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Old 10th November 2017, 06:09 PM
prairielad prairielad is offline
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Originally Posted by soonerdi View Post
The more I read about mtDNA, the more confused I become. I thought the mtDNA would help me better understand my mother's maternal line, but I was told by an administrator that the mtDNA traces the family of my mother's maiden name. That just doesn't make sense, as my maternal grandmother has no dna from my mother's maiden name. I understand that you learn your haplogroup, but how does the test rule out Native American ancestry? Thanks for any help!
The following image shows your mtDNA inheritance path (your is Red).
If your Native American ancestor is not along this path, your mtDNA will not prove or disprove. You would have to test a female descendant of one of the other lines in which your ancestor resides (can be a male if his mother follows line of interest)
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