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From: "gareth.henson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 22:54:37 +0100
References: <003101c57384$3aaa16f0$6502a8c0@your4105e587b6>


this looks like a variant of I2. I would guess this is very unusual amongst
African Americans.
This is a haplogroup we have been learning a lot about in the past few
months, mainly thanks to Ken Nordtvedt.
12 markers won't tell you much more than 8 but some of the markers in the 25
test will point to a more specific area of northern or central Europe, and
match a smaller range of samples on the ysearch and ybase databases.


----- Original Message -----
From: "B.J. Smothers" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:33 PM
Subject: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?

> My father is African American. I tested his DNA with African Ancestry and
the results for his Y-DNA matched European samples found in Germany and
England. While this is not a surprise, I'm not sure what the next step is. I
am trying to find a possible match with surnames Norris, M(a)cMillan or
Mixon from Alabama based on our research, or with any other surnames not
known to us. The African Ancestry results for the NRY Polymorphisms for 8
markers were:
> 13 -- DYS388
> 13 -- DYS389-1
> 31 -- DYS 389-2
> 23 -- DYS390
> 10 -- DYS391
> 12 -- DYS392
> 15 -- DYS393
> 15 -- DYS394
> and
> YAP -
> Is this enough info to obtain a match, say, through the Ysearch database
or does he need to take a 12 marker or 25 marker test? He's also taken the
AncestrybyDNA 2.5 test.
> Thanks.
> B.J.

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