Rene's Recient Ancestral Origins - Last update 5/13/2013

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mtDNA RECENT ANCESTRAL ORIGINS (RAO) The results below show the ancestral origin of those you match or nearly match in the RAO database. The ancestral origin information is provided by each tester, and represents a list of places and ethnicities in which other people with the same or similar results can be found. Since the entries are made by the testers, some entries may not accurately reflect the testerís actual origins.

Over the span of generations people and borders tend to move, so a personís nationality or ethnicity becomes subjective. For example, testers may enter Germany for ancestral origin, because the land of their ancestors is Germany today, but the land could have been held by Denmark for many centuries. For information purposes, the Recent Ancestral Origins search also displays results that are matches from both the research database and the database of individuals who have tested with Family Tree DNA. Since those entries from the research database typically include base pairs 16001 to 16400, while our tests include the full spectrum of HVR-1 which is 16001 to 16569, both near and exact matches are listed below.

Testees are instructed to answer "Unknown Origin" when their ancestors origin is uncertain or not known.

Incorrect origins provided by testees may lead to search results that do not seem logical. for example: Assume your ancestors are from England, but your search results show the ancestral origin of your matches as England, France, AND one match shows an origin of Native American. Does that mean that your ancestors relatives may have lived in England and France? Yes. Does it mean that your ancestor was also a Native American? No. This means that a settler in America had a child with a Native American woman, the child was brought up as a Native American, and that, over time, the family has "forgotten" the European ancestor, and believe their ancestry to be Native American.

Exact matches show people who are the closest to you genetically. The Ancestral origin shows where they have reported to have lived. Since many persons migrated over the past few centuries, you will typically see matches in more than one country.

for information purposes, the Recent Ancestral Origin search also displays results for those who are near matches. A near match is either one step or two steps from your result. An exact match is 12/12 or 25/25. A one step match is 11/12 or 24/25 and the magnitude of the mismatch is 1. A two step match is 10/12 or 23/25 and the magnitude of both mismatches is 1, or it is 11/12 or 24/25 and the magnitude of the mismatch is 2. Near matches show where those who are distantly related to you have migrated over time.
 
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Low Resolution Matches (HVR1) are no longer checked, that resolution is not predictive

High Resolution Matches for combined (HVR1+HVR2)

Country

Match-Total

Country-Total

Percentage

France

2

1,455

0.1%

Germany

1

4,636

< 0.1 %

Moldova

1

33

N/A

Poland

1

1,634

0.1%


I have decided not to put my actual data on my web - As soon as I understand this stuff I will writeup a report.