Again, an explanation why Native DNA doesn’t show up.
We were you expecting to see Native American DNA in your ethnicity estimate from your DNA test? You are not along in asking the question of why Native American ancestry doesn’t show up in your ethnicity results. There are a few common reasons why this happens, and we’ll talk about them in this article.
The three main reasons Native American ancestry doesn’t show up in your ethnicity results:
- There is no Native American ancestry in your family
- Your “100%” Native American ancestor is too far back to show up on an autosomal DNA test
- Your Native American ancestor was not Native American by birth
I realize that some of the topics that I discuss in this post will not be easy to read, or what you might want to hear. In addition, this is a sensitive topic for many people, and I will try to handle it with care.
Take a look at the full blog to answer your questions.
- 1953 DNA Illustration, Herrmann, R. L. (1975, December). Implications of Molecular Biology for Creation and Evolution. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation(27), 156-159. Retrieved April 2018, from Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation: https://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1975/JASA12-75Herrmann.html