African American DNA Research Forum
Re: DNA Matches-confused
In Response To: DNA Matches-confused ()
>So far I have been matched up with three
>My mtDNA is L3 16172c, 16189c, 16223t,
Depends on how you define "related." If you had only HVR-1 testing, the paragraph below applies and basically says they don't know how far back you and the other three people might have had a common ancestor.
My father's maternal line tested L3d, Ethiopia, at 50,000 years ago. Not what I wanted to know.
If you also had HVR-2 testing, they can narrow it down to a closer time frame. See paragraph below
The only company doing dna testing that attempts to match you to a specific population group in Africa TODAY is AfricanAncestry.com
>What is the difference in the letters after the
It is a narrowing down of the group you're in, sort of like L is found all over Africa, L3 is found in a few areas in Africa, L3a is found in a few population groups, in a few areas, in Africa.