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Seeking DNA test to identify region or tribe for Native American ancestry?

Unfortunately, there isn't a DNA test that will give you a specific tribe or region. Also, all/most indigenous American populations will appear as Native American in your Ancestry DNA results. Your ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

In a footnote in Kirsty Gover's Tribal Constitutionalism (p 122), citing an interview with genealogist Rita Souther, the author notes that N.E. stood for Not Eligible: Some base rolls exclude non-...
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Might 3.46% American Native DNA come from 10 generations back?

You get approximately 1/2 (50%) of your DNA from each parent. They get 50% of their DNA from each of their parents, and so on, which leads to this list: 1 generation back: 50% 2 generations back: 25%...
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Getting started tracing Native American ancestry

Before you put a lot of work in chasing what might be a shadow, learn more about ethnicity estimates and about how DNA works in general. Estimates Ethnicity estimates are a guess -- they are made by ...
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Getting started tracing Native American ancestry

Start by writing down everything you know about your 'American ancestry'. Interview older relatives who may know something about this side of your family. Begin with the most recent generation and get ...
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Who are the Ancestors of William Yensull?

Mother said her Grandfather, was supposed to have been here in the United States during some kind of fighting w/the Indians in the West. Now he either captured her or married....my late older brother ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

This question isn't a good fit for this site. We can't tell you how FamilySearch would like you to index this record -- only FamilySearch can do that. "What does the 'nE' in the census number ...
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Getting started tracing Native American ancestry

Is the percentage given so low as to be possibly within the margin of error? Have any of your other relatives taken a DNA test - what did they say? This might allow you to at least work out what ...
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How do you determine native american ancestry?

For every generation, divide by 2. Your great-grandmother was 1/4 Cherokee, your grandmother 1/8 Cherokee, your mother 1/16 Cherokee, and you are 1/32 Cherokee, assuming that no other of your ...
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