Whitney Family DNA Project, Results for Kit 87023

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Kit Number

87023

Test Subject Name

This person has not authorized the release of their name.

Lineage

-private-, -private-, Edward, Edward, Ebenezer, Ebenezer


Results

This person's DNA shows that he is a member of Haplogroup R1b1b2. This is a subset of Haplogroup R1b, the most frequent Y-chromosome haplogroup in Europe. Its frequency is highest in Western Europe (and due to European emigration, in North America). In southern England, the frequency of R1b is about 70% and in parts of Spain, Portugal, France, Wales, and Ireland, the frequency of R1b is greater than 90%.

During the last ice age, groups of people are thought to have lived near the tree line in what is now northern Spain, the Middle East, and the Eurasian Steppes. As the ice melted, those populations moved north and distributed their unique haplogroups throughout Europe.

Based upon this information, this person's male line ancestors probably lived in what is now northern Spain about 20,000-30,000 years ago.

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Markers 1-12

DYS 393 DYS 390 DYS 19 DYS 391 DYS 385a DYS 385b DYS 426 DYS 388 DYS 439 DYS 389-1 DYS 392 DYS 389-2
13 24 14 11 12 15 12 12 12 13 13 29

Summary

  • The person tested was the cousin of a Whitney Research Group member. This member's research shows that they are descended from Ebenezer Whitney of New Brunswick, Canada. However, two other proven descendants of Ebenezer Whitney have also been tested, and both match the standard DNA results for the descendants of the immigrant John Whitney. This shows that Ebenezer Whitney was almost certainly a descendant of the immigrant John Whitney. Since this person's DNA results do not match the other two, it is likely that there was a break in the lineage at some point. Further tests have been suggested to help determine where the break in the lineage occurred, or if there was a testing mistake.


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