I had a mtDNA test done by Sorenson many years ago, and reported on it in My mtDNA is in the K Haplogroup in 2008. In my 23andMe autosomal test, they told me that my mtDNA haplogroup was K1b2b, which I reported in My 23andMe DNA Test Results - Post 1 in March 2013. However, 23andMe doesn't provide the markers or any mtDNA matches - it only provides the haplogroup.
The results from this Family Tree DNA mitochondrial DNA test:
The screen above shows the HVR1 and HVR2 regions tell me that I'm in Haplogroup K. I knew that!
The "Matches" screen shows three matches:
One of those persons has taken the myDNA Full Sequence test and is identified as K1b2b - the same as my haplogroup subclade.
The Advanced Matches screen shows more matches ( picked "Select all mtDNA," and clicked on "no" for "Show only people I match in all selected matches"):
There is another K1b2b match, but he has tested only HVR1. There are 16 others that I match in HVR1 only.
Family Tree DNA does not have family tree icons showing for any of the matches.
All of this is useful information, but I'm not sure what to do next.
1) I could contact the two persons that identify as K1b2b and see if they will share their matrilineal line with me. Perhaps we share a female ancestor within the last 6 generations or so.
2) I could enter my HVR1 and HVR2 markers on www.mitosearch.org and see if there are matches there. The "Matches" page says:
"Family Tree DNA has created MitoSearch.org as a free public service so that people who have tested with different companies can compare their results. You will be able to determine what portion of your personal information you want to disclose. "
I'll try to do that in the next week or so. Hopefully, there will be family trees there to compare to mine.
3) I could enter my HVR1 and HVR2 markers on the Ancestry mtDNA database also, and see if there are matches with persons there. Hopefully, there will be family trees there to compare with mine.
My matrilineal line is posted at Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What is Your Matrlineal Line?
Does any reader have more suggestions?
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