African heritage


#1

I’m curious if everyone has found African heritage in their DNA results.


#2

All humans carry ancient african DNA (you can read more about the Haplogroup A here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_A). People who are taking an ancestry test, usually look for their more recent ancestors.

This means that if their ancestors are Eurasion, they will carry haplogroups from different regions in Eurasia.


#3

I’m not sure that’s true actually, even though the human race originated in Africa and started moving out of Africa between 70-100 thousand years ago.

A DNA test is looking for genetic mutations that are much more recent. Also, when you take a commercial DNA test (e.g. Ancestry, 23andMe or others) it will most likely go back 5 to 10 generations. If you will take a paternal chromosome test, your father’s DNA would track farther.