1. Linda Raymond

    mtDna only interests me

    Hello, brand new member and first post. I wanted to see if anyone else felt the same as me. Since I am female and can only pass on my mtDna, I really am only curious in pursuing the history of my mt haplogroup(currently H1c but waiting on full mtdna results). I really am not interested in my...
  2. Wheal

    Will DNA prove bones are missing girl?

    The U.S. was held spellbound by the missing teenager in Aruba. Now, bones have been found and claimed to be from the missing girl did not reveal anything until mtDNA proved they were from a person of European descent. What will comparison with her mother prove...
  3. Maciamo

    More genomes from Mesolithic Romania and Spain (Gonzales-Fortes et al. 2017)

    It's relatively small paper compared to the mastodons published earlier this month, but nevertheless interesting. Paleogenomic Evidence for Multi-generational Mixing between Neolithic Farmers and Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherers in the Lower Danube Basin (extended PDF with supplementary materials...
  4. Maciamo

    23andMe Comparing 23andMe chip versions

    23andMe was founded in 2006. Its original test (v1) cost $998. It was replaced in September 2008 by a more affordable test (v2) that only cost $400 and really kickstarted the company's rise. Two years later, v3 was released, which increased the number of SNPs to close to one million. Oddly...
  5. G

    Why is autosomal DNA ethnicity estimate so different from my mtDNA ethnicity?

    Question from a NEWBIE::confused2: I got my autosomal DNA testing performed from AncestryDNA. Africa0% Other Regions Tested Ivory Coast/Ghana0% Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers0% Senegal0% Cameroon/Congo0% Nigeria0% Africa North0% Mali0% Benin/Togo0% Africa...
  6. Maciamo

    More Neolithic Y-DNA and mtDNA from Hungary, Germany and Spain (Lipson et al. 2017)

    It's been raining ancient DNA samples lately! 127 new ancient DNA samples, including 82 Y-DNA, from various Neolithic and Chalcolithic cultures in Europe. Parallel ancient genomic transects reveal complexpopulation history of early European farmers Abstract Ancient DNA studies have...
  7. Maciamo

    FAQ: How can we trace our ancestry with DNA? Which DNA test to choose?

    I have updated an old FAQ page about ancestry DNA tests: Ancestral DNA tests: what should I know before I start? It explains among others how can we trace our ancestry with DNA and which DNA test to choose.
  8. Maciamo

    Where did mt-haplogroup H4 originate?

    Haplogroup H is the most common maternal lineage in Europe today. It is made up of over a hundred basal subclades. Some were already present in Europe during the Mesolithic period (e.g. H10 and H11), while others came with Near Eastern Neolithic farmers (e.g. H5). Others still were spread from...
  9. Maciamo

    Comparing DNA testing companies

    Here is a quick comparison of the number of SNP's tested by the main genomics companies offering ancestry DNA tests. Company Autosomal SNP's Y-DNA SNP's mtDNA SNP's Price (USA/EU/UK) 23andMe 577,382 2,329 3,154 99~199$/169€/149£ Geno 2.0 700,000 ~20,000 ~4,000 180$ Chrono 2.0 290,169...
  10. Maciamo

    New pages dedicated to the genetics of the LBK and TRB cultures

    You may have seen the new page on the Funnelbeaker (TRB) culture a few weeks ago. Today I have added another one for the Linear Pottery (LBK) culture. Starcevo will be next. Linear Pottery Culture (c. 5600-4250 BCE) The expansion of Neolithic farmers from the Danube to Central Europe as far...
  11. Maciamo

    New page dedicated to famous members of mtDNA haplogroups

    I have been wanting to make this page for a while. It's now ready. Famous people's mtDNA listed by haplogroup
  12. Maciamo

    Abraham Lincoln belonged to mt-haplogroup X1c

    I am only seeing this one year after it was published, but the Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study confirmed that President Abraham Lincoln was a member of mtDNA X1c, one of the rarest maternal haplogroups in Europe. Haplogroup X1, already much rarer than X2, is found mostly in the North Africa, the...
  13. Maciamo

    Translation of Y-DNA and mtDNA pages

    Here are the Eupedia pages that have been translated so far. Anybody with the necessary skills is welcome to volunteer to translate more pages. In French Comment retracer ses origines ancestrales avec un test ADN ? Quel test ADN d'ascendance et de généalogie choisir ? Projet ADN généalogique...
  14. Maciamo

    New map of mtDNA haplogroup UK

    It's been a while since I haven't created a new map as we are running out of haplogroups (or data for subclades). I thought it would be interesting to visualise the whole of haplogroup U, as this is a very ancient lineage and apparently the first to colonise Europe from c. 40,000 years ago, and...
  15. Maciamo

    Distribution map of Y-DNA and mtDNA haplogroup in and around Europe circa 8000 BCE

    It's been a while since I haven't made any new maps. Here is an attempt to show what Europe, the Near East and North Africa looked like in terms of Y-DNA and mtDNA haplogroups some 10,000 years ago. I delimited the (very) approximate borders of the first cereal/legume farmers in the Fertile...
  16. Maciamo

    Y-DNA and mtDNA frequencies in Proto-Indo-European cultures

    I have added the samples from Allentoft 2015 and updated the haplogroup frequencies in the section Haplogroups of Bronze Age Proto-Indo-Europeans.
  17. J

    Is there anyone else in this forum mtDNA Haplogroup J2b1a?

    I am mtDNA Haplogroup J2b1a. I am finding there are not very many people that belong in this group. I wanted to discuss Haplogroup J2b1a. Is there anyone in this forum besides me who is mtDNA Haplogroup J2b1a? Please let me know if you are!! Thank you!
  18. Maciamo

    Genetic history of the British Isles

    I am working on a new page dedicated to the genetic history of the Britain & Ireland. I have almost finished. I had to calculate the regional Y-DNA frequencies and revise all the maps based on the finer resolution that I obtained. Please feel free to provide your feedback and let me know if you...
  19. Maciamo

    New map of haplogroup U6 (mtDNA)

    I have finally found some time to make new maps. There are not so many left to make for top-level haplogroups found in Europe. Here is haplogroup U6, a lineage mostly found in Iberia, North Africa and around the Red Sea. The distribution pattern is fairly reminiscent of haplogroup L, which...
  20. MtDNA

    As the Flagmaker of Haplogroups, I solemnly request your opinion.

    As some of you may have known, I make flags for mitochondrial haplogroups. I post them both on my blog and on my deviantart. Tell me what you think of the flags. Here are four flags for examples: for Hap I5 for Hap L (mtMRCA) for...