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Re: Haplogroup I (M170)
In Response To: Haplogroup I (M170) ()

HRW wrote:

We had my brother's Y-chromosome DNA tested in the National Geographic Genographic Project and the results show him belonging to Haplogroup I (M170). This is non-African, based in southeast and central Europe and most common to the Balkans. There is a Celtic connection.

Are the National Geographic Genographic Project and the FamilyTree DNA results combined? Similar? Or in any way realted?

I ask, because my FTDNA Y-DNA result (25 marker) was also Haplogoup (I), but I did not get the (M170) qualifier. What is the significance of the (M170)?

My paternal ancestor, born ca 1852, as an AA slave in Virginia, was allegedly the son of a white man/black woman relationship. The Y-DNA result somewhat confirms this allegation, but it doesn't do anything for my obvious "Africaness" :) I also had the mtDNA done by FTDNA and it came out with Haplogroup (H), another non-African grouping. Again, nothing for my "Africaness".

From my 5 generation ancestor chart I see these are only 2 of my 30+ ancestral lines, but the impact of those 2 lines is certainly confusing to say the least. I wonder, is there more in-depth testing that will help to "unconfuse" me?

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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