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Subject: Re: [DNA] ELDER 12 marker project - 3 exact matches
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 22:54:03 EDT
In a message dated 07/21/03 5:50:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Can someone tell me the Haplotype?
> Expecting connection in Scotland.
> 12 NUMBERS to be placed on the DNA CHARTS in FTDNA order for all 3.
> 13 24 15 10 10 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
In the context of Y chromosome tests, the above numbers ARE the haplotype --
your set of results on whatever markers were tested.
Part of your FTDNA report will be a "best guess" at your haploGROUP -- very
broad categories which can sometimes be assigned to a broad geographical area,
such as Europe or Africa. Haplogroups are actually defined in a different way,
by markers (called SNPs or UEPs) which change very slowly, so they preserve
signals of what happened thousands of years ago. Haplotypes using the DYS
markers can change over the course of a few hundred years, and they are much more
specific and useful in the genealogical time frame.
FTDNA has a database of records where a person has had both kinds of tests --
the kind used to define haplogroups and the kind you get when you order a Y
chromosome test. If your haplotype is very similar to someone who has already
had both kinds of tests, then FTDNA will say you most likely belong to the same
haplogroup. But sometimes you are "sort of" like one haplogroup and "sort of"
like a different haplogroup, perhaps R1a and R1b. If you REALLY want to know
what your haplogroup is, you need to take a test to confirm the guess. But for
genealogical purposes, this is not at all necessary.
Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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