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Old 3rd April 2017, 06:56 PM
eschultz eschultz is offline
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R-M512 - No Y-DNA matches at all

A kit that I administer for a distant cousin whose father was illegitimate has been tested as R-M512 and has done 37 markers. He has no matches at all even at the 12 marker level. At YSearch he has two 8 marker matches. Can anyone give me some information about what this might mean and what next steps we can undertake to understand his paternal line better. We know where the mother lived in Poland and know many of the males in the area so if we could get a surname we may be able to figure out the father.

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Old 3rd April 2017, 09:21 PM
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Have you joined this kit to the R1a Project and the Polish Project? Those are the first steps.
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Old 4th April 2017, 07:40 AM
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He has no matches at all even at the 12 marker level. At YSearch he has two 8 marker matches. Can anyone give me some information about what this might mean.
He must have one or more unusual values in his first 12 markers. Ysearch allows you to compare his values to the values of his matches. If you'll give us his Ysearch ID we might be able to help.
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