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    Looking at a surname project --McClure -- haplogroup R1b1b2. 62 out of about 90 have the result of 16 on allele # 392. The majority of the rest have the more traditional 13. I am assuming that there is no way that any of these two branches could connect in a time period that we would be able to find. From what I can find for info on this allele -- of a percentage of R1b's tested - 0 % had 16 for the results. How should I interpret this or where can I read more about this infrequent finding? Is there anything significant about it? Thanks for any and all help. Marilyn Hansen

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    Just one opinion, I don't think you can learn anything much by any single marker in isoltaion, no matter how unusual the reported value.

    That said, 15 and 16 appear to be quite common values for a number of McClures and McCrackens in YSearch. Both of those are well-known names of long standing in the Galloway-South Ayr area of Scotland.

    Look for patterns in matches for your haplotype, not individual markers.

    That's what I'd say.

    Originally posted by gneolog View Post
    Looking at a surname project --McClure -- haplogroup R1b1b2. 62 out of about 90 have the result of 16 on allele # 392. The majority of the rest have the more traditional 13. I am assuming that there is no way that any of these two branches could connect in a time period that we would be able to find. From what I can find for info on this allele -- of a percentage of R1b's tested - 0 % had 16 for the results. How should I interpret this or where can I read more about this infrequent finding? Is there anything significant about it? Thanks for any and all help. Marilyn Hansen

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    • #3
      If all your other marker values are the same, treat the difference as a single mutation. As Frederator said, it's not good to fixate on individual markers.

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      • #4
        Marilyn,

        I would consider looking at it as a possible indicator of a particular family line.

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