I am searching for a descendant of Alta Zara Gibbs Finger and Adam Finger for genealogy testing.
The family suspects that Alta Zara Gibbs was part Cherokee Indian. However, only female children of female children can be tested to verify this suspicion. In my case, I descend through their son Beecher, so I cannot be tested. The person being tested can also be a male, but all ancestors between him and Alta Zara Gibbs Finger must be women.
If you know of anyone who will qualify and would be interested in this test, please let me know. This is the only way to test if Alta Zara Gibbs and one, or both, of her parents were Cherokee.
Supporting documentation follows to explain why we need the to trace the daughter's line:
"For instance, mtDNA is passed down through maternal lines, but mothers pass it on to both their sons and their daughters. The sons, however, become mtDNA dead ends and do not pass it on. This means that a brother and sister (who share the same mother) can both get tested for mtDNA, and that they both can serve as living representatives of their mother, their mother's mother, their mother's mother's mother, and so on. (Think of the bottom line of a pedigree chart). But when this brother and sister pass on, her children will continue to sport the same mtDNA, while his will have his wife's mtDNA."
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