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    Ian - sorry, I lost track of this thread. You posted your HVR test results, but this is a small portion of the total mtDNA genome. If you test the full genome, you will get a much more specific set of matches.

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    I'm one of the lucky ones! There's a perfect match via FTDNA. We trace our common ancestress to a small village in Finland ...we can't give her a name but we know what tiny parish she's from.
    The timeframe is before written records so we're thinking she may have lived in Ilmajoki in the 1400s

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    I realise that this is an old thread but even with a full mtDNA sequence you can end up with several exact matches and different European countries some 100s of years ago.
    It could be because the scientific papers say typically 100 generations for a mutation not the ftdna version of 5!
    So you are related but the TMRCA may be 2000 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    I realise that this is an old thread but even with a full mtDNA sequence you can end up with several exact matches and different European countries some 100s of years ago.
    It could be because the scientific papers say typically 100 generations for a mutation not the ftdna version of 5!
    So you are related but the TMRCA may be 2000 years
    The accumulation of mtDNA mutations is highly variable. Some lineages have had no mutations in 6000 years or more, while others might have 10 mutations within the last 6000 years. This makes it impossible to provide generic predictions about the significance of an exact match. You can get an estimate of how many recent mutations you have in your maternal line by looking at the age of your subclade and counting how many additional extra mutations you have. For example, I'm in U5a2a1 which is estimated to be about 6000 years old and I have two extra mutations. As a rough estimate, my exact and close matches who share those two mutations probably have a common maternal ancestor who lived about 2000 years ago.

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