do i have any black desendant in me

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+4 votes
I think what you mean is : do I have any black ancestry? Descendants are people who descend from you. That is an interesting question. I know I have because I have photographs showing my great-grandmother is bicultural. Do you have features or photographs of ancestors which might indicate that there is black blood? Or have you heard family stories? If you do, then the first thing to do is to start working on your family tree, starting from yourself, recording all brothers and sisters, and going backwards. I do not know what coun,,try you are in, but if you are in a country that has been settled within the last 300 years, then the chances are that the union you are looking for has taken place within that time. Get back to me if you need help. Depending on where you live, I will do the best I can. Cheers
by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 8 (81.6k points)
edited by Susan Scarcella
I am hispanic with known indian blood, never knew I had sub-saharan blood until I had my dad test on the Y-DNA through FamilyTreeDNA.  It's a little expensive.  The test showed 7% SubSaharan from Africa, but I also have percentages of Middle Eastern.  My quest to find my African roots turned up  being correct.  I found my mestiza marrying a Mulato in the early 1800s in Mexico.  I found a handful, along with my Indians and Espanoles.  My percentage is high on the Native American and European.  Keep researching sources and you'll find them
+3 votes
I think you mean are you descended from someone with black ancestry.

Recently I took a DNA test the mtDNA - the cheapest one.  It was curiosity.  This only does the maternal direct line, it was very informative - if nothing else I learned that my mother's line of the family are purely European.  Yet to have the paternal side - it is a little more costly.

To start your tree, start with what you know, mother, father, siblings, offspring.  If you know your father's parents (paternal side) add them, then add your maternal (mother's side) and aunt's, uncles etc.
by Living Bowling G2G6 Mach 6 (66.2k points)
There's a big difference between your mtDNA line and "your mother's side of the family".

You have the mtDNA of your mother's mother's mother's mother's ....  For all I know, your 8g-gm got pregnant by a black man and had a daughter who married black and the whole line down to your grandmother is black.

Then she married an Eskimo and her daughter married a Hawaiian and here you are.  But you still have that "European" mtDNA.
+2 votes
Taking the question literally, only the future can tell.  IE if you don't know then one of your descendants may in due course have a child by a part or wholly black person at which stage the answer will becomes yes.
by William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster G2G6 Pilot (186k points)
edited by William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster

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