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Evergreen, CO, United States, 2006/05/10 - AmericanIndianDNA.com provides DNA Information, DNA testing and genealogy information for American Indians and Native Americans. DNA testing is a fool-proof method of establishing Native American heritage.
Most of who we are is made up of the autosomal DNA pattern we carry in our genes. Half of the information provided for the autosomal pattern is inherited from each parent. The maternal DNA line is linked to mtDNA markers and are passed from a mother to all of her children. However, these markers are passed on only by the female children. The paternal DNA line is linked to the Y-chromosome markers and are passed from father to son.
In order to determine the percentage ancestral heritage, the AncestryByDNA test examines 175 individual bio-geographically unique Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP's). Because of their ability to provide information on the specific ethnic heritage of an individual, these SNP's are also known as Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMs).
The mitochondrial DNA carries the genetic markers that a mother passes to her children. Also known as haplogroups, these markers provide the most accurate genetic information provided through the maternal line. Nearly all Native Americans can be classified into one of five separate haploid groups: A, B, C, D, or X. These haplogroups represent separate geographic Native American populations.
Most importantly, because these haplogroups are extremely uncommon outside Native American populations, the test can be performed with reliable accuracy. In addition to the test's ability to locate the specific region of origin of an individual's Native American heritage, the mtDNA test has added value to those doing genealogical research.
Our DNA tests can be very helpful in establishing tribal rights and tribal membership and tribal benefits. The tests can also provide proof of your Native American Heritage for the bureau of Indian Affairs, a part of the United States government.
We have FREE at-home Native American DNA test kits available on our website at AmericanIndianDNA.com
In addition to Indian DNA and Family History information, we have also added a NEW Indian Pow Wow calendar for Pow Wows in the United States and Canada.
For more information about American Indian DNA testing, or to get a FREE DNA test kit, or to see this year's Pow Wow Calendar, just go to our website.