The reason more than one test result for the same ancestor has been posted is because we believe one test alone does not necessarily prove anything. When there is more than one test result is the same haplogroup that adds validity to the findings and it is then a certainty that the results are correct.
To add to the certainty of these results, the lineages were submitted to us previously to being posted here and they were either corrected if that needed to be done, completed if the lineage had not been completed, and verified. What is very interesting is that though the results a similar for those tested to an Maternal Ancestor, they arrived to this Ancestor through various matrilineal lines.
To find out more about mtDNA [for maternal line] or DNA [paternal line] testing Click here to visit Doug's French Heritage DNA Project
including French, French-Canadian, Acadian, Metis, Cajun and others of French Heritage
Serious Acadian & French Canadian researchers in the genealogical communities encourage mtDNA testing so that some of the *Unknown* origins of some of our Ancestors can finally come to light. The more people are tested for a particular line, the better.
My thanks to all who have given permission to post their mtDNA Haplogroup results to the Acadian Ancestral Home. No results are posted without the permission of those who have been tested.
The results provide proof to origins long believed to be what the results are now showing us - that is either European or Amerindian. Some will dispute the findings based on "hearsay" of others that has long circulated without any proof whatsoever. DNA/mtDNA results speak the truth. Both kinds of DNA change at extremely slow rates, so that a change (mutation) that occurred a long time ago (thousands of years) can be traced to today. Each different haplogroup, and each subdivision, represents a mutation that occurred at some time in the past, and that has then been transmitted to descendants to today. So I don't think one should say that it does not change, but that change occurs slowly and that, once a change (mutation) has occurred in some person, it is carried by that person's descendants. We need to come together and encourage others to be tested and support these findings/test results.