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Question: I am mixed race why did I get no scores for Africa in my dna test!?
I am mixed race [both parents are mixed race]I also have asian ancestry!.But my dna only had european results!?
How is that possible!.

DNATribes Test/Analysis Native Strong/Strongest Matches Results were:
Serbia 789!.1,Lodz Poland 491!.46,Bucharest Romania 378!.98,Bosnia 324!.59,Glasgow Scotland 321!.23,Slovenia 315,Dundee Scotland 291!.82,Norway 275!.45,Poladsie,Northeast Poland 270!.8 the rest all in the 250's are Hungary,Poland,Belarus,Strathclyde Scotland!.

192!.72 Eastern European,136!.6 Northwesterm European,85!.69 Mediterranean,46!.40 Finno-Ugrian!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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this is soo interesting - what do all those numbers mean!? YOu seem to have alot of Eastern european in your make-up

Serbia,Lodz Poland,Bucharest Romania ,Bosnia,Slovenia Poladsie,Northeast Poland 270!.

and some celt (scottish)!.

I know alot of Romanians and they are dark swarthy people!. why do you think you are part african - you are obviously about 3/4 eastern European and 1/4 scottish!.

Maybe your mother had an african ancestor that she looks like but in the dna tests its too small to note!. I cant explain why you think your parents are mulatto - they cant be if this DNA is right - mulatta is part white and part african am i right!?
Maybe those people just lived in Africa and werent necessarily african themselves!.

Where did you get this test done!? It fascinating!.

Ps my nephew has white blonde curly hair with blue eyes - all of his ancestors have very dark hair and dark eyes - except for one aunty who he is the image of - so we can look like just one member of our family - maybe your mum didnt reflect what the rest of her family look like - in spite of photos of your ancestors!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Go to another lab, from what I learned on 60 minutes you tend to get different ancestry depending on where you go!. It was kind of weird that this one person was of several different African Tribes!. It just goes to show that we are all mixed with something!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Although your be of mixed race, there may be such a small amount in the DNA that the test used didn't reveal it!. I would put that question to the company that performed the test!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It looks like the database they matched you against was simply european !. In truth though there is a general mixing of races prior to the establishment of agriculture and often they find chinese alleles in african coastal peoples etc because they traded long before Marco PoloWww@QuestionHome@Com

Its not possible that Ur place of birth will change Ur DNA!. Ur parents were born in Africa!.They can have nationality as African!. They may be from Europe!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

That is because he is 99!.9% not the father!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Maybe the mix didn't include African!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It means that there's not any African in the mix!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

mm its probably to small to add upWww@QuestionHome@Com

They give you your top 20 matches!. You can get Extended Match Results!. It might be your African DNA might not be that strong!. One of your siblings could take the same tests and it might show up stronger!.

I asked DNATribes if my sister with whom I share both parents did the same Autosomal Test and they advised!.

"Two siblings will each obtain unique results!. Family members do typically share some regional or ethnic genetic affiliations, but in some cases matches can vary substantially between siblings!."

I found a website that said you don't get your Autosomal 50-50 from both parents!. I had some question about that so I asked about this on the Biology Board and this is the reply I received!.

"Actually, you do inherit your autosomal DNA 50-50 from each parent!. That site is wrong!.

"Your mother's egg contributes one set of 22 autosomes and one sex chromosome (an X)!. Your father's sperm contributes the other set of 22 autosomes, and another sex chromosome (either an X or a Y)!.

Where the 50-50 part breaks down is when you pass on your DNA to your children!. Each of your children will get half their DNA from you, but they won't necessarily get an equal mix of what you inherited from your parents!. They could inherit a more from your mother, through you, and less from your father, or vice versa!.

Another way to look at it: you inherited 50% of your autosomal DNA from each parent, but you didn't necessarily inherit exactly 25% from each grandparent!. Your maternal grandparents contributed exactly 50% in total, but it could be biased in favor of either your maternal grandmother or your maternal grandfather!. Same goes for your paternal grandparents!.

When you take one of those DNA tests, which markers they find depend on which ones you inherited through your mother and father, and that will be different between you and your siblings (assuming no identical twins)!. If one of your grandparents is Dutch, and another is Polish, you might happen to inherit more markers that the test considers NW Eur!., and your sister might happen to inherit more that are considered E Eur!. In most cases, that will just be a random chance!. also, just because you have more markers that the test considers NW Eur, doesn't necessarily mean you really are "more" NW Eur!. in any real sense!."

In other words once you get back to your grandparents, it is the roll of the dice how you get your DNA!. The African DNA in you might not be strong enough to show up in your first 20 results!.
All your genes are made up of DNA!.

I have found out if you email DNATribes and ask questions, they will send you a very prompt reply!.
You can do so once you go into their website!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is because DNA ONLY goes back in time for the Father's side!. So that means your father, his father, his father, his father!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!. Let's say your surname is Summers for a example!. Your Dad's name is William!.
William's dad is Samuel!. He is of mix race
Samuel's dad is Joseph!. He is of mix race
Joseph's dad is Jasper!. He is of mix race
Jasper's dad is Robert!. He is of mix race
Robert's name is John!. He is of mix race
John's dad is Daniel!. He is White
Daniel's dad is Thomas!. He is White
This is why no African markers
DNA only shows the male line!. You don't get any of the women lines With that said!. the line example I just gave you means John had sex with a woman that has the African connection!. There is no way at theis momment in time to get her connection unless you find her father and come forward on the male line and have the living male take the DNA test!. Then and only then will you get the African connection!.

Now if you have your female sibling do the Mitochondrial DNA (abbreviated mtDNA) testing for the female side which is your mother!. It is somewhat the same as the male test except it follows only back in time on the female line!.
Your mom's name is June She is of mix race
June's mom is Joan She is of mix race
Joan's mom is Samatha She is of mix race
Samatha's mom is Connie She is of mix race
Connie's mom is Violet She is full blood Black African
Violet's mom is Elizabeth She is full blood Black African
Elizabeth's mom is Hannah She is full blood Black African

That means Violet would be the connection to Africa and your black race!. And that would show up in your results!.Www@QuestionHome@Com