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Welcome! Detsadanilvga!Here you will find links to other Cherokee DNA pages together with in-house studies and publications. We have been studying Cherokee DNA for 10 years and believe that we have both a unique collection and novel approach. For pages containing data, you will need to register to view.
Holli Starnes Molnar, project administrator. To send me an email use our comment form below.
Phase II testing to validate your Cherokee heritage is open to enrollment (as of February 2, 2010). To join this study, you must purchase a Native American DNA Test or Native American DNA Report Only. You may email us to receive a 10% discount code. You must also agree to the terms of theResults Pages (login required).
Update on Phase II testing. We continue to add participants to Phase II and have a bunch of new Cherokee T's! Several participants have L haplotypes (East African but with no matches in East Africa, only North America), and there are also two with N haplotypes, which has been associated with Bronze Age Asia Minor civilizations like the Sea Peoples. Again, if you think you qualify, you must start by ordering a test or report-only that you believe will show "anomalous Cherokee" results. Please be patient as we organize the new study.
Cherokee Clans. An Informal History. By Donald N. Yates. E-book $1.95. Instant download. Notes on the seven Cherokee clans, their history, famous representatives and traditional strengths, as first published in Ancient American magazine. 24 pp.
Red Man's Origin (Cherokee Chapbooks) edited by Donald Panther-Yates [Kindle edition]. The Cherokee national narrative, as originally told by Sahkiyah Sanders to his fellow Keetoowah Society member Cornsilk or William Eubanks (Panther's Lodge, 2011)
Anomalous Cherokee DNA Studies. Cherokee descendants doing DNA tests have been puzzled to find a large number of Middle Eastern lineages. This section of Cherokee DNA Project is devoted to those results and includes published and unpublished studies, Y chromosomal, autosomal and mitochondrial DNA data on file and private ancestry reports with Cherokee genealogies and tribal roll numbers authorized to be shared with those who register and logon securely to this gateway.
Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in the Cherokee. Blog post dated August 31, 2009, that broke the news of Middle Eastern mitochondrial DNA in Cherokee descendants.
Abstract. A sample of 52 individuals who purchased mitochondrial DNA testing to determine their female lineage was assembled after the fact from the customer files of DNA Consultants. All claim matrilineal descent from a Native American woman, usually named as Cherokee. The main criterion for inclusion in the study is that test subjects must have obtained results not placing them in the standard Native American haplogroups A, B, C or D, hence the use of the word “anomalous.” Most subjects reveal haplotypes that were unmatched anywhere else except among other participants. There proves to be a high degree of interrelatedness and common ancestral lines. Haplogroup T emerges as the largest lineage, followed by U, X, J and H. Similar proportions of these haplogroups are noted in the populations of Egypt, Israel and other parts of the East Mediterranean.
Acknowledgments. DeWayne Adamson, Judith Alef, Joseph F. Bailey, Michelle Baugh, Karen Beck, Sharon Crisp Bedzyk, Brent S. Vaughn Blount, Edith Breshears, Tatiana Brooks, Linda Burckhalter, Terry Carmichael, Dawn Copeland, Bruce Linton Dean, Gail Lynn Dean, Edmund F. Durfee, Pamela G. Edwards, Tommy Doyle Fields, Beatrice L. Frost, Mary M. Garrabrant-Brower, Michael E. Gilbert, Cheryl Lynn Green, Chris Harmston, Barbara A. Henson, Kim M. Hill, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, Denise Holmes-Kennedy, John R. Ihlefeld, Stephen C. Jett, J. Jones, Ken Jordan, Miranda King, N. Brent Kennedy, Eleanor M. Leonard, David E. Lewis, Ripan S. Malhi, Kimberly Mebust, Karen Sue Mitchell, Debra Modrall, Michael W. Moore, Lars Mouritson, Maxine Nethercutt, Teresa A. Panther-Yates, Warren D. Pearson, Gerald Potterf, Patrick Pynes, Jimi Riddle, JonLyn L. Roberts, Nadine Rosebush, Marie A. Rundquist, Larry Rutledge, Betty Sue Price Satterfield, Joy Shorkey, Donell Sigler, Billy Sinor, Phyllis Starnes, D.J. Thornton, Elizabeth Pearl Thurman, Malee Thomas, Edward Viera, La Nita Jordan Wacker, Paul Minus Williams, Brian Wilkes, Dustin Blake Yates.
Results Pages.Members have posted their reports and genealogies in this secured area to share with others. Read about Donald Yates' and Teresa Panther-Yates' genetic genealogy results.
Issue of Ancient American dedicated to Jewish, Egyptian and other Middle Eastern DNA types among the Cherokee. Published in March of 2010, the issue carries as its cover story "DNA and the Cherokee in North America." It contains the first publication of DNA data supporting the origin of an American Indian tribe in the Middle East rather than Mongolia/Siberia. An abbreviated version of the 2009 study of 52 participants in DNA Consultants' Phase I Cherokee DNA Study by Donald N. Yates, Ph.D., appears on pp. 28-32, "Mitochondrial DNA of the Cherokee." There is a "New Flash: DNA on the Brock Family" reporting that the Y chromosome DNA haplotype of the descendants of the Chief Motoy family in the Cherokees is "demonstrably from the ancient Middle East (and likely Jewish)," similar, in fact, to the Cohen Modal Haplotype of Old Testament priests.
Ancient American Magazine, Vol 14, no 86 Special issue on DNA and the Cherokees includes mtDNA study by Donald Yates on "Anomalous Cherokees"
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