Saturday, April 21, 2012

An Embarrassment of Sorts

In a prior blog, I mis-reported my haplogroup.  It should be R1b1a2a1a1b4c and this time it has
all of the correct digits in all the right places.  I am a bit surprised that no one commented on this
faux paux since several of those who follow this blog are group administrators of groups of which
I am a member.  Perhaps the blog is stealthier than I thought.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cousin Sam's Results are All In

Sam's haplogroup, like mine and Jim McKown's are identical at R1b1a2a1b4c,  This is the same as
the rest of those with Maguire DNA except for the letter c suffix which means that Sam, Jim and I
are all three Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) P66+ as expected.  The three of us share a
Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) in the year of our Lord 1661.  It is extremely gratifying
to have us match so very closely over a period going back to the common use of surnames in
Ulster, Ireland.  The deep subclades, unlike markers can and do show our common heritage going back
to about 3,000 b.c..