American Indian DNA Project - Background

Administrators

Surnames

5 Nations, 6 Nations, Abenaki, Aboriginal, Aleut, Algonquian, Alleqewi, American Indian, Apache, Apalachee, Appomattox, Aquinoah, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Athabascan, Attamuskeet, Bare River, Bay River, Black Bob, Blackfeet, Blackfoot, Bohuron, Brule, Canawango, Cape Fear, Cayuga, Cheraw, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chickahominy, Chickamauga, Chickasaw, Chinook, Chippewa, Chiscas, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Chowan, Coharie, Comanche, Conoy, Core, Coree, Cosi, Cree, Creek, Croatan, Croatoan, Dakota, Dalles, Delaware, Erie, Eriehronon, Farmington, First Nation, Five Nations, Genizaro, Goopah, Gopah, Guinea, Haida, Haliwa, Hatteras, Hidatsa, Hochunk, Ho-Chunk, Hopi, Houmas, Hupa, Huron, Illino, Indian, Ioway, Iroquois, Kansas, Karitana, Kaw, Keyauwea, Kickapoo, Lakota, Lapwai, Lenape, Lenni Lenape, Lumbee, Machapunga, Mahican, Maliseet, Mamunkey, Mandan, Manhatan, Maques, Maricopa, Mashpee, Massapequa, Mattamuskeet, Mattaponi, Mattapony, Meherrin, Mengwe, Menominee, Metlakatla, Miami, Micmac, Micmaq, Mingoe, Mingoes, Miscogee, Missouria, Mixe, Mohave, Mohawk, Mohegan, Monacan, Moors, Munsee, Nadene, Na-Dene, Nahyssan, Nakota, Nansemond, Nanticote, Narrangansett, Native American, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nipmuck, Nisga'a, Notchee, Nottoway, Ocaneechi, Odawa, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Omaha, Ondiahjes, Oneida, Onondaga, Osage, Otoe, Ottawa, Pacamethooks, Padunk, Papagoes, Passamaquoddy, Patuxet, Pawnee, Pedunk, Penobscot, Peoria, Pequot, Person, Person County, Piantic, Piegan, Pima, Pimnehoock, Pinnehoock, Piscataway, Podunk, Pokanoket, Pomo, Ponca, Poospatuck, Porach Creek, Porch Creek, Potawatomi, Poteskeet, Powhatan, Pueblo, Quapaw, Redbones, Sac and Fox, Salish, Santee, Saponi, Sasquesahanoughs, Savannah, Secotan, Seminole, Seneca, Shawnee, Shekomeko, Shinnecock, Shuffer Tonies, Sioux, Six Nations, Sowanoy, St John, St. John, Stockbridge, Susquehanna, Synichs, Tawakoni, Timucan, Tohoni, Tohoni O'odham, Tshimshian, Tuscarora, Tutelo, Uchee, Ute, Wabanaki, Waccamaw, Wampanoag, Wappinger, Wateree, Wawpim, WEapeneoc, Wechquasqeek, Wechqusgeek, Wesorts, Weyanoke, Wichita, Wingadotoian, Winnebago, Woccon, Wyandot, Yeopim, Yuchi, Yuma

Background

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.


General Fund

Current balance: $110.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $100.00 8/11/2012 David Harden Elizabeth Jane Martin and the Sacred Cherokee Line   Memory Of
Credit $5.00 2/25/2012 Dianne I am trying to find my Native American bloodline. I am supposed to be 1/8 to 1/16 Susquehanna Indian, from PA. What do I need to do to prove this heritage?   Unknown
Credit $5.00 9/19/2011 B Bowers Please inform on how I can qualify to be tested in the Indian DNA project.   Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 9
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 124
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 154
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 43
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 20
Family Finder 247
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 20
Maternal Ancestor Information 422
mtDNA 496
mtDNA Full Sequence 146
mtDNA Plus 327
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 444
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 136
Total Members 705
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 3
Unreturned Kits 32
WTY 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 40
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 22
Y-DNA Subgroups 4
Y-DNA111 43
Y-DNA12 379
Y-DNA25 303
Y-DNA37 282
Y-DNA67 159