Cool! My Genographic DNA Kit has Finally Arrived

My kit from The Genographic Project is finally here! Huzzah!

Time to find out my haplotype!

8 comments on this post.
  1. Cheryl Rofer:

    You may be disappointed. I had high hopes when my brother had his mitochondrial DNA analyzed (same as mine), but we turned out to be undistinguished whitebread northern Europeans, same as most of our genealogical knowledge pointed to.

  2. zen:

    It will probably be fairly boring but I have a mild epicanthic fold, as does my daughter, that might be traceable to kalmyks or tatars or something from the murkily ethnic transcarpathian branch of my father’s, mother’s, father’s side of the family. We shall see.

  3. Cheryl Rofer:

    Yeah, that’s the kind of thing I was hoping for…there were a few signs on my mother’s side that we were more Asian than might be thought…some sign of those many incursions into Europe or adventurous ancestors to or from the east…sigh.

  4. Dave Schuler:

    As more of this data is accumulated it will be interesting to see how genography relates to things like language and blood type.

  5. historyguy99:

    I had mine done last year and like Cheryl found my paternal DNA sprang forth from good old Ireland; squashing the rumor that my dad was part American Indian from his swarthy complexion. 

    Best part, is to realize that every male soul who can trace their lineage back to Europe, Asia and the Americas carries the genes traced back to one guy, "Adam" circa 65,000 years ago in East Africa.

  6. Seerov:

    "You may be disappointed. I had high hopes when my brother had his mitochondrial DNA analyzed (same as mine), but we turned out to be undistinguished whitebread northern Europeans, same as most of our genealogical knowledge pointed to." (cheryl rofer)
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    This comment is funny (and ironic), as I can show you people on the Internet who would be having an identity crisis if they were anything but "undistinguished whitebread." You on other hand are disappointed.  lol
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    This comment can tell us a lot about the current American/Western zeitgeist. It tells us that to a lot of people, being "white" (European derived) is reason to think of themselves as "undistinguished."  Whether this is "racism" (a word with no real meaning) or "self hatred" isn’t the point.  The point is, for some reason, "white" people disapprove of themselves so much that they actually wish they were of a different geo-genetic cluster.  
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    It also tells us something else.  If someone had come here and celebrated the fact that they were 100% "undistinguished whitebread," people like Cheryl Rofer would be commenting on how this is "racism" and "Nazism." So this leads to us to a very important conclusion.
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    Anti-racism is actually code for anti-white. 
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    This has been a major breakthrough.  Thank you to all.

  7. zen:

    "I can show you people on the Internet who would be having an identity crisis if they were anything but "undistinguished whitebread."
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    Well, unless they are pure ethnic Basques or are from a few rural counties of southern Ireland, their whitebread ancestors migrated out of Asia to Europe, probably as recently as 700-100 BC. Smaller populations came earlier in the Iron Age and found the proto-Celts well established from Ireland to Turkey, just as the Celt’s Indo-Aryan ancestors came from the East circa 4000-5000 BC

  8. Seerov:

    There have been caucasian mummies found as far as China and Peru, so I’m sure these people would argue that geography doesn’t equal ethnicity.  Noone is really sure where the Indo-European heartland was, but we do know the Aryans (which meant: noble ones) invaded India? 
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    Regardless, I’ve been wanting to do the same test but don’t have $500.00 dollars to spare.