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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: To Jackie: RE: [DNA] Celtic Haplogroups
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 13:54:10 -0800 (PST)
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To add to what Julia says below:

1) H is a mitochondrial Haplogroup (the most common in almost all European populations) - you had one mutation that differed from the arbitrary Cambridge Reference Sequence. The clan in terms used by Bryan Sykes is "Helena".

2) It would be a good ide to find a borther, father, someone in your direct male line to contribute a sample so that you will know whether your family Y chromosome haplotype ("signature") is R1b or whatever - some types are much easier than others to interpret in terms of likely origin - as you probably noticed in the postings today, R1b is not one of them.

3) Your 100% Indo - European results of the DNAPrint test of specialized markers on 19 of your non X or Y chromosomes means that your results are consistent with non - East Asian, non- Native American, and non - Sub-Saharan African ancestry. In other words, European, Middle Eastern, Indian - Pakistani, or Central Asian or some mixture would be more likely. Your genealogical research will probably confirm which. However, there have been endless discussions about this test and what the results mean. To view some of these discussions you can go to the Archives of this List, or the the FAQ section of for the explanations offered by the company who did the analysis (Family Tree DNA markets the test but does not do the lab work).

David F.

In a message dated 11/6/2003 11:59:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
I have had two tests done , the mtdna by Oxford Ancestors and a print test
by Familytree. The results were Haplogroup H with one mutation (16288)
and 100% Indo-European in the print test. Does that rule out the R1b result
or is that another test altogether? As you can tell I am just learning about
all of this. Thanks Jackie

I am not one of the experts here, but the answer to your question is that R1b
is a male Y-DNA Haplogroup. If you are a female, you do not have Y-DNA.

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