These two forensic populations were created in house from a combination of participants in our Cherokee DNA Studies and a random sample of customers who indicated to us that they had Cherokee ancestry
Once you order, you are mailed a sample collection kit with swabs. Follow directions. Return to lab in prepaid envelope. Your results are sent to you by email within three weeks.
If you receive a positive match
your report will include a
If you do not receive a high Cherokee match your report will include a Deluxe Native American Certificate listing your other Native American matches, depending on your results.
It is compared with our data for 26 American
Indian populations from eight countries in
North and South America.
American Indian Populations
And other possible matches include Apache, Navajo and Salishan.
Countries in America
North and South America are covered.
I took this test and got a positive result and certificate. Does that mean I can claim to be Cherokee, or even a Cherokee descendant? NO! To quote the result: “U.S. Cherokee Admixed appears in your top world matches at rank #12. A related population, Native American-Michigan, is #2. It is thus HIGHLY LIKELY (emphasis mine) you have significant amounts of Cherokee ancestry.” Given the reality of intermarriage between nations, the match to a database of genealogically-defined Cherokee descendants and enrolled members means my ancestry could really go back to one of a dozen tribal nations. My genealogy documents descent from Croatoan/Cheraw/Lumbee individuals. This result validates my genealogy. I may find documented links to enrolled Cherokees in the future, or not. But the results have already helped me connect with individuals with the same surnames in two of the nations..
The Cherokee DNA test is an unusual, well-presented product. It delivers what it promises in accuracy, speed of execution, and convenience. The Cherokee Match certificate is bound to please a certain segment of purchasers. It’s a great gift for someone who has everything, and important for anyone digging seriously into their genealogy. It was clever of DNA Consultants to isolate Cherokee and other Native American markers and design a test that can select out this special ethnicity. I have heard that Native American DNA tends to “wash out” and not register in general population DNA tests so the test plays its part in preserving knowledge of Cherokee lineage. One addition that would enhance the product might be to take the top five statistically significant Native American groups that flank the Cherokee DNA and highlight them.
The kit arrived fast, was as described. The product provided was detailed with easy steps to follow and the return package had postage paid. The lab results provided were simple and easy to understand, also contact telephone numbers and e mail address are provided in case you have any questions. I was told by my Grandmother that she was Cherokee, and my father was Irish and Italian. The results arrived and I was pleasantly surprised to find that in my top genetic makeup was Cherokee as well as Salishan (totem pole builders ) from British Columbia. Also the European and eastern makeup makes sense. If you want to know who you are, and where you come from, DNA Consultants are the way to go!