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Mt-dna GD and mutations
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Big Y - beyond the terminal snp?
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Ethnic origins
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Ethnic origins of a comorian
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  • m_jahmed
    Ethnic origins of a comorian
    by m_jahmed
    I’m a comorian born in the Comoros Islands located in the eastern coast of Africa, more precisely in the swahili coast. Both my parents and grand parents and great grand parents were born and raised there. These are my Family Finder results :


    4th April 2020, 10:18 PM
  • kilvurra
    Problems with new sub-grouping system in GAP
    by kilvurra
    I've found that if I edit subheaders in the new version of Member Subgrouping in GAP, it will create unpopulated duplicates containing old information. These duplicates don't show in Member Subgrouping so there's no way to remove them. Other admins have experienced the same problem....
    2nd April 2020, 02:03 PM
  • ifiru
    Mt-dna GD and mutations
    by ifiru
    There are 3 persons A, B and C everyones mt-dna haplogroup is U8a1a1b1. A and C have GD 0. A and B have GD 1. C and B have GD 1.

    B and C have 2 different mutations and C has one extra mutation which B don't have. So, they have 3 differences in mutations. And their GD is 1. How is it possible?...
    1st April 2020, 10:15 AM



  • Dano
    Ethnic origins
    by Dano
    Hi, I hope someone out there can shed some light on this for me. When I go onto my origins and the area I'm from is highlighted, there is a blue flag and two pink ones, I click on the blue one expecting to see either myself or my ancestor. However, what I actually see is one of my male matches and one...
    25th March 2020, 12:52 PM
  • Dano
    X Chromasome on Family Finder
    by Dano
    Hi, can someone guide me please on the chromasome matches on Family Finder and the X chromasome at the bottom of the list. Am I understanding this right, that this is not the female X-chromasome. I have some matches on the autosomal test I uploaded from Ancestry which show as an 'X' match, can I assume...
    29th March 2020, 07:22 AM
  • Paul Bizard
    Hundreds of Y-12 matches, just a few Y-25 and no Y-37... Why?
    by Paul Bizard
    Hi everybody,

    I'm new to DNA testing and now I have the Y STR results.
    But I'm a bit puzzled.. I have tons of Y-12 rmatches (distance 0 or more), just a few Y-25 matches (distance 1 or more) and no Y-37 match. How can that be?

    Can you clarify that for me?

    30th March 2020, 03:55 AM
  • USMC7312
    How to find Paternal Great Grandmothers 3x Great Grandfather
    by USMC7312
    I am trying to figure out a way to use DNA, if at all possible, to track down information on my my paternal great grandmother's 3x great grandfather?

    In my family tree, my great grandmother and grandfather died at an early age, which resulted in my 2x great grandfather adopting their...
    6th December 2015, 07:11 PM
  • ltd-jean-pull
    Latest Y-700 batches
    by ltd-jean-pull
    Please post your batch if you are waiting for results, and also (if you can drag yourself away from your results for a moment!) update to let us know when your test was completed and which batch. Currently waiting for Batch 919 here.
    22nd February 2019, 04:38 PM