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Re: What is Fivecoat
Posted by: Linda Randles (ID *****3000) Date: June 04, 2012 at 09:34:28
In Reply to: Re: What is Fivecoat by Daniel Fivecoat of 158

Can I Get My Blood Tested To Prove That I Am Native American - Cherokee?
"Unfortunately, the simple answer to this question is, "You can't." It's true that there are "Native American" genetic markers which can be found using both the Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome testing methods, but these tests only indicate if there is an unbroken male or female Native American line. If, for example your grandfather is half-Cherokee and he received his Cherokee ancestry from his mother, then both the Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome tests will result in a false negative for the Native American genetic marker. Additionally, none of the federally recognized Cherokee tribes accept DNA evidence as proof for enrollment." Source quoted: All Things
A source that I have promised not to name told me long ago that you are suspected to be illegitimate. Even if this were not true, the above quote explains why you would not show Native American blood in your DNA. I have been doing Genealogy for the past 25 years, carefully trying to document everything. Katherine & Michael Fivecoat that are buried in Christy Chapel were Native American. Holmes County records document this. This library is in an Amish community. My father who was a pastor said that his ancestors were Native American. I choose to believe documented sources rather than paid online subscriptions that can "trace my ancestors back to the ice ages in other countries without ANY solid documentation of it!"
I am sorry that you seem to feel that being Native American is a disgrace.
I am proud of my heritage.

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