Can genetic tests confirm my wife's being part Marquesas Islander?
May 29, 2014 2:53 PM Subscribe
Family lore suggests that my waspoid wife's g.g.g.grandmother was a Marquesas Islander brought back to England by her missionary husband. Pretty cool if true. So - which, if any, of the over-the-counter gene tests would prove or disprove this?
posted by BWA to Science & Nature (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I ask because there seems a lot of pooh-poohing on the internet about what you can or cannot get for your one to two hundred dollars, and which tests you will actually want. If it matters, the line would be her mothers mother was the daughter of the son of this union. She also has a brother, if he would be a better test subject. (My wife's possession of some small extra eye muscle - commented on by an ophthalmologist - normally found in Asian gene pools is evidence that this could be true.)