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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Answers geared for newbies re surname projects?
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 11:18:01 -0700
References: <013e01c5244e$4b4095a0$4f11b618@J.Robards> <012001c524bc$b40e1300$4f11b618@J.Robards>

Melissa, Perhaps there is more than one person who makes haplogroup
assessments at FTDNA? I am now starting to see that FTDNA will estimate I1a
now and then when DYS 455 = 8 appears, but clearly they often are not doing
that. I would guess that if you recontacted them and pointed that out,
they'd probably give I1a their blessing. Right now they do not SNP test for
I1a, only the broader classification I, and I1b. At some "future" date they
are promising a comprehensive super haplogroup I SNP test which will
hopefully discriminate down to the sub-group level. But it is not here yet.

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From: "Melissa" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Answers geared for newbies re surname projects?

> Thank you so much, Ken :) This will help greatly in explaining to my
cousin, who knows even less than I do. Maybe I'll even sound like I know
what I'm talking about LOL. I take it then that FTDNA listed it as
'unknown' since I just didn't include the SNP test in my order. I'll go
back to lurking for while now to see if I can understand more about MRCA.
> Thank you!
> melissa in nv
> >>>>>
> Ken wrote:
> Your matching haplotypes labeled "unknown" with 15/23/14/14 at DYS 19,
> 385a,b and 8 at DYS 455 are I1a haplogroup. The 455 = 8 makes it about as
> firm as having an SNP test, which in your case is not needed considering
> what they have to offer right now. The only people in haplogroup I who
> sometimes need a SNP test are the I1b folks; and even for them if YCAIIa,b
> is included in their markers, I1b usually then gives itself away.
> Your northern NJ southern NJ pair seem close enough that I suspect one of
> them traveled from north to south or south to north.
> Ken
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