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Elly
11-10-2018, 07:05 PM
Hi All, I was hoping for any input. My surname is Elliot (census records list England as origin and oral history is Lariston, Scottish Borders) and to date I have no close matches of any sort. I have tested 111 STRs, Big Y and Y Elite. One other man shares this Haplogroup with me and his surname is Collett.

MitchellSince1893
11-10-2018, 07:17 PM
double post

MitchellSince1893
11-10-2018, 07:20 PM
I had no close matches either (nothing above 25 markers). I used the FTDNA TiP tool on my 12 and 25 marker matches to identify those with the highest percentages. I also used the http://mymcgee.com/tools/yutility111.html to find my closest matches that were just outside of FTDNA's cut off for matches at 37,67, and 111.

Through this process I found my father's closest STR match. I contacted him and he agreed to do a $18.00 Yseq test (I paid for it), to see if he was on my terminal SNP branch. He was and he then ordered Y Elite to see how many other SNPs we shared.

I discussed this on here https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?3987-Help-me-to-solve-a-family-Mystery-My-paternal-line-before-my-great-grandfather&p=99260&viewfull=1#post99260

https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?3987-Help-me-to-solve-a-family-Mystery-My-paternal-line-before-my-great-grandfather&p=107131&viewfull=1#post107131

https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?3987-Help-me-to-solve-a-family-Mystery-My-paternal-line-before-my-great-grandfather&p=111764&viewfull=1#post111764

https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?7479-New-branch-under-R-FGC12401-FGC12384&p=163782&viewfull=1#post163782

Elly
11-10-2018, 07:26 PM
Hi Mitchell, Thanks for your input. My dad and cousins along our Elliot family share Norwegian, Autosomal DNA. Knowing that Norwegian surnames are relatively new, this makes me lean toward a Norwegian man joining the Elliot Clan centuries ago.

Elly
11-10-2018, 09:39 PM
Mitchell, My closest STR match is 37/4 with a man with the surname of Holmes. FTDNA advised me not to bother to pursue.