Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Genetic Geneameme

The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, created this geneameme recently on Facebook.
Like Jill at Geniaus, I have opted to complete the geneameme here on my blog.
1. First person you DNA tested? My Dad
2. What was your own first test? Autosomal DNA & MtDNA (FamilyTreeDNA)
3. Year you took your first test? 2012
4. What was your most recent test? AncestryDNA
5. Have you done full mtDNA genome? Yes
6. What is your mtDNA Haplogroup? H26a1a
7. Any exact mtDNA matches? No, only matches with a genetic distance of 1, 2 and 3.
8. Max Y-DNA markers you/male relative tested? 111
9. What is your father’s Y-DNA Haplogroup? R-M269
10. Any exact Y-DNA matches?
111 markers – 1 match with a genetic distance of 6.
67 markers – 3 matches with a genetic distance of 1, 1 match with a genetic distance of 2 and 1 match with a genetic distance of 4 (same match as at 111 markers). All except one have variations of O’Brien surname.
11. Tested at all of the Big 3 Companies? No just FamilyTreeDNA and AncestryDNA.
12. Have you had a whole-genome test? No
13. About how many tests do you control/administer? 6 (I have 4 more kits, waiting to test someone)
14. Do you use GEDmatch? Yes
15. Favorite GEDmatch tool? I like the whole site, but I really appreciate the Tier 1 Utilities Matching Segment Search, especially for its convenience as data to import into GenomeMate Pro.
16. Were you able to test any of your parents? Yes, both
17. Were you able to test any of your grandparents? No
18. Age of the oldest person you’ve tested? 70s.
19. Are you all done testing relatives? No
20. If you could ask ANY one ancestor to test, living or dead, who would it be? Peter Fullerton

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