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Re: DNA testing
Posted by: Carolyn Pigg (ID *****4725) Date: June 24, 2010 at 16:42:42
In Reply to: Re: DNA testing by Ralph Porter of 1081

Hello Ralph,

Couldn't help myself when I saw your posting, I beleive about Thomas Rolfe...and Native American.


I am in no way an expert on DNA, but there are specific charaterisitics of Native Americans:

For example:

My father (deceased), my sister, and niece...their toe next to their big toe is longer than their big toe...this is specific to Native Americans

Run your finger along the outside of each of your feet....about half way down the side of your foot...did you feel a hump? if yes, that is called an extra ridge of bone which is specific Native American


If you put your little fingers side-by-side do they form a v at the top? if yes, those are little indian fingers

Do you have large ears with heavy earlobes: that is specific of Native Americans.


What I can't tell you is your DNA. There are specific sites that do Native American Testing.

The best so far is National Geographic, however, I don't know if National Geographic does the "Y" DNA testing.

If you already now there is a strong possibility of Native American ancestry, why take another test, unless you are wanting to know which Tribes you are related to.

You may have to find a company that does Native American "Y" DNA testing.

The reason I listed the charateristics is because you said something suggesting possible Native American ancestry; if you have any of the charateristics that I have mentioned, then you may or may not want to go for the testing. I'm not trying to tell you not to take the Native American testing, but it is the only way to know which Tribe or Tribes that you are from. I myself have not yet taken the Native American Testing, but I also know that I have a lot of Native American in me and my family.

I guess it's time to have my NA testing done.

My upper front teeth and my lower front teeth are shovel
back (shovel back teeth are Native American teeth); run your tongue behind your upper front teeth, did they feel like an upside down shovel...same as the bottom... did they feel like an upside down shovel?

If you take the test, let me know the results.

My great-grandmother Nancy Davidson was part NA
My great-grandmother Paralee "Xainalu" was part NA

Nancy Davidson and Paralee (daughter and mother)lived in
Clay County, Kentucky.

Through my Adkins, Jordan, Parker, Powell Family of VA,
I am a descendant of Tecumseh and Shawnee Chief Cornstalk.



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