I was at a presentation over the weekend about Native American music. One of the presenters mentioned having had a DNA profile done a few years back by Ancestry.com for about $200. I came home and looked it up and now it’s only $89!
Mom has always talked about how much her dad showed his Indian blood and how she inherited his olive complexion and brown eyes, while both of her sisters had blue eyes like their mother, and I’ve always wondered about my possible Native American background.
But now, as I’m typing this, I realize that the story I heard from my mother’s uncle about his grandmother, who would have been Mother’s great-grandmother, being full-blood Cherokee, was on her mother’s side of the family!
Okay, now I’m REALLY interested in checking out this DNA test thing. Order the kit for $89, spit in a tube and send it back, and get a breakdown of your ethnic heritage. This has now taken a spot on the WANT! list above those bright-and-shiny earrings I’ve been eyeing.
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Did you hear yesterday about the geneticists who have discovered that we’re all descended from one individual? Just lie the Bible says.
I have heard about a common female ancestor referred to as Mitochondrial Eve – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve . I didn’t see the article you’re referring to, but it may be related to this.
Mito eve is said to be the nearest female ancestor whom we all alive today descend from…there were other women just not all today descend from all then. ..
Yes, I think Harold’s comment about “just like the Bible says” might have been just a little tongue-in-cheek.
I’m in oklahoma:-) its tongue in court here lol