I am not sure which category to post this in. Basically, I have Newfoundland ancestry and I have seen little hints and rumours that one or more of my ancestors (on the female side, I think) may have been Mi'kmaq. I'm really curious. And I want to be clear, that's ALL it is, as I have been accused (in a Facebook group) of wanting some sort of government benefit from potential Mi'kmaq ancestry. I don't even know what that's about, and I don't care. I just want to know if any of my ancestors were Mi'kmaq.
Anyway, I've had my DNA tested in a few different places: Ancestry, 23andMe, and then I transferred my results to FTDNA. I've had my Dad, brother, mother, maternal grandmother, and a third cousin tested as well. My Dad's line is the one that might have Mi'kmaq ancestry. However, none of the tests have said I have any Native American DNA. But do they test for Mi'kmaq? Or do they just test for tribes common south of the border?
I would appreciate any insight into this. Thanks!