On Rootsweb Ian Logan has spoken of a recent FGS published on GenBank. This is what he said:
I don't usually discuss single sequences.
But this one is particularly special in that there a lot of mutations
and yet there do not appear to be any matches, whatsoever.
So can anybody help ?
I rather suspect the sequence to be Eastern European / West Asian.
Perhaps Russian, Armenian, Iranian - for example.
This week's other FTDNA sequences will appear shortly, once GenBank
has done the indexing.
and this is the strange H*:
JN573371 FTDNA Haplogroup H 23-AUG-2011
A263G 309.1C 309.2C 315.1C 523.1C 523.2A 523.3C 523.4A A750G A1438G
T4002C C4029T T4232C A4769G T4907C T6975C A8860G G9921A C12378T A14133G A15326G A16041G T16189C C16287T G16526A
Jacques Beaugrand did a profound exam of this haplotype:
Defining Markers for haplogroup H:
CR: 750G 1438G 4769G 8860G 15326G
Marker path from rCRS to haplogroup H (plus extra markers):
H2a2a(rCRS) ? 263G 8860G 15326G ? H2a2 ? 750G ? H2a ? 4769G ? H2 ? 1438G ? H
? (309.1C) (309.2C) (315.1C) 524.1A 524.2C 524.3A 524.4C 4002C 4029T 4232C
4907C 6975C 9921A 12378T 14133G 16041G 16189C 16287T 16526A
Good Match! Your results also had extra markers for this haplogroup:
Matches(6): 263G 750G 1438G 4769G 8860G 15326G
Extras(16): (309.1C) (309.2C) (315.1C) 524.1A 524.2C 524.3A 524.4C 4002C
4029T 4232C 4907C 6975C 9921A 12378T 14133G 16041G 16189C 16287T 16526A”.
Clearly this is an H* linked to the most ancient H which cumulated so many mutations: 16 extras. Then how is old our H*? And where did it come from?
” Eastern European / West Asian. Perhaps Russian, Armenian, Iranian” how Ian says?
On Mitosearch there is her owner: PNMKP. Ask her. Contact person is Barbara Ann Lewis. If Lewis isn’t a Levi, I’d say Western Europe, and you know that for me Western Europe is Ancient Italy or nearby.