New L497 Chart

This chart from the FTDNA L497 group shows the part of the Haplogroup G2 tree from L43 down to some of the individual clusters. You can see the Hauris at bottom left. The resolution continues to improve. Until this chart was issued we thought the Schnatterle (Snodderly) family would likely belong to the same branch. … Read more

More About Ötzi

Ötzi the Iceman is the iconic G2a guy. He lived somewhere around 3400 to 3100 BCE in what is now Northern Italy. His mummified body was discovered in 1991, partially trapped in ice. DNA testing eventually showed he belonged to yDNA haplogroup G-L91, a “cousin” branch to the Swiss Hauris, who are G-L42. Information about … Read more

Y-DNA from an autosomal test

According to Chris Morley, it’s sometimes possible to get Y-DNA results from an autosomal test: “Some autosomal genetic genealogy tests (such as 23andMe, AncestryDNA and MyHeritage – but not Family Finder) also contain a few hundred Y-DNA markers. The Y-DNA data from these tests is of lower quality, but may still suffice for a very, very … Read more

Story of Haplogroup G2a

We’re constantly writing and rewriting the human DNA story. I’m a member of yDNA Haplogroup G2a-L497. When I first started my yDNA journey in 2000, the testing companies were still using STRs only. When they started using SNPs, it wasn’t clear whether I would end up in haplogroup G or haplogroup I. Frankly, I was … Read more

Updated L43 Chart

As more men take the Big Y the phylogenetic charts get more and more detailed. Somehow no one close to the Hauris ever tests but enough men around us test that we get more and more structure to the surrounding tree. Here’s our updated L43/L42 chart for February 2019. Here you can see the Hauris … Read more

Y11076 Ancestral Locations

Ancestral locations Y11076 Jan 2018

I think the Hauris will end up being a subgroup of Y11076 after all, or at least a very, very close sister group. The experts think I’m nuts about this but if you look the number of private SNPs we share with Y11076 is staggering. There have been problems with the chipset used by FTDNA. … Read more

An updated G tree

Here’s a new tree from the G-L497 group at FTDNA. It shows the position of our L497 branch on the human family tree. With increased testing we’re getting closer and closer to understanding where the different branches originated. Visit the FTDNA forum to get a better copy.

Spread of the Indo-Europeans

With the advent of DNA testing we’ve been seeing lot more discussion about the origin of the Indo-Europeans. That’s because the solution to the mystery seems to be within our grasp. First, let’s refresh our terms. Indo-European is a language group, not an ethnic classification, although it’s sometimes used as a proxy for race. There … Read more