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07-06-2016, 06:39 PM
I have tested my DNA through Geno 2 and FTDNA and my 67 marker Y test, indicates I am R-CTS4179. The results listed, show my ancestor origins as Scandinavian. I am waiting for results of a 111 marker test. I was wondering if there are any studies being conducted with my particular Haplogroup and where they might be found?

07-06-2016, 06:43 PM
Here is information from YFull:

07-07-2016, 04:23 AM
Here is information from YFull:

Hey, thanks for that! It also works for M417 > L664.

07-07-2016, 01:09 PM
If you haven't already I would recommend joining the FTDNA R1a project. With 67 markers they should be able to have a good idea about your likely downstream subclade and give advice on further tests. They are also more than happy to let you know their thoughts about the background to your particular haplogroup. My YP706 is downstream of CTS4179 and Michał in particular from the R1a project was very helpful in providing thoughts on it- has some really useful posts on this forum as to his theory of how it its upstream clades made its way to Scandinavia and then later spread particularly in "Viking" times. I'm sure you would find them if you do a search - assuming you haven't already! I too am keen to know of anything new so hopefully someone knows of something.

07-16-2016, 02:19 PM
The haplotype of most Scandinavian R1a is very distinctive at even 37 markers. 67 is quite adequate.
You should be able to tell a lot looking at the charts in the R1a project.

As for more tests ... a person who is CTS4179+ and at 67 markers should spend money
first on the FTDNA Z284 SNP Pack or the cheaper Yseq.com equivalent and second on going
to 111 markers.

If the original poster is 8-10 at DYS459 he should join my Donald USA surname project at FTDNA.