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American Indian Proj

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About us

The Native American DNA Sequence is available for both males and females.

For males, you can test for Native American ancestry in either your direct paternal (father's) or direct maternal (mother's) line of ancestors. For females, you can only test for native american ancestry in your direct matrilineal line.

The Y Chromosome is tested for the male Native American DNA Sequence. For the female Native American DNA Sequence, mtDNA is tested.

Everyone can test their autosomal DNA to see if they have some percentage of Native American ancestry utilizing the Family Finder test, but that test will not tell you in which line your Native Ancestry is found 

You can read more about proving your Native American ancestry at this link:  http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/18/proving-native-american-ancestry-using-dna/

This project is open to people who have proven Native Ancestry via genetics or via traditional genealogy  You will be asked for your genealogy or Native connection prior to joining. 

I strongly recommend that you subscribe to the free blog, www.dna-explained.com - announcements regarding DNA sales and other things of interest will be made there to avoid sending repeat messages to multiple groups  You may also be interested in the blog, www.nativeheritageproject.com.

Co-Administrator Biography:

Washington, D.C. area resident, University of Maryland College Park graduate Marie Rundquist applies her diverse experience -- as a DNA project manager, collaborative research community moderator, and president of an information systems consulting firm, in researching her North American family history. Interweaving DNA test results, history, and genealogy, Rundquist develops comprehensive historical narratives that are uniquely products of the present but which give voice to unheard ancestors, and truths, of the past. 

Rundquist's published books and articles include Revisiting Anne Marie: How an Amerindian Woman of Seventeenth-Century Nova Scotia and a DNA Match Redefine American Heritage (2009), Cajun by Any Other Name: Recovering the Lost History of a Family and a People (2012), and "Finding Anne Marie: The Hidden History of our Acadian Ancestors (2006)." "Autosomal DNA Results Test Hundreds of Years of Genealogy Records in a Proof of Ancestry." Southern California Genealogical Society, Summer 2015, Vol. 52, Issue #3. A result of Rundquist's advocacy with the State of Maryland, a Maryland Historical Trust marker stands in Princess Anne, Maryland in testimony to Acadians who were expulsed from Nova Scotia by the British, and sent to Maryland in 1755. Marie Rundquist was among 55 authors of Acadie Then and Now: A People's History (2014), edited by Warren Perrin, Phil Comeau and Mary Perrin. The collective work that chronicles the past and present histories of Acadians worldwide was awarded the Prix France-Acadie 2015.

Ms. Rundquist divides her time between homes in the D.C. area and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and regularly presents to groups about her work with genealogy and DNA. Ms. Rundquist’s family, heritage, parakeets, friends, travels, clients, career, writing, and management of DNA projects are her life. Related training and memberships: Course Certificate: Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology) University of Maryland, Certificate of Completion: Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi'kma'ki, Cape Breton University, Unama'ki College of Nova Scotia, Canada (MIKM 2701 2016)Analyzing and Utilizing Data from Next-Generation Sequencers in the Forensic Genomics Era, ISHI Oct 12-15 2015 Texas. International Society of Genetic Genealogy.

Please visit the http://familyheritageresearchcommunity.org website for exciting articles about how real people like you discovered their Native American ancestry by way of DNA testing.

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Family Tree DNA Project administrators are volunteers and receive no compensation for our services.