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From: Carol Vass <>
Subject: [DNA] EU170619 Haplogroup H16 [was: 4 more FTDNA mtDNA sequences]
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:21:28 -0700


Ian Logan wrote:
4 more mtDNA sequences have appeared on GenBank.

Carol Vass writes:
of which:
EU170619 Haplogroup H16
T152C A263G 315.1C A750G A1438G A4769G G8592A A8860G C10394T A15326G
T16519C

is the mtDNA for my brother, [mitosearch: TRYKD] and is traceable
back to Violet Unknown, b. ca 1790, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

I'd like to thank Laura Hayden & Rebecca Canada who run the mtDNA "H"
project for their deep immersion in all things mtDNA "H" so that they
discovered that 'our' mtDNA was in H16, rather than H* because of the
10394T mutation. I'd like to publicly thank Eileen Krause at FTDNA
for being willing to change 'our' Haplogroup to "H16" even though it
is not in FTDNA's official nomenclature -- yet. I'd like to thank
Linda Jonas for doing the SQN file on 'our' FGS for submission to
GenBank. I'd like to thank Ann Turner for her analysis of 'our' mtDNA.

As it turns out, 'we' have two exact matches at GenBank:
AY495143.2(European) Coble H2-23 Haplogroup H16 ...... T152C A263G
315.1C A750G A1438G A4769G G8592A A8860G C10394T A15326G T16519C

AY495128.2(European) Coble H2-08 Haplogroup H16 ...... T152C A263G
315.1C A750G A1438G A4769G G8592A A8860G C10394T A15326G T16519C

Ann Turner believes that 'our' mtDNA, along with the above matches,
may *eventually* be identified as a subclade, which she informally
named "H16a". [I hope that I'm portraying Ann's analysis correctly.]

I am so happy to see 'our' mtDNA at GenBank and reiterate my thanks
to ALL of these woman who helped get it there.

I'd also like to thank Ian Logan for keeping track of all new GenBank
submissions and for providing ways to navigate this daunting set of
information.

I also need to thank my brother -- who doesn't care one whit about
Genealogy or DNA -- but is perfectly willing to let me do whatever I
want with his 'sample'. When I had him submit Linda's SQN file to
GenBank, I had a long email and a phone call with all kinds of
warnings -- to NOT open the file, to answer ALL questions from
GenBank in the affirmative, no matter what -- he didn't blink an
eye. But he did call our sister and they talked for over an hour
about how this proves, once again, that Carol has really become a
looney-bird about this genealogy/DNA stuff. :>)

Carol Vass

Kent, WA





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