I'm 99.8% European descent & .2% African. How can I trace the African side? (Adcock-Morgan/Harry family line)

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I always thought we had Cherokee in our family, would that show up as African?
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Of course you have lots and lots of lines and it's equally likely to have come from any of them.  What you think of as "your family" is neither here nor there to DNA, unless it's yDNA, which it isn't.

Just blame it on a Roman soldier.
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.2% is not particularly significant and most Europeans likely have non-zero percent.  Doubt that Cherokee will register as African unless it was a mixed race Cherokee that had more African ancestry than native American.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (324k points)
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If I were you I would not waste any time on it. It is likely way back beyond the timeframe of record keeping.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (622k points)
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If you were to look at the uncertainties, or error bars, in the results, 0.2 is probably indistinguishable from zero.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (211k points)

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