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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:40 PM

just got my Geno 2.0 kit from National Geographic

Can't wait to see if I am part Neanderthal. Anyone else done this?

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Reply just got my Geno 2.0 kit from National Geographic (Original post)
arely staircase Oct 2013 OP
arcane1 Oct 2013 #1
arely staircase Oct 2013 #2
arcane1 Oct 2013 #3
arely staircase Oct 2013 #4
Xipe Totec Oct 2013 #5
arely staircase Oct 2013 #6
Xipe Totec Oct 2013 #8
tigervalentine Oct 2013 #12
dorkzilla Oct 2013 #18
haikugal Oct 2013 #7
grasswire Oct 2013 #9
arely staircase Oct 2013 #14
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #10
Cleita Oct 2013 #11
arely staircase Oct 2013 #15
grasswire Oct 2013 #16
kestrel91316 Oct 2013 #17
warrior1 Oct 2013 #13
Thirties Child Oct 2013 #19
arely staircase Oct 2013 #20

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. I haven't heard of this, it sounds fascinating!!

Is it expensive?

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:44 PM

2. it was a gift

But I think they cost a couple hundred bucks or more.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:47 PM

3. I may have to check that out some day.

How long will it take to get your results?

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:51 PM

4. six to eight weeks from the time the lab receives the samples

Then the results are posted online with your ID number not name.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:51 PM

5. I'm interested in doing it. Can you post instructions? nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:53 PM

6. my kit was a gift

But you can order it at www.genographic.com

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:58 PM

8. Love the video!


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:31 PM

12. You might also want to check out

23andme.com

$99. Will also answer the Neanderthal thing. And link you to relatives.

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Response to tigervalentine (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:11 PM

18. My best friend did 23andme and had her father do it too. They found out....

...that he fathered a son back in the 40's when he was in college. They broke up, the girl never told him she was carrying his child, and put the baby up for adoption. While he was thrilled to find he had a son (he's got 2 daughters), he is haunted by the fact that the poor girl never told him, and went through it all on her own. He said he would have married her, and was sad to find out the woman remained unmarried and poor (both are in their 80s).

On the other hand, my BFF now has a half brother and a niece and nephew. They're all getting to know each other and they're all thrilled that they finally found each other.

I'm doing this with my father too (women must have a male relative also submit a swab if they want a complete picture of their DNA). I know all the skeletons in his closet though!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 04:57 PM

7. Let us know the results...

I like to do that one day.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:05 PM

9. there has been discussion over in the genealogy forum

I notice that ancestry.com has a $99 special price, with some new advanced features. Also, the ancestry platform will link you up with cousins who are members there, once you get the genome test done.

I haven't decided which source to use for the test.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:38 PM

14. absolutely nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:07 PM

10. As our family genealogist, I've traced every single branch of the family tree back to

western Europe. But there is one thing this test could help with: there is a persistent rumor in multiple branches of my mom's side of the family that a particular ancestor we have in common was part native American. Given where she lived and the time when she lived, I can see a possible link to the Cherokee or some other tribe in the Midwest. But the only photo of her in existence shows her with blue eyes.

So this would be interesting. And it would settle the question for once and for all.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:24 PM

11. I think there is in my ancestry too although no one

who knows probably would have admitted it back then. My mother however has a resemblance to pictures of a native people who live in the same area of South America where she was born. I too would be curious to know.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:43 PM

15. my great grandmother was a cherokee

But since she was my granddads mom on my father's side I dont think it will show u p since it will trace all the Y chroms back in my dads line and the Xs on my moms. Unfortunately my grandad is dead because the test on him would show it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:47 PM

16. even tracing to Western Europe may not give you the whole story

Example, many "Brits" are of Scandinavian ancestry by virtue of Viking marauders and settlers.

I never ever thought of my family as having any Scandinavian heritage, but sure enough, there are Swedes and Finns and Danes way back amid the native Brits and Scots.

My interest in the geno project is this: One line has stumped me, although every other line has been traceable at least to the 1600s. This line stops with my great grandfather in Ontario who has a name that might be Jewish. If Jewish, he would be my only ancestor of that heritage.

So I'm going to get my older brother to do the swab.

And we will also see, of course, if there is a Native American somewhere, perchance. Lots of Canadians in my fam since the 1700s.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:57 PM

17. Well we do also go back to Scandinavians. I consider them Western European.

Point being, we're not Asian or Pacific Islander or African or Native American or Middle Eastern or even Mediterranean anywhere on paper. A teensy bit of Spanish and French and Russian WAAAAAYYYYY back via European nobility is all.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:34 PM

13. I did the original geno testing

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:34 PM

19. 18 members of our family have done 23andMe

23andMe tells you where your ancestors likely lived in the last 500 years, also gives Neanderthal percentages - 2.6% for me, which is on the low end. Mr. Thirties is .1% sub-Saharan African, which might answer a question about a possible AA paternal ancestor. A 5-great grandmother in 1750s Connecticut claimed that she many times she had lain with the slave named Lot. Many of the villagers testified in the subsequent divorce hearings, and several thought that the youngest child, a boy, Mr. Thirties 4g grandfather, was a mulatto. The story was NOT part of family lore, turned up in the 1950s when a genealogist uncovered it in court records. As I see it, the DNA supports the story.

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Response to Thirties Child (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:43 PM

20. I think people of pure subsaharan lineage

have no neanderthal genes because homo sapiens encountered them in south asia after leaving affrica. Your story is great. I am really hoping I have a relatively recent African American ancestor. Our family never owned slaves but it could still be possible. Im guessing itbwill all be N European and native American - of thebnorth american and mexican variety.

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