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Old 6th March 2017, 10:51 PM
IBob IBob is offline
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L2 and L2a

I am 83 % Ashkenazi and did the basic mtDNA test. It turns out that my L2 and L2a with the many variations is uncommon to Ashkenazi. I think less than 1.5 %. I have quite a few L2a matches in Ghana, also Angola, Sierra Leone, South Africa. I also have Native American matches. I am new to this and I have no understanding of why and how I have African and Native American roots.
Thanks for any help
Bob
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Old 7th March 2017, 04:29 PM
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I am 83 % Ashkenazi and did the basic mtDNA test. It turns out that my L2 and L2a with the many variations is uncommon to Ashkenazi. I think less than 1.5 %. I have quite a few L2a matches in Ghana, also Angola, Sierra Leone, South Africa. I also have Native American matches. I am new to this and I have no understanding of why and how I have African and Native American roots.
Thanks for any help
Bob

L2a is estimated to share a common maternal ancestor about 80,000 years ago, so you could be extremely distantly related to most of your matches. You should look at your closest matches and try to identify a more specific subclade of L2a. Your closer matches will be useful for learning more about the origins and migrations of your subclade of L2a.

The current phylotree is here: http://phylotree.org/tree/L2.htm

and Ian Logan list L2 GenBank samples by subclade here: http://www.ianlogan.co.uk/sequences_...oup_select.htm
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