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  • Really, no matches in 4 years???

    Really, no matches in 4 years since I got tested in the program? Hearing that your DNA is unique and nobody else tested that comes up resembling your DNA is not what you want to hear when you're researching your haplogroup.

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    Originally posted by 850200 View Post
    Really, no matches in 4 years since I got tested in the program? Hearing that your DNA is unique and nobody else tested that comes up resembling your DNA is not what you want to hear when you're researching your haplogroup.
    That's mad! I only got 4 matches at mtDNA and no matches past Y-25 but I know that probably doesn't make you feel any better. 4 years is a long time to not know anything.

    How did you figure out your haplogroup if you don't have any matches? Forgive me if that sounds ignorant, I'm still learning all this stuff myself but I thought you needed matches for FTDNA to tell your haplogroup but I might be wrong.

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    • #3
      ftdna finds haplotypes by testing snps ... I'm curious what haplotype would include a sub-clade that's so rare ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 850200 View Post
        Really, no matches in 4 years since I got tested in the program? Hearing that your DNA is unique and nobody else tested that comes up resembling your DNA is not what you want to hear when you're researching your haplogroup.
        To which haplogroup do you belong?

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        • #5
          m269 with no matches

          The most prolific DNA in Ireland in Western Europe and I have no matches. its weird I feel like a leper.

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          • #6
            Try elsewhere

            Originally posted by 850200 View Post
            The most prolific DNA in Ireland in Western Europe and I have no matches. its weird I feel like a leper.
            Have you considered testing elsewhere, like 23andme or uploading to gedmatch?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 850200 View Post
              The most prolific DNA in Ireland in Western Europe and I have no matches. its weird I feel like a leper.
              If it makes you feel better, I was raised in Ireland to Irish parents and I got a lack of results too. My predicted haplogroup is allegedly the biggest in western Europe but apparently I'm still rare enough to not get many matches. Frustrating, but you're not alone.


              And yes, GEDmatch might help. A lot of people go with 23andMe for health reports so there might be some people with your haplogroup there!

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              • #8
                @Schnook and 850200: Have you uploaded your STRs to Ysearch?

                That database is not restricted to FTDNA results, so you may get lucky there.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gtc View Post
                  @Schnook and 850200: Have you uploaded your STRs to Ysearch?

                  That database is not restricted to FTDNA results, so you may get lucky there.
                  Yes. I got no matches there past 12 markers. I am hopeful if 850200 does it they will get a better result than I did.

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                  • #10
                    Same with me, so you are not alone and I am R1b also.

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                    • #11
                      It's really bizarre. Most common Western European haplogroup but no real matches at all?!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by schnook View Post
                        Yes. I got no matches there past 12 markers. I am hopeful if 850200 does it they will get a better result than I did.
                        No matches past 12 markers is quite different from having no matches at all (although, naturally, only matches that relate to your own haplogroup mean anything).

                        Since first testing in 2008 I have acquired more than 100 STR matches in the FTDNA database at 12 markers, but none past that.

                        However, on the SNP front, I have 450+ matches through Family Finder, including two 3rd cousin matches which are corroborated with BD&M paperwork.

                        So, it pays to test every which way.
                        Last edited by gtc; 20 March 2015, 06:37 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gtc View Post
                          No matches past 12 markers is quite different from having no matches at all (although, naturally, only matches that relate to your own haplogroup mean anything).

                          Since first testing in 2008 I have acquired more than 100 STR matches in the FTDNA database at 12 markers, but none past that.

                          However, on the SNP front, I have 450+ matches through Family Finder, including two 3rd cousin matches which are corroborated with BD&M paperwork.

                          So, it pays to test every which way.
                          I know getting matches at 12 markers only is different from no matches at all, but 12 marker matches are pointless to me.

                          Actually yes, OP have you tried Family Finder? Surely you could find some more matches there!

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                          • #14
                            Don't feel alone. I had my cousin's Y dna done to 67 markers. The last name is Wood, haplogroup
                            R-M 269and only one 12 marker match since January of 2009!

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                            • #15
                              That is ridiculous. Seriously, R-M269 is so common, why the lack of genetic matches?!

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