As of April 2018, a great deal of improvement in understanding the DNA has gone on. You can see the history after this most recent and rather accurate findings from 23andme:|
Meanwhile, here's the slow progress as I learned it through time:
My National Geographic kit arrived May 17th, 2005. I swabbed my cheek twice, eight hours apart, and put the tiny jagged scrub tools into the two tiny vials provided for them, and sent the package in. The results came in today. Here is the path of my ancestral migration, based on my matrilineal line:
Info from the project:
The macro-haplogroup N is composed of many subclades, which are often geographically distant. Haplogroup R is descended from N and has since dispersed across much of the globe. The lineage, in its many subgroups, appears on all continents except Australia and Antartica. Subgroups preHV, U, T, and J are found in Europe and the Near East. The R5 and R6 lineages arose on the Indian subcontinent.
One theory is they followed the Nile River northwards.
Today this lineage is found throughout Europe, with concentrations in western Eurasia - the Caucasus, Russia (west of the Ural mountain), and the region of the eastern Baltic Sea.
On the WESTERN side of the Baltic Sea is Sweden, from where my Grandmother on my Father's side traces her ancestry.
In December 2013, I got my 23andme results, which explores this in a little more depth:|
"Along your mother's line, you have ancestry in Europe/the Near East in the past few hundred years, that traces back to east Africa around 50,000 years ago."
The Nat Geo swab test revealed I am of haplogroup J.
The 23andme spit test revealed further: I am J2b1a, which is a subgroup of J2, and Haplogroup J2 is a subgroup of J.
Taking all DNA into account, not just maternal, I am 99.9 percent European. Further research delineates the 'European' aspects :
Taking the above raw data, which includes all the genetic coding, Julia showed me how to upload it into another DNA website, gedmatch.com, whereby I got further info, neatly summarized via 'pie charts', via 'analysis algorhythms'. The two sources, 'Harappa' and 'Mdlp' come up with similar info,:
North-East-European: 50.70%; Atlantic_Mediterranean_Neolithic: 30.11%
And here again is the results from April, 2018, much more specific:
You can see they've narrowed it down to Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany,
along with "broadly Northwestern European".
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