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  • Mitochondrial DNA test

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  • Genealogical autosomal test (X-STR, etc.)

    20 27.40%
  • Autosomal/medical DNA test (23andMe, etc.)

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  • None, but I am planning to

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    What DNA tests have you done?

    And what's your Y and/or mt haplogroup?

    My Y haplogroup is commonly referred to these days as R1b-U106*.
    At present,I don't fit in any of the subclades,the major one being L-48+.
    We have a new Walk The Y project at FTDNA,for searching for new Y SNP's in U106's that are negative for L-48.

    My mitochondrial haplogroup is H1*.
    H is the most common mito haplogroup amongst Europeans.

    I've had 67 Y markers tested by FTDNA,and partial SNP testing.Already had tested + for S21 at EthnoAncestry,and that was confirmed by FTDNA.
    Also had HVR1 and HVR2 done by FTDNA.
    And also CCR5,where I discovered I do have a 32 base-pair deletion,and also 1 normal copy.
    The most recent thing I did was 23andMe.

    What about you?

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    Thanks Maciamo!!

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R-L48+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C. View Post
    And what's your Y and/or mt haplogroup?

    My Y haplogroup is commonly referred to these days as R1b-U106*.
    At present,I don't fit in any of the subclades,the major one being L-48+.
    We have a new Walk The Y project at FTDNA,for searching for new Y SNP's in U106's that are negative for L-48.

    What about you?
    Mine is also R1b U106 L48+. I'm fascinated by this stuff and Maciamo's Y origins etc page is by far the most readable and informative I've found after months of searching:
    http://www.eupedia.com/europe/origin...s_europe.shtml

    Chris

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    Country: United States



    The only thing I'd caution anyone about is this:your Y chromosome has no idea what ethnicity you are.
    It has no bearing on anything except for making you a male,and all that goes along with that.
    The haplogroups are determined by what should be thought of as 'inheritable packages of SNP's'.There are only around 50 of them,and all human males are going to be a member of one.
    The genetic factors that make up traits and characteristics that we perceive as race and ethnicity are not located on the sex-determining chromosomes.They are located on the other 44 chromosomes.
    You can be a member of any particular race or ethnicity,and discover that you have a Y or mt haplogroup that you wouldn't expect to have.This can and does happen.Y DNA haplogroup A is found among Bushmen in Africa,and also among some white men named Bass that live in North Carolina.That's not what you'd expect to find among white men,anywhere-but it has happened.
    I also have personal knowledge of some black Americans that are in Haplogroup I.That's not what you expect from a black man,anywhere.
    In both cases,what must be true is they descend in a direct male line from a man that wasn't a member of their race or ethnicity.They have inherited his Y DNA SNP package-but probably,nothing else remains in their bodies from the man that was their ancestor,except his Y chromosome.They look just like any other typical member of whatever their race or ethnicity is,because the autosomal DNA that is present in the rest of their bodies is the same that is shared by all the members of that race or ethnicity.

    Having said all that-because of DNA testing having been carried out in a great many places,we know to EXPECT to see particular Y and mt haplogroups in particular places.And the ones we expect to see,will greatly dominate in the area they are mainly located in.
    But you COULD find any haplogroup,anywhere.Their origins pre-date any sort of paperwork method of tracking the people that could have carried them into unexpected places.

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R-L48+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C. View Post
    The only thing I'd caution anyone about is this:your Y chromosome has no idea what ethnicity you are.
    It has no bearing on anything except for making you a male,and all that goes along with that.
    That's something I've found from my web 'research'. One source gave a theoretical example of a white male who moves to China, and whose offspring's children are of Chinese women: within 10 generations, the descendents are for all intents and purposes, Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C. View Post
    The only thing I'd caution anyone about is this:your Y chromosome has no idea what ethnicity you are.
    It has no bearing on anything except for making you a male,and all that goes along with that.
    The haplogroups are determined by what should be thought of as 'inheritable packages of SNP's'.There are only around 50 of them,and all human males are going to be a member of one.
    The genetic factors that make up traits and characteristics that we perceive as race and ethnicity are not located on the sex-determining chromosomes.They are located on the other 44 chromosomes.
    Y-DNA of course does not define ethnicity. But if all your ancestors come from a same region (e.g. East Anglia, or Wales), knowing the Y-DNA frequency in that region might give you important clues about your own genetic history.

    Ancient ethnicities have little to do with modern populations. People in Europe are a heavy admixture of many different ancient peoples represented by the various haplogroups.

    As DNA is recombined at every generation, and differently for each child born to the same parents, even siblings do not inherit all the genes from the same ancestors. That's why in some families some children might have brown hair and eyes and others blond hair and blue eyes. This is just for obvious characteristics. 99% of our genome is not clearly visible from outside. You can't know if you are lactose tolerant by looking at a mirror.

    Once populations get mixed over many centuries or millennia, all sorts of combinations take place. It is meaningless to talk of an English or French or Spanish ethnicity. What is ethnicity anyway ? Is it defined by looks alone, or by one's immune system, metabolism, or blood sugar level ?

    The study of Y-DNA is highly important for our understanding or history and migrations, or even linguistics. Y-DNA does not equal ethnicity, that's for sure, but contrarily to what many people think, the Y-chromosome does influence a little bit a man's character, through testosterone production. It has been reported that members of haplogroup R tend to be more aggressive than other haplogroups. We will see in a few years in such trends can be confirmed or not.

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    MtDNA haplogroup
    J1c3i

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    Country: USA - Wisconsin



    my DNA test...

    23andme and I've uploaded my raw data to Promethease. I'm J1a*, which I have not seen mentioned here. I know there are some descrepancies between 23andme and their Mtdna results (some at 23andme have gotten conflicting results from multiple sources). I'm new here, and just looking to gleen what I can from my DNA, as my family history is incomplete.

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    Y-DNA and mtDNA of course...

    I'm planning to purchase a genealogical autosomal test for my mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semitic Duwa View Post
    Y-DNA and mtDNA of course...

    I'm planning to purchase a genealogical autosomal test for my mother.
    I also want to try this one. As I have learned that Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents, and includes random contributions from their parents, grandparents, and so on. Therefore, your autosomes essentially contain a complete genetic record, with all branches of your ancestry contributing a piece of your autosomal DNA. Autosomal DNA tests can be used to search for relative connections along any branch of your family tree. Unless the connection is so far back that the shared DNA has essentially been eliminated through too many generations of recombination, any autosomal match between two individuals indicates a possible genetic connection. It examines the nucleotides at specific locations on a person's DNA for genetic genealogy purposes.
    Last edited by Ana72; 10-08-10 at 11:01.

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b1b2a1b*
    MtDNA haplogroup
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    Ethnic group
    German
    Country: USA - Texas



    I've done Y and MTDNA from FTDNA, my Y came back pretty generic R1b1b2 Atlantic Modal, so I signed up for the Deep Clade-R test which should come back in a couple of weeks. I just got my MTDNA back and again I'm a pretty generic H1. I am still trying to get my brain around what the results mean.
    HVR1 differences from CRS
    16188G
    16519C
    HVR2 differences from CRS
    263G
    309.1C
    315.1C
    CR differences from CRS
    750G
    1438G
    3010A
    3421A
    4769G
    4859C
    8856A
    8860G
    15326G

    My main reason for the Y testing was to try make some connections with some other people to help clear up my genealogy. So far I haven't had much luck, I have made some connections with people with the same surname but they are actually fairly close relations, only 5 or 6 generations back. I'm looking to sort out which group of immigrants my direct ancestor came to America with. There are 3 groups that immigrated to America on in 1733, one in 1749 and another in 1752. Unfortunately there are so many with the same Christian first names that my research group can't sort out who is who.

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    Y-DNA: R1b1b2a1a1*
    mtDNA: N1a1
    I have tested myself with 23andMe and FTDNA ...also DNA tribes but that is something I'm trying to forget.

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    ^^lol, yes; they said you were Ma3ribi right?;)

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    My results were so out there, luckily 23andMe got it right though.

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
    E1b1b1a3 V22+
    MtDNA haplogroup
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    Ethnic group
    Ethnic group of those who are going to die.
    Country: Spain



    I did the genetic test at 37 chromosomes to the DNA Y and mitochondrial DNA, so DNA Y I stayed at M35, I was advised to expand the test and came to E1b1b1a3 V22 + I claimed as a Phoenician (Canaanite), but do not know what time that ancestor had come to Spain, and under what circumstances, besides I have genetic neighbors across Europe, I know, I was told that having genetic neighbors in the Russian Federation and Hungary increased the chances that had entered Spain as a Jew but in my family has no oral tradition that was well and besides I have overlooked genetic half of Europe and the world, well the point is that I do not have the knowledge to get to find out, since I am not an expert in genetics.

    I also sent my results to a geneticist who is announced by the network and he said he did not have to be Phoenician, and that more and more busy.

    In the project of my haplogroup E, do not loose clothing, no one gets wet when it comes to say: For your lineage arrived in Spain about this or that date, is a small group of elites who know much about genetics but not help those who we know little or nothing, so in the end may be try to pay and pay, as they will eat what you ate Cain, because if entry does not lend a hand, having paid the tests, the minimum is to know something else.

    Mitochondrial DNA J took me claimed Celtic (Europe)

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    I took the Mitochondrial DNA test at FamilytreeDNA. I know that I am haplogroup H but, that doesn't help me much to know my ethnicity since it exist all around Europe. Is autosomal testing reliable enough to determine your ethnicity?

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kissapray View Post
    I took the Mitochondrial DNA test at FamilytreeDNA. I know that I am haplogroup H but, that doesn't help me much to know my ethnicity since it exist all around Europe. Is autosomal testing reliable enough to determine your ethnicity?
    Maciamo's your man for this, but a DNA forum I belong to says not - too many uncertainties, apparently.

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    Ethnic group of those who are going to die.
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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    MtDNA haplogroup
    A

    Ethnic group
    Italian, german, portuguese, spanish, english, amerindian, afro-american
    Country: Brazil



    I did all my tests and FamilyTree DNA, and got:

    R-U106 for Y-DNA
    A for mtDNA
    80% white/european, 13% amerindian and 7% afro-american in autosomal (FamilyFinder)
    Son of Brighid and Lugh, Oxalufã and Xangô, godson of sagamores White Feather and Coral Snake, devoted to Saint George, Saint Michael, Saint Francis of Assisi and subject of Jesus Christ.

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    Ethnic group of those who are going to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iodalach_draiodoir View Post
    I did all my tests and FamilyTree DNA, and got:

    R-U106 for Y-DNA
    A for mtDNA
    80% white/european, 13% amerindian and 7% afro-american in autosomal (FamilyFinder)

    In my laboratory did not give me many%

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    A

    Ethnic group
    Italian, german, portuguese, spanish, english, amerindian, afro-american
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    23andMe and FTDNA give you this information when you do the family finder/autosomal tests.

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    Ethnic group
    English with some recent Norwegian and more distant Huguenot, and dashes from the 'Celtic Fringe'.
    Country: UK - England



    To date, I have done the following tests:
    My Ydna: I2a2b-Isles 'D2'
    My Maternal Grandfather's Ydna: I1-Norse
    My Father's Mtdna: H5
    My MTdna: U5a1

    I have not as yet taken the plunge with autosomal dna testing because I do not feel that the technology is reliable enough regarding intra-continental testing, though it appears to be [FTDNA and 23andme] regarding continental testing. Going by my paper-trail genealogy, I would imagine that an autosomal test would likely show me as 100% European.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pallantides View Post
    Y-DNA: R1b1b2a1a1*
    mtDNA: N1a1
    I have tested myself with 23andMe and FTDNA ...also DNA tribes but that is something I'm trying to forget.
    Does DNA tribes really works?

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    Y-DNA haplogroup
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    Quote Originally Posted by alais View Post
    Does DNA tribes really works?
    They improved their analysis. I got a free promotion due to the fact I'm an Eurogenes project member, and DNA tribes matches were quite according to my ancestry. However, it worth mentioning that it was a joke before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knovas View Post
    They improved their analysis. I got a free promotion due to the fact I'm an Eurogenes project member, and DNA tribes matches were quite according to my ancestry. However, it worth mentioning that it was a joke before.
    1 agree 100% with your comments
    Father's Mtdna H95a1
    Grandfather Mtdna T2b24
    Great Grandfather Mtdna T1a1e
    GMother paternal side YDna R1b-S8172
    Mother's YDna R1a-Z282

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