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Forum: British Isles DNA Project 17th August 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By spruithean
I've not yet taken the LivingDNA test, however I...

I've not yet taken the LivingDNA test, however I have thought about it a few times. I'm Canadian, however my father's family is mostly Irish+UK and my mother's is Dutch. This of course will influence...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Advanced 17th August 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By spruithean
I've always been super confused by the long...

I've always been super confused by the long alphabet filled terminology for haplogroups that I've found a lot easier to just use R-M222 or I-L161.1 or I-F2642. I'm curious as well how rmm0484 came to...
Forum: British Isles DNA Project 17th August 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By spruithean
Y-DNA tends to follow migration patterns better,...

Y-DNA tends to follow migration patterns better, but still there is a great amount of overlap and DNA is not restricted by borders on a map. This is why you will find similarities between people from...
Forum: British Isles DNA Project 16th August 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By spruithean
You can't determine what ancient groups you...

You can't determine what ancient groups you descend from through autosomal DNA testing (or DNA testing in general).
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 11th August 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,777
Posted By spruithean
Your match list is FAR more important than your...

Your match list is FAR more important than your "ethnicity estimates". I don't know why these companies can't just put that information in big bold letters. Matches > ethnicity estimate.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 10th August 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By spruithean
Y-DNA predates ethnicity. Haplogroups can be...

Y-DNA predates ethnicity. Haplogroups can be found in certain areas and among certain ethnicities in certain quantities, let's use French as an example. We may find high levels of R-L21 in French...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 9th August 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By spruithean
Yes, R1b is the most common haplogroup in Western...

Yes, R1b is the most common haplogroup in Western Europe.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 5th August 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By spruithean
Here is an image...

Here is an image (https://dnaexplained.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/summer-sale-y-upgrade-prices.png) from Roberta Estes' blog.

Here...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 4th August 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By spruithean
Well the surname Flett is a rather Orcadian...

Well the surname Flett is a rather Orcadian surname, coming from either one of two Norse words flötr or fljótr. Orkney & Shetland were both under Norwegian control in the 14th century with an...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 4th August 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By spruithean
Does your family tree point to any Scandinavian...

Does your family tree point to any Scandinavian ancestors?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 27th July 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By spruithean
I know the feeling of low matches. I match the...

I know the feeling of low matches. I match the people I "need" to match to confirm my paper trail and I match a new person from a different area in the UK which confirms some family suspicions about...
Forum: Recreation Room 27th July 2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By spruithean
I can see a certain level of humour in this,...

I can see a certain level of humour in this, especially since he was clearly fed up with the rates that applied to him.

However, he is only doing this for that reason and any future genealogists...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 26th July 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By spruithean
That's interesting, I see a fair amount of FTDNA...

That's interesting, I see a fair amount of FTDNA banners on various websites when I'm digging for genealogically relevant things. Perhaps it is a locality thing or related to our ISPs?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 26th July 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By spruithean
R-M269 is an old haplogroup and considering...

R-M269 is an old haplogroup and considering haplotype convergence we can get similar looking STR results that fizzle out after 25 markers due to the increased resolution with higher STR tests....
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 25th July 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By spruithean
Because 23&Me tests SNPs while FamilyTreeDNA's...

Because 23&Me tests SNPs while FamilyTreeDNA's Y12,25,37,67,111 tests only test STRs.

If these men all share STRs in the FTDNA database they will show as matches. Testing the proper SNPs will...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 21st July 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By spruithean
Did your brother take a SNP test? Did your cousin...

Did your brother take a SNP test? Did your cousin at E-M34 take a SNP test? I ask because E-M34 is downstream of E-M35/L117.

L117 and M35 are phyloequivalents if ISOGG and YFull are up to date.
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 19th July 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By spruithean
The only way to go forward without Big Y is SNP...

The only way to go forward without Big Y is SNP packs that pertain to your haplogroup prediction. R-M269 is quite high up in the R1b tree.

Usually the STR based predictions are fairly accurate,...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 19th July 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By spruithean
Raw Y-SNP data is available (I believe) only by...

Raw Y-SNP data is available (I believe) only by having the Big Y-500 test completed. As there are options then to download your "raw" data.

They might be finding their "data dump" via the results...
Forum: mtDNA - Haplogroup & Origins Basics 16th July 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By spruithean
Welcome to the forums! This is quite...

Welcome to the forums!

This is quite interesting, the website Eupedia doesn't have much information on mtDNA haplogroup U2e3, however there is a snippet of information for U2e3a, which has a...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 16th July 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By spruithean
Is your haplogroup confirmed through any backbone...

Is your haplogroup confirmed through any backbone SNP testing?
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th July 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By spruithean
I believe the 7th chief of Clan Buchanan was...

I believe the 7th chief of Clan Buchanan was Anselan MacCausland, perhaps some branches of Buchanan's took the name MacCausland instead of Buchanan.

I am envious of the Buchanan's DNA results to...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 15th July 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By spruithean
There are no geographical coordinates at each...

There are no geographical coordinates at each "mutation" on the Y-chromosome.
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 14th July 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By spruithean
Because ones position on the family tree (2nd...

Because ones position on the family tree (2nd cousin, 5th cousin, etc) does not always mean your Y-DNA results will be the exact same haplotype (not to be confused with haplogroup). I have a 3rd...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 13th July 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By spruithean
What specifically do you mean in regards to...

What specifically do you mean in regards to Y-ancestry?
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 13th July 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By spruithean
I personally do not pay attention to 12 and 25...

I personally do not pay attention to 12 and 25 marker matches. It's just too few STRs to really feel confident about.

It is also worth noting that even at the higher marker counts (37,67,111) you...
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