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pixie007
01-28-2014, 04:52 PM
Hi,
I am such a newbie and I admit it. My mtDNA came back U5a2c3a. FTDNA says that I have no matches at all, but within the U5a FMS Project, I have 2 other matches with the same unique mutations that are enough to have submitted to GenBank for a new subclade. In addition, there are within the U5a FMS Project, several others just like mine, U5a2c3a, with additional, unique mutations (i.e., potentially with also form a new subclade. My question is, how, under these constraints, can I have zero matches at any level, HRV1, HRV2, or Coding regions and still have the new subclade situation? I feel like I am missing something, or that something is off and is missing me.

Can anyone help me to grasp this? It will go a long way to teach me, and alternately, to shut me up if I can just grasp this.

Thank you one and all,
Beth

soulblighter
01-28-2014, 06:45 PM
I think FTDNA has a poor matching algorithm. In my case, for my Y-DNA, I match the same person at 12 and 37 markers, but he does not show up at 25 markers! (I am guessing somehow our differences are maximal within 25 markers and so the matching algorithm neglects him). Unless you have some private mutations that all three of you exclusively share along with the HVR1,HVR2 and CR being exactly identical, I don't think the result means much for recent genealogy and so may not be a useful match.

Jean M
01-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Hi Beth. Welcome to the forum. Gail T. (admin of the U5a FMS project) would be the person to talk to. She does pop in here, but you could contact her direct.

rms2
01-29-2014, 01:40 AM
Hi, Beth!

According to BritainsDNA's Chromo2 Complete test, I am also U5a2c3a. Small world! My most distant mtDNA ancestor is my great grandmother, Nora Lancaster, born March 1878 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. I know next to nothing about her family.

Here is a photo of Nora Lancaster, with my grandmother seated on her lap. The younger kids are all siblings. The older girl on the right in the photo is a niece from Nora's husband's side of the family (surname Morris).

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Here are my results (with my own little notes to keep me on the right track).

HVR1 (runs from nucleotide 16001 to nucleotide 16569)

16223T
16256T
16270T
16294T
16526A

HVR2 (runs from nucleotide 00001 to nucleotide 00574)

73G
263G

Coding Region (runs from nucleotide 00575 to nucleotide 16000)

750G
1438G
2706G
3197C
4769G
7028T
7960c
9477A
10709C
11465C
11467G
11719A
12308G
12372A
13617C
13880A
14793G