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coalblacklocs
12-02-2011, 03:58 AM
I can't hardly sit still in my chair waiting for mine.

I also coerced my dad into taking one. He took it today, it's going in the mail tomorrow.

coalblacklocs
12-30-2011, 02:51 PM
the results finally came:

56% African
38% European
6% Asian

Mojito Chica
12-30-2011, 04:06 PM
I'm still debating whether or not to send in the test.

FaithNPraise
12-30-2011, 04:16 PM
I'm still debating whether or not to send in the test.

I haven't even spit yet...the box is getting dusty. :(

bruinhotty
01-01-2012, 08:59 PM
It's a cool little website. Once your results come back they have a part of the website called "relative finder". I have over a hundred distant cousins all over the planet. lol. I think my results were 75% African 20% European and 5% Asian (im thinking that's the "Cherokee" everyone loves to talk about).

BlessedJFT
01-03-2012, 02:13 PM
I did this too, and had my brother do it....results came back and I looked at relative finder...not one was my brother!!! too funny........we have same parents so you would think the test would catch that.

ShanaREX
01-04-2012, 04:46 AM
I did this too, and had my brother do it....results came back and I looked at relative finder...not one was my brother!!! too funny........we have same parents so you would think the test would catch that.

Hmm...that's weird. Maybe they mixed up your test. It does happen...

KnottyAuthor
01-06-2012, 12:37 AM
Who is just getting their test? I contacted them about 6 mos ago and they said they are trying to figure out how to expand and offer the test to more people, when they do they will be in touch...

coalblacklocs
01-06-2012, 04:27 AM
I did this too, and had my brother do it....results came back and I looked at relative finder...not one was my brother!!! too funny........we have same parents so you would think the test would catch that.

are they done with both tests yet? Did you and your brother send them in at the same time? Maybe yours was done and his isn't done yet.

BlessedJFT
01-06-2012, 10:24 PM
both were done at same time....and both are done and results posted.......

coalblacklocs
01-13-2012, 03:41 AM
wow. LOL, i don't know then. i read that they don't put very close relatives in the ancestry finder thing, because it would block out the rest of the results that a person is most likely looking for, but they should still show up on the relative finder.

AneesahJ
01-14-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm upset! I got an e-mail today saying they couldn't extract enough DNA from my spit! It's "uncommon" for it to happen. (I think they lost my sample) So is there some type of technique for putting spit into the tube??? (Sounds silly, I know.) I have to do it again. Luckily they will have it analyzed within 2-3 wks. I'm all anxious to see what's in me.

CrazeeDCoil
01-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Is this test expensive? I am very interested.

coalblacklocs
01-16-2012, 08:25 PM
I'm upset! I got an e-mail today saying they couldn't extract enough DNA from my spit! It's "uncommon" for it to happen. (I think they lost my sample) So is there some type of technique for putting spit into the tube??? (Sounds silly, I know.) I have to do it again. Luckily they will have it analyzed within 2-3 wks. I'm all anxious to see what's in me.

oh wow. i hope to GOD that don't happen to my dad's. he flapped around enough to do this for me, i'd never be able to get him to do it the second time.

coalblacklocs
01-16-2012, 08:34 PM
Is this test expensive? I am very interested.

at the time that i think most of us started this, there was a promotion going on for those who were black, and it was completely free. i think the promotion is gone now, though. i think therei s a way that you can have them contact you when they do another promotion. or, you can pay. the website is 23andme.com

JayEnn
01-24-2012, 02:21 PM
at the time that i think most of us started this, there was a promotion going on for those who were black, and it was completely free.

This is absolutely facinating I would love to know what my genetic make up is. I commend you all for giving it a shot. An ex collegue of mine carried out a test for her husband and this white english guy had traces of Ethiopean in him. since then i have been intereted in doing it myself.

BUT for someone who is reluctant to put my pictures or real name up on the net i am just a little bit concerned about sending my DNA sample to an unlnown place and even more so now that I learn there was a free promotion specifically for black people. Maybe it is me being silly but I will keep following this thread - I may change my mind

coalblacklocs
01-28-2012, 04:51 PM
they have a lack of data for people of african descent, and i don't mind contributing to the research.


my dad's came back, his his 56% African, 36% european and 7% asian

and they lost my husband's. or, rather "couldn't extract his genome". :-| So they are sending him another one.


I am SO GLAD that, if one had to get lost between the two of them, then it was his and not my dad's. I would have never been able to get my dad to do that again.

ChandraNH
02-01-2012, 11:23 PM
Mine is back. took just about 8 weeks.

73 African
22 European
5 Asian

Maternal haplogroup: L2b1a3

Mojito Chica
02-01-2012, 11:29 PM
I just sent my sample in this week.

Keessh
02-03-2012, 07:25 PM
I'm with you Lady J... sounds creepy!

FaithNPraise
02-03-2012, 08:50 PM
They sent me an email basically saying "ish or get off the pot" :-)) , so I guess I'll do mine and my husband's this weekend...

Mojito Chica
03-16-2012, 11:31 PM
OK I just received my results:
Africa 84%
Europe 13%
Asia 3%
Haplogroup: L2C2


.... The haplogroup is especially common among the Mandenka of Senegal, who carry L2c at levels of 40%, and neighboring populations from Guinea-Bissau, where it averages about 16%, and Mali, at about 11%....

The presence of L2c among African Americans, who carry the haplogroup at a rate of about 5%, is probably due to its concentration in West Africa, which was the main supply region for the Atlantic slave trade. L2c also appears in Caribbean populations, especially in the Dominican Republic, and in Brazil, where it reaches 10% among people with African ancestry and 3% in the population as a whole.

Slave trading by Portuguese settlers during the 15th century carried L2c to islands off Africa's coast. About 5% of Forros, the descendants of slaves imported to the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, carry the L2c haplogroup. L2c is even more common in the Cape Verde islands, where it reaches levels of about 16%.

My relative finder won't be available for another week.

ETA: This information is really generic. I would have been pissed if I had paid money for this!

kurliehead
04-18-2012, 03:48 PM
I got my results:
Africa: 59%
Europe: 37%
Asian: 3%

Maternal Haplogroup: L3b


Introduction Haplogroup (https://www.23andme.com/you/haplogroup/maternal/#Haplogroup) L3 has played a pivotal role in the history of the human species. Soon after the haplogroup arose in eastern Africa about 60,000 years ago a relatively small number of migrants carried it across the Red Sea to Arabia, inaugurating an intercontinental migration that eventually settled every major land mass on Earth except Antarctica. That small group also gave rise to every non-African haplogroup.
L3 has also been mobile within Africa, spreading south with migrations of Bantu-speaking populations over the past few thousand years. The Atlantic slave trade carried it to the Americas as well; various branches of L3 are found today among more than 25% of the African American population.
Haplogroup L3b The Ice Age expansion of the polar ice sheets played a critical role in the history of L3b, even though the haplogroup (https://www.23andme.com/you/haplogroup/maternal/#Haplogroup)'s distribution did not expand far beyond the African continent until the era of slavery. Climate changes associated with the Ice Age brought dramatic cooling and drying in Africa and an expansion of the Sahara Desert about 22,000 years ago, when haplogroup L3b arose in western Africa. But when the Ice Age subsided about 10,000 years later the Sahara became much more hospitable. Migrants carried L3b all the way to the Mediterranean coast and even into the Near East, passing through well-vegetated landscapes that are nothing but sand dunes today. Now L3b is most common in western, northern and northeastern Africa. It is also found among African Americans.



I won't know my paternal haplogroup unless I could get my brother or nephew to do it. I may try to talk on of them into it.

Serbbral
04-29-2012, 01:06 PM
The way most black people constantly talk about having Native American in their family, I'm surprised there have not been any Native American found in any of these findings so far. Just a little surprised.

Mojito Chica
04-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Serbbral, I think 23andme interprets Native American as Asian.

FaithNPraise
04-30-2012, 02:09 PM
I thought my deadline was 4/30 and it was actually 3/30 - I still sent it in but I'm not sure if they'll analyze it and send me results or not :(

SweetHoneyLocs
05-06-2012, 03:48 AM
I did this a while ago, and just found this thread. Anyway, here they go:

African 72%
European 24%
Asian 4%

Haplogroup: L3f1b4

Psyann
05-06-2012, 09:36 AM
I'm an L0a2a2 with 77% African, 20% European, 4%Asian...

FaithNPraise
05-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Got my results!

Africa 82%
Europe 15%
Asia 4%
L1c3b1a haplogroup

KweenPhresh
06-02-2012, 08:23 PM
I participated in their free promotion earlier this year and this is my haplogroup: L1b1a (Nigerian & Guinean)

Tons of distant relatives found...a fabulous experience.

I recently received an email from them stating they would try to open the free promotion again asap, if possible. So be on the lookout if you missed this opportunity.

MsShel330
08-22-2012, 03:07 PM
I'm L3e3b with 85% African, 11% European and 5% Asian. I'm more black than I thought I would be. My ancestry was Central African rather than West African, which kind of surprised me.

Drumchick34
08-25-2012, 05:38 PM
What percentage of black did you think were going to be? Just wondering! :)

MsShel330
08-31-2012, 02:51 PM
What percentage of black did you think were going to be? Just wondering! :)

I'm not sure but I was stupidly thinking that my Mom's birth family (well, her grandparents) were very light so I'd have more Euro blood. Not that I'm unhappy about it, just a bit surprised.

jalarise84
09-04-2012, 01:12 AM
Looking at the comments above about the results from this test, I can see that this test still tells us nothing. To say that you are 75% African, 30% European, etc. is not SPECIFIC. These results just gives you continents, not specific countries that can really tell you who your ancestors are, what language they spoke, what food they ate, religion, etc. I want specifics!!

Akomas_Angel
09-04-2012, 01:42 AM
What percentage of black did you think were going to be? Just wondering! :)


Hi! I notice that you are listed as a relative on one of my relative's results. However, you don't show up in my listing. I found that weird.

Drumchick34
09-05-2012, 05:14 AM
That is weird! What is your relative's name?