Ever since I heard about genealogical DNA tests I have been wanting to get one [see results]. Just now I ordered a kit from Family Tree DNA. I will receive it in the mail, send a sample of my saliva and get the answer a few days later. This is the description of the test:
"This is the combination of a male specific Y-chromosome test and a maternal lineage mitochondrial test. A discount is provided for ordering the Y-DNA 67 test and the mtDNA full sequence, the most comprehensive and highest resolution mtDNA test, together for one person. Results identify the ethnic and geographic origin of the maternal and paternal lines. A Y-haplogroup is determined and backed by our SNP Assurance Program. The mtDNA full sequence allows placement in a current haplogroup and subclade. When another person shows identical results within our database, if both parties have signed the Family Tree DNA Release Form, then we will inform them of the match. The customer will also receive a certificate and report describing the testing process and the meaning of sixty-seven marker and mtDNA full sequence matches."
This should be interesting. My father's parents are from southern Iran (Bushehr, Behbahan, Shiraz, Ahvaz...). My mother's father was a Bakhtiari and her mother was born to parents in Idaho, USA, with English, Irish, Scottish ancestry. Or so we've been told!
Will let you know as soon as I get the results.
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