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Trish13
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« on: August 02, 2013, 05:43:17 PM »

Hi :)

I have had my 4 great grandmothers' mitochondrial DNA checked.

The people who provided the DNA are:

My mother
My mother's 1st cousin on her father's side
My father's brother
My father's 1st cousin on his father's side.

The Haplogroup results are:

H
K
I
V

As far as I am aware all of these families are from the British Isles ~ certainly in recent generations they are.

I was surprised by these results. I really expected that two or three of them would be the same ~ probably 'H' because 'H' seems to be the 'common' one (so that I could say that at some stage we were related via this DNA, but I can't; well not until further back, anyway)

Is this unusual? Would most British / Irish families find their great grandmothers sharing mtDNA, or not?

I'd be interested in your thoughts :)
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 08:52:35 PM »

Hi again :)

An additional question, please: I keep receiving mtDNA matches from FTDNA, but how useful are they if I haven't had the most advanced / complete test done?

Thanks :)
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 08:17:54 PM »

My first mtDNA test (six years ago) was a disaster.  I am pleased with the full mtDNA test I have now.  I was lucky in that my sub group is relatively young, so matches are relatives.

Paternal: R-L2
Maternal: T2b15
Admix: English 38%, Irish 13%, Scotch 12%, unknown 12%, Dutch >11%, NormanEnglish 6%, German 4%, Indian <2%, Welsh 1% Native 0% 
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Maternal: T2b15
Paternal: R-L2 (Z49+, Z142-, L562+, Z51+)
Mix: 47 English, 16 Irish, 12 unknown, 11 Scotch, >7 Dutch, 2 German, <1 Indian, 0 Wesh, 0 Native
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