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From: "Wil Husted" <>
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] Surprise!
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:41:40 -0600
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Howdy Bernie,

Ken suggested a fellow on Ysearch that I'll try to contact and enlist for an
I2a1/M26 SNP search.

I also asked Bill if he could provide a list of possibles which he did. I
have his list saved to my computer. If the Ysearch fellow doesn't pan out,
I'll work through the list and try an find an agreeable candidate.

I agree that a "southern" or Iberian fellow would be best for a test. I'd
guess that the "French" M26ers's ancestors were among those that migrated
northward following the LGM. I want to see if we can identify an SNP
difference between the "northerners" and "southerners."

Yes, I agree with Ken that we should wait and see if my test returns a
useful result before proceeding.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Cullen" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] Surprise!

> Hi Wil and M26ers,
> Perhaps Bill Morrow who runs the I2a project at FTDNA can give us an
> idea which of the M26 Italians/Iberians are mostly likely to be
> willing to give a new sample for the Walk on Y?
> And more generally, maybe Bill has a better idea of the level of
> interest among M26ers about funding another Walk/interest in more
> testing in general? Bill probably has communicated with many who are
> not on this list. If there's not a lot of interest, maybe it's better
> to wait and see what your Walk shows.
> I am in contact with several M26ers who tested at Ancestry and can
> tell them about the project.
> About testing a southern M26er vs. someone from the France group--it
> seems to me that the "France" group has one or two distinctive marker
> values that make it easy to identify, but it's not different enough
> from the rest of M26 to make me think that it is uniquely split
> off--there may be older divisions within M26 that we just can't see.
> Personally I think the is more likely to be diversity within M26 in
> Italy/Iberia, and more of a chance to find differences with Wil's walk
> by testing someone from the south.
> Bernie

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