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Subject: Re: [DNA] Overall Genetic make-up----comparing Y DNA/mtDNA tests with BioGeog...
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 20:07:03 EDT



In a message dated 6/16/2005 4:35:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
writes:

don’t agree with you on this. I feel that mtDNA and YDNA "fingerprints"
do show your ethnic backround ON THAT PARTICULAR LINE BEING TESTED


I don't know that I agree (or disagree) with either at this point, but am
certainly intrigued by Lou's situation -- I think it would be very interesting
to make some predictions as to what the DNAPrint might show for him, based on
his unique set of DNA results and then see what comes out in their results.
To be honest, though, I'd think he'd need to do both the general and the
European Print tests to get the most interesting comparisons, wouldn't he?

I do understand however what John is saying -- ethnicity has a certain
subjective nature to it -- that is not related to haplogroup. For instance, I'm
half "Swedish-American" and half "UK" heritage. So far, the three Y-DNA
inputs I have are all R1b.

WEBB heritage (mother's father)
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 27 15 19
30 14 16 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 18 19 37 38 12 12
MAYNOR heritage (Mother's father's father's father's mother's father)
13 24 14 12 11 13 12 12 13 14 13 31 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 17
17 11 12 19 23 15 15 17 19 37 39 12 13
NILSSON (partial results only)
14 (K) 11 (K)
15 c 17 c 18 c 15 g 13 11 22 24 10
I haven't traced either WEBB or MAYNOR back to Britain/Ireland, so I have no
idea whether they are Welsh, English, Scottish, or Irish (although I think
Welsh or English most likely for both). Based on some preliminary and sketchy
research, MAYNOR may be from the Rhone Valley in the immediate
"pre-genealogical" time and related to a number of similar appearing French/Italian/German
surnames.

The only mtDNA I have yet is MAYNOR's Daughter (WEBB's wife) and it's H5a.

So what IS my "ethnic" background?

However, the fact that Lou has a wide range of haplogroup inputs makes his
case interesting in terms of DNAPrint.

Anne


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