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Old 6th July 2017, 09:10 PM
JDJank71 JDJank71 is offline
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With those marker values, you don't belong to the R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite Y-DNA cluster, which is descended from a single man who lived about 1,500 years ago. (At https://sites.google.com/site/levite...kenazi-levites, you can see the range of marker values found among R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites.) You should join the FTDNA R1a and Subclades project; they'll slot you into a cluster.
I looked at the spreadsheet you included. I don't understand. I match 21 values exactly with what they determine "mode", in range usually by one value of mode on another 13, and only miss 3 --- two of which are fast mutating. What am I missing? If I have one miss or one value that isn't in line, then that's it? Close but no cigar?
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Old 6th July 2017, 11:09 PM
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Your palindromic markers deviate significantly from the R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite mode. DYS464a-d = 12-12-15-15 is characteristic of R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites; you have DYS464a-d = 12-16-16-16. You have DYS459ab = 10-10; R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites typically have DYS459ab = 9-10 or 9-11. You have CDYab = 40-40; R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites typically have CDYab = 35-38 (there is some variation there). In addition, you have DYS456=17; the R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite mode is DYS456=14, and I've yet to see an R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite with DYS456=16, let alone DYS456=17. While a single mutation can result in multiple-step mutations on more than one palindromic marker, the odds that all of these mutations happened in your line in the past 1,500 years seem small to me.
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Old 7th July 2017, 08:05 PM
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I looked at the spreadsheet you included. I don't understand. I match 21 values exactly with what they determine "mode", in range usually by one value of mode on another 13, and only miss 3 --- two of which are fast mutating. What am I missing? If I have one miss or one value that isn't in line, then that's it? Close but no cigar?
The absence of Ashkenazi autosomal lines is also of significance.
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Old 8th July 2017, 09:57 AM
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The absence of Ashkenazi autosomal lines is also of significance.
Levites show significant levels of Levantine autosomal components. They also are not limited to a single Y haplogroup. I am on a J2a subclade with around 25% of my matches having a Levite background. I am 99% AJ autosomal and my paternal grandmother was from a Levite family--Y haplogroup unknown.
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Old 8th July 2017, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for your help

Thanks, Josh, Jeff, Khaz

I can't say I'm not disappointed. But at least I can move on to other issues. I did join a few projects on the main site.

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