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01-28-2016, 04:58 PM
Good evening!

First of all I would like to introduce myself a little. I am adopted and I already know my biological mother. My biological father is not known.. Since I live, I always wanted to know my ancestry. It feels like a gap that I do not have this information.

I have tested at Consanguinitas in The Netherlands, but I feel not happy about my results. I mean, it was kind of expensive and I only got a very basic test. I want to do further testing, but I would like to know if my results can say something about my subclade or countries of origin.

My question...is there somebody who can give me some details based on the information I have?

My Haplogroups is R1B. Below are my results:
DYS456= 15
DYS390= 25
DYS389II= 29
DYS458= 16
DYS19= 14
DYS385= 12, 14
DYS393= 13
DYS391= 10
DYS439= 13
DYS635= 24
DYS392= 13
DYS437= 15
DYS438= 12
DYS448= 18

The DYS393=13, could tell I am Ht15 (AMH), but not all markers do have the same value.
The DYS390=25 could tell, my origin can come from Baltic countries or Poland. But how sure can I be just with this one similar value..

Please help :)

Thank you in advance for your effort and replies!

Greetings from Holland!

01-28-2016, 09:08 PM
Honestly, you have too few markers to allow one to say too much. Your nearest haplotype neighbor in YSearch is R1b-L21, but at that few markers that doesn't really mean much.

You need to get a 67-marker or higher test from Family Tree DNA, and then you're going to have to do some SNP testing. If you are serious about finding out about your paternal line, you're just going to have to bite the bullet and do this.

01-28-2016, 10:45 PM
Since I live, I always wanted to know my ancestry.
You might consider Geno 2.0 Next Generation (https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/), from National Geographic. It costs $150, plus $20 shipping to the Netherlands. Then transfer your results (for free) into an FTDNA account (https://www.familytreedna.com/landing/nat-geo-transfer.aspx#/verify); and, when you can afford it, upgrade to Family Finder for $39.

01-29-2016, 06:18 AM
Good morning to you!

Many thanks for your valuable replies! To be honest...you are right :). But I thought to give it a try to ask if someone could provide some information on my "poor" results.

Thanks for the tips! I will do deeper testing, to find what I am looking for ;-).

Have a nice day!