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  •  Any male relative with your father's surname. (4+ / 0-)
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    SoCaliana, edwardssl, jlms qkw, kaliope

    I'm assuming that the paternal migration is derived from the Y-chromosome analysis. And this would be another $200 for a separate test.

    The maternal migration analysis isn't dependent on gender. Female is XX and male is XY. So everyone carries an X which can be analyzed to determine your maternal migration path.

    There are folks who have a rare YY pairing, though. So DNA analysis is different in this case.

    Basically, if you're interested in specifically finding out your paternal migration path, you need to submit Y-DNA which is only present in males.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 06:55:05 PM PDT

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    •  surname is a silly definition (2+ / 0-)
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      GrumpyOldGeek, kaliope

      people change or don't change their names.  or are adopted.  

      okay:  dad's brother, or my dad's nephews.  

      Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

      by jlms qkw on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 09:57:16 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah. A known male blood relative of your father. (1+ / 0-)
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        jlms qkw

        A nephew of a brother. A male paternal first cousin. Your paternal grandfather's male paternal first cousin. A paternal half-brother. It can get ugly.

        Just find someone who you know shares your father's Y-chromosome in their DNA.

        For analyzing a migration path through DNA, name changes and adoptions don't matter. As long as you can be certain that the Y-DNA is matches your father's, you're good.

        If you want to find matches with other ancestry DNA profiles, name changes and adoptions obviously matter. You would discover this right away.

        "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 01:00:31 AM PDT

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