DNA

Ancestry composition.

23andme’s version of my ancestry composition.

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Nothing surprising. My parents and sister all hover around the same percentages: 58.8% Sub-Saharan African for my father and sister, 61.1% for my mother; 38.4% European for my father, 36.3% for my mother, 39.0% for my sister. I have the lowest East Asian/Native American, but none of ours is high: .6, .5, and .7.  Our few Native ancestors probably lived in the 18th century. Given what I know of my parents’ ancestry, I had expected my father’s European ancestry to be significantly higher than my mother’s, but that just goes to highlight how painfully little I really know.

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14 thoughts on “Ancestry composition.

  1. Tam says:

    How come some descendants of free people of color are classified as Native American and others as African American?

    • The answer really varies from family to family, and even within families. Many of NC’s free people of color were mixed race — of European, African and Native ancestry — and many factors played into the identity their descendants claimed.

  2. Tam says:

    I took the 23andme Dna test, also. I have African, Caucasian, East Asian/ Native American and South Asian ancestry. I am as follows 65.8 percent African,28 percent European,1.3 percent East Asian and Native American, and .4 percent South Asian.

  3. Tam says:

    I went to Plumbline United Holy Church in Enfield, NC. It was great! Have you been to Plumbline United Holy Church in Enfield, NC?

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