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January 1st, 2010

I got my mtDNA HVR-1 and HVR-2 tests results back.



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My tests results said I was halplogroup T.
A few minutes research on the web, and I was able to clarify that to halplogroup T1 (there are 3 known T branches so far).
T (and U and B and a few others) were the daughters of R.
Here's were it gets interesting, and difficult, for me.
Oral family history has my mtDNA line amerindian. Some treasured family photos seems to verify this (and living memory). But. Halplogroup T is NOT amerindian. Its out of Siberia/China. Russian, basicly.
However, the sister of T is B, and B IS Amerindian. The difference between T and B is a single SNP marker. Which doesn't show up on the test I took.
The test results I took shows T at 36% probabily as my haplogroup. and B as a 32% probabilty.
I will need to take the extra test to determin if there's one more mutation. If the mutation is there, I'd be a B. If its not, I'd be a T.
I KNOW there is amerindian in my genes. What I dont know is if its my mtDNA line. For that matter, I think (from my research) we had 3 amerindian ladies marry into the line. (My great-grand father was taken in by 'his grandma' to register as indian. He's got 2 grandma's, and his wife has 2 grandma's, and that gives me at least 4 possible amerindian 'ggg-grandma's) But thats for later research - if I can do more than just figure out which tribe.
For my current research, I went under the assumption that my ggg-grandma' (mtdna line) was T. Following that link back, it brings me to Mary, wife of John, Greenoway/Greenway/Greenaway/Greeneway, etc) These two intrepit persons took (confusingly, but must have seem like an omen) The Mary and John to America from London. I've managed to ferret out Johns dad, William, who was a millwrite. Other than that - ziltch. John was born in 1560-ish. Older records haven't managed to get online yet, and if I want to go back further, I'll need to go to a special genealogy's records depository.
Thats of course, if my mtDNA is T. If its B, everything from Lucy (my gg-grandmother) gets axed, because its at Lucy where the confusion comes in. And it's Lucy's line that takes me to the Kings of England. Every record i found, had Lucy the daughter of Joseph cowart and sarah jane overstreet. But there is also a record for a woman, same age and name as Lucy, registered as indian. She can not be both.

so, here's your chance to predict which line I come from. Am I group T and desendent from John Lackland, king of england, or am I group B, amerindian?

Prince John (modern interpritation)

Prince John (tradition interpritation)


Meeting the soon-to-be inlaws

Feath, you're mtDNA line comes from ...

King John Lackland
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