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From: Bernie Cullen <>
Subject: [yDNAhgI] names of subclades of I2a1
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:33:24 -0600


I am M26+ L160- and called I2a1, or I2a1* if you prefer.
You are M26+ L160+ and I would call you I2a1a.
There is one M26+ L160+ M161+ in the I2a project at FTDNA and he is I2a1a1.

The ISOGG tree is incorrect for I2a, at its last revision on May 9, 2010 it
had M161+ as I2a1a and L160+ as I2a1b. We have done extensive testing and we
have known for more than 6 months that M161+ is a subset of L160+.

Right now the other SNPs discovered in your Walk on the Y, L158 and L159.1
are thought to be equivalent to M26, but we are confirming this right now by
testing one M26+ L160- guy from a cluster that's pretty different from the
rest of M26+.

Bernie Cullen
co-admin I2a projects at FTDNA and Ancestry

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