Aug 072006

I received the results back from my Genographic Project Y-DNA test, which can be summed up thusly:

“Surprise! My genetic markers indicate that I’m descended from western Europeans!”

The markers and values I had tested are listed below. (The markers outlined in red are the ones that place me in the Atlantic Modal Haplotype.)

DYS 385a   13
DYS 385b   14
DYS 388    12
DYS 389-1  13
DYS 389-2  29*
DYS 390    24
DYS 391    11
DYS 392    13
DYS 393    13
DYS 19/394 14

DYS 426    12
DYS 439    12

*Also reported as 16, using Genographic nomenclature.

As for those of you who care for some non-obvious reason, the tests have confirmed that I’m a member of the R1b1 haplogroup. Since my unstoppable thirst for knowledge dovetails nicely with Family Tree DNA‘s desire to make money, I have ordered an additional, more detailed Y-DNA test that should place me in a “smaller” haplogroup within R1b1.

So, I guess the upshot of all this is that if you happen to be a male Whidden and you’re thinking about having your DNA tested, don’t bother, as I have taken care of this for you. ;-) (Don’t thank me all at once…)

 Posted by at 11:25 am

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