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From: "William Hurst" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b - or R*?
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 23:08:08 -0400
> Scarry that on the one hand all our assumptions may go out the window; but
> if perchance German (and Saxon) R1b is actually R1*, then this has
> important implications for the exploration of Anglo - Saxon invader
> haplotypes in Britain. We need to find out what precise typing was done
> on the sample in the FTDNA Haplogroup Database which are labelled R1b - my
> guess is that they may be M173 and thus R1 or R1b. Some people have been
> SNP tested for P25 and I believe that most who were predicted to be R1b by
> FTDNA were P25+. What is also apparent is that it does not appear that a
> 25 marker haplotype can differentiate between R1b and R1* - there appears
> to be too much overlap.
I'm in Ken's odd 23, 10 category, which seems to be more Saxon than Irish;
but I'm SNP tested R1b P25+.