I am brand-new here and to this pursuit so please bear with me if I am in some way unclear. I am trying to better understand the historical context of my FTDNA and Geno 2.0 Y-results but perhaps there is still not enough data.
Some areas in which I have questions:
I do not understand the relationship between I2a2a CTS616 and I2a2a M284, which according to some sources seem perhaps to both have a significant track record in Britain (3000 years ago). I know I2a2a CTS616 is somewhat rare (and apparently discovered/classified less than a year ago), but is there some way to gain more information on this other than my fruitless websearches? In terms of nomenclature I am a little unclear- Geno 2.0 has me sorted as as I-CTS616 and FTDNA has me as 12b1* and in some places it would seem to say CTS 616 is within 12a2a1 or 12a2a*. Does it make sense for me to pursue testing for M284?
The information I have so far is that I seem to bear some relation to a small group of other individuals in North Wales and an American family grouping with an English (or less likely- originally Danish) surname (Stinnet). I appreciate your help and any ideas about plausible explanations for this type in North Wales.
Here are my STR Values (hopefully this is a legible format):
PANEL 1 (1-12)
Marker DYS393 DYS390 DYS19** DYS391 DYS385 DYS426 DYS388 DYS439 DYS389I DYS392 DYS389II*** Value 15 23 15 10 15-15 11 13 11 12 12 27
PANEL 2 (13-25)
Marker DYS458 DYS459 DYS455 DYS454 DYS447 DYS437 DYS448 DYS449 DYS464 Value 19 8-10 11 11 25 15 20 29 11-14-15-16
PANEL 3 (26-37)
Marker DYS460 Y-GATA-H4 YCAII DYS456 DYS607 DYS576 DYS570 CDY DYS442 DYS438 Value 11 11 19-21 14 14 17 19 35-35 12 10
PANEL 4 (38-47)
Marker DYS531 DYS578 DYF395S1 DYS590 DYS537 DYS641 DYS472 DYF406S1 DYS511 Value 11 8 16-16 8 12 10 8 10 9
PANEL 4 (48-60)
Marker DYS425 DYS413 DYS557 DYS594 DYS436 DYS490 DYS534 DYS450 DYS444 DYS481 DYS520 DYS446 Value 0* 19-22 16 11 12 12 17 9 13 25 21 10
PANEL 4 (61-67)
Marker DYS617 DYS568 DYS487 DYS572 DYS640 DYS492 DYS565 Value 13 12 13 11 11 12 11