Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/3/2006

How African Are You?

Recently on PBS’s “African American Lives,” host Henry Louis Gates had his DNA tested to learn about his ancestry. Gates’ family suspected its paternal ancestry could be traced to a white slave owner. But DNA testing showed that his Y chromosome did not match the man’s white descendants. A second, newer test gave Gates another result he didn’t expect: His DNA showed that only half of Gates’ ancestry was African. The rest were apparently European. for more click here

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