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    is your father's mtDNA haplogroup also K (if you know what it is)?

    I was thinking that those with mtDNA haplogroup K tend to prefer other people with mtDNA haplogroup K.

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    I don't see how someone would know what their partner's mtdna is without testing. In endogamous groups that practice some form of matrilineal decent, you can get a concentration of certain branches, even subclades, but that's due to founder effects, not attraction IMO. My maternal grandfather is mtdna K1a4a1d, his mother born in England, and my maternal grandmother is J1c3i...so a couple who don't share mtdna K.
    My Gedmatch kits: M102536 (v3 upgrade); M054852 (v2); A449981 (Ancestry v1)
    Known: 87.5% UK/Ireland American Colonial; 12.5% PA Dutch Mennonites from Germany & Switzerland
    J1c3i mitochondrial ancestress was Swiss Mennonite from Conestoga, Lancaster PA

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    K2b1a1a

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    My parents are both K2b* varieties, which seems like a weird coincidence, since it seems to be a relatively small percentage of the population (at least based on results in the K project). They aren't related and don't have the same actual subclade. ;-)

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    K1a1b1

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    My father is R1b L21 and my mother is K1a1b1. So I’d say they’re attracted to R1b L21!
    K Haplogroups have been in Europe from at least the Neolithic so current theory is they were there before R1b L21 who came with Bell Beakers and Bronze Age. K’s were present in the Basque area and also The Orkneys so K’s certainly got around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodman View Post
    My father is R1b L21 and my mother is K1a1b1. So I’d say they’re attracted to R1b L21!
    K Haplogroups have been in Europe from at least the Neolithic so current theory is they were there before R1b L21 who came with Bell Beakers and Bronze Age. K’s were present in the Basque area and also The Orkneys so K’s certainly got around.
    R1b L21 is a Y-DNA haplogroup, and the K haplogroups we are talking about are mtDNA; a man will have both. (My dad is both R1b L21 and K2b1a1a.)

    Ks seem to have migrated west at different times, K1a and some others with early farmers, but K2b seems to be associated with R1a (although I think we don't really know enough yet to say).

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    K2a5a

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    My wife is K1b1a and I am K2a5a. I read on Eupedia that there's a correlation between K and R1a, which makes two generations in a row--my father and I, but I don't know his mother's mtDNA, while I doubt my mother's father is R1a.

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    K1b2b

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    Although I can't vote in this poll, my father's mtDNA haplogroup is K1b2b. Still need to test for my own!
    MDKA: Robert Boulay, b. 1631, Réveillon, Orne, France
    Y-DNA: R1b-U152 > L2 > Z367 > Z34 > Z33 > BY164497> BY3604

    Maternal Y-DNA: J2a-M67 > Z1847 > Y4036 > Z467 > Z447> L210

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