|Posted By:||Robert Stafford|
|Subject:||Re: What Type of Test[s] should I take to find the results of....|
|Post Date:||May 21, 2012 at 13:58:33|
You would want to take an autosomal test to test for admixture. They can detect Indian ancestry within 5 generations. However, because the amount of DNA inherited from grandparents back is random, it is a good idea to test other cousins, if none shows up. It is also possible that the ancestor already had a lot of admixture, even though he was a member of a tribe.
The three firms doing these tests are:
http://www.23andMe.com $289 (includes a health component and gives Y- and mtDNA haplogroups).
http://www.ftdna.com Family Finder $299 (no health nor haplogroups)
http//www.dna.ancestry.com $99 (beta) for Ancestry.com subscribers, but by invitation only. (no health, but not sure about haplogroups)
The first two have sales.
See also this post about the matching portion: