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Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] new results
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 11:53:46 EST

Hi, Liz-

I recently had my mtDNA done and my haplogroup is H3a. I know that my
maternal great-grandmother came to America from Northern Ireland and identified her
ethnicity as Scotch-Irish. I understand my results fit with this ethnicity
and that H3a is relatively common throughout Europe.

I note that your mtDNA results show only HV but apparently didn't check for
subgroupings such as HV1, HV2, HV3 etc. Different companies test different
things and mtDNA isn't generally easy to actually match with others. For one
thing, there isn't a single surname to follow on back for a match.

My understanding is that with mtDNA you look for matches of SNVs.


In a message dated 12/28/2008 10:17:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,

Liz Russell

PS - Also had mtDNA done as well - family from southern Italy - came back
HV. Doesn't seem to be so much talk out there about maternal DNA. What can
be found with these results - is it just to wait and see a match on FTDNA?

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