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  • Stevo
    R1b-L21 La Tene Celts
    by Stevo
    Here's an L21 La Tene Celt from the Patterson et al paper, Large-scale migration into Britain during the Middle to Late Bronze Age (2022): Sample I17413, 290-250 BC, Czech Iron Age, La Tene, NW Bohemia, Templice, Radosevice (cemetery II), R1b-BY23433.

    He was 20-30 years old, in Grave 20,...
    9 August 2022, 03:25 PM
  • Texan1836
    R-M269 37 markers no matches.
    by Texan1836
    I'm new in FTDNA, I have read some of the topics and posts and I know is possible to have zero matches at 37 markers.
    Do I need to upgrade to 111 markers?
    At 12 markers I have 672 matches,at 25 I have 247 but just 2 exact matches. I know that some other people in this haplogroup have much...
    9 August 2022, 10:19 AM
  • Kraquin
    Next Move
    by Kraquin
    I have a great++grandmother on my maternal line who is a roadblock. Cannot ID her parents. I have my mothers DNA data and mine, I have ID'd a direct female descendent cousin (4th) and have her DNA data. I have also found another person who is descended from a person a generation further up a branch...
    8 August 2022, 06:24 AM

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  • gtc
    What does FMS mean?
    by gtc
    In the Show all Matches view of Family Finder what does FMS stand for under the personal name of a match?

    I have checked the page help and there is no specific mention of it, although I gather it has something to do with testing level.
    28 January 2012, 11:44 PM
  • DRNewcomb
    Number of matches at each level?
    by DRNewcomb
    I'm sure this is a FAQ but has anyone published statistics on the number of matches at each Y-DNA testing level? I'm an administrator for a couple of surname groups. One member who shares my surname has over 4200 matches at the Y-12 level and over 600 at the Y-37 level. I on the other hand, have 17...
    16 June 2022, 09:53 AM
  • jbarry6899
    About Anthrogenica
    by jbarry6899
    For those of you who commented on the absence of the Anthrogenica forum, it has returned at least temporarily. The following was posted today by one of the admins:

    As mentioned, this is a post to give the community a brief overview of what has happened, and where we are currently at in...
    29 July 2022, 12:14 PM
  • Kraquin
    Next Move
    by Kraquin
    I have a great++grandmother on my maternal line who is a roadblock. Cannot ID her parents. I have my mothers DNA data and mine, I have ID'd a direct female descendent cousin (4th) and have her DNA data. I have also found another person who is descended from a person a generation further up a branch...
    8 August 2022, 06:24 AM
  • 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.
    22 February 2019, 04:38 PM
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