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Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1536243136000
Classification: Query
My sister had her DNA tested and it showed no Indian heritage. However, we know that our Great, Great grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Native American Indian. We heard stories of the Indian heritage all though our like. I am trying to find where my Great, Great Grandmother (Sarah Ann (Carney) Cross started from. She just appeared In 1857 when she married my Great, Great Grandfather, John Cross. DNA said they didn't have enough Indian blood to rate it yet. They don't tell you that before you have the DNA test. The Indian part was what we were most interested in. The Cherokee ancestry is the hardest to find because Indian names were changed to white man s names. So much of those records can't be found any more.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1536954973000
Classification: Query
Apparently Ancestry's database is lacking in native population samples, and so they are unable to link people like, you, and like me, to our native heritages. Same here, I was interested in finding my TRUE genetic heritage, not only what Ancestry has on file. There are other tests, like DNA Tribe that does have samples of native populations that might work better. I think I will look into that as a more reliable test with more reliable and more diverse data. Don't let THIS test rob you of what YOU know is true heritage.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1537103377000
Classification: Query
Thank you for your reply and the new information about DNA Tribe. I wasn't aware of that DNA test. Please let me know if you find any more info on how to find the Indian Tribes. I will do the same for you if I find any new ways to trace my Indian heritage.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1537123703000
Classification: Query
Your welcome. I intend to try the DNA Tribe test, but not right away. I think I want to wait a bit longer in the hopes that they will obtain more samples and expand their database also. I suspect that all of this DNA testing for ethnic heritage is so new that there are a lot of things that need to be figured out. As we all can see, Ancestry is one of the largest businesses doing DNA tests, and even they are missing so much information. I would hate to throw away more money and get more inaccurate results.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1551674918000
Classification: Query
I am officially 5/32 Cherokee. I have my Great Uncles DNA and officially he is 5/8 Cherokee.

As for the accuracy of ancestry I think it is accurate. As I mentioned earlier I am 5/32 Cherokee blood which is 15.62%. Ancestry shows me at 13%, with a range of 10%-17%. This matches my calculated 5/32.

My Great Uncle is 5/8 Cherokee or 62.5%. Ancestry shows 57%, with a range of 56%-65%. This matches his 5/8.

I'd say ancestry DNA is accurate.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1551731361000
Classification: Query
What do your DNA results look like, as in what does Ancestry say your 13% is? Do they say NA, or what do they call it?

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1551731813000
Classification: Query
That's also sort of weird, since Ancestry lists 69 regions that they have samples for, for Native Americans, none of which extend into Cherokee Territory. Colorado and Texas are not known for their Cherokee populations, which are the furthest north and east that their sampling currently covers.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1551735706000
Classification: Query
You are kinda correct. No DNA test will show a specific tribe. My ancestry match is called Native American- North, Central, South.

Re: Cherokee Indian Determination

Posted: 1552947618000
Classification: Query
Your Great Great Grandmother was not full blooded Cherokee. She is in the American census as born in Indiana and her entire family is listed as white. That's why it doesn't show up in a DNA test. Now, it is possible that if you went back several generations there was some Native ancestry and it has filtered out in time, but more likely you don't have any Native ancestry. So many people have stories like yours that are handed down and they are usually apocryphal.
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