything inbetween) tend to get a random selection of features, which is why in families of highly mixed people siblings can and often do come out looking different enough for people to sometimes wonder if they are even family.
You two bring up a good point as me and my sister look like we belong to two different races. She has fair skin, straight hair while I have the complexion of a light skin black and curly hair. It's easier for her to pass as white than it is for black. But I'm sure our DNA compositions would be extremely similar.


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Also, when it comes to people that are conspicuously mixed (people that are 30/70 or 70/30 and anything inbetween) tend to get a random selection of features, which is why in families of highly mixed people siblings can and often do come out looking different enough for people to sometimes wonder if they are even family. At those composition ratios people are not only mixed, but for the most part they also look mixed.




Sometimes I wonder if Barack Obama would come out 50/50, considering he's a first generation mulatto unlike most mulattoes out there.

Something around 51/49 split I believe. Most Africans results I've seen have around 98-99% Sub Saharan African DNA with a 1-2% European DNA.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:59 PM
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Also, when it comes to people that are conspicuously mixed (people that are 30/70 or 70/30 and anything inbetween) tend to get a random selection of features, which is why in families of highly mixed people siblings can and often do come out looking different enough for people to sometimes wonder if they are even family. At those composition ratios people are not only mixed, but for the most part they also look mixed.




Sometimes I wonder if Barack Obama would come out 50/50, considering he's a first generation mulatto unlike most mulattoes out there.
Barack Obama's mother is a direct descendant of the first Black slave in the US. He is not the first mulatto in his direct line. His ancestor was an African indentured servant that ran away. The penalty was slavery. He was the first person legally enslaved in the US.
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