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need help to find out about HVR1/HVR2

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  • need help to find out about HVR1/HVR2

    Hello am New here at the forum and need some help to help me find out what HVR1 and HVR2 means for me, and what I can use it for to find mine ancestors?

    hope anybody are able to help me.

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    Basically, these are coding groups:

    "There are two mitochondrial hypervariable regions (HVR) used in human mitochondrial genealogical DNA testing. HVR1 is considered a "low resolution" region and HVR2 is considered a "high resolution" region. Getting HVR1 and HVR2 DNA tests can help determine one's haplogroup."

    Also see:

    If you have matches on HVR1 and HVR2, they are closer to you than if they just match on HVR1. Even if you have matches, unless you know the genealogy, you may not be able to discover the relationship, because it could go back thousands of years.

    If you are looking for relatives, a better bet would be through family finder, which is autosomal testing. FTDNA has a good price, if you have not tested this yet...