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Tonya Kelley Johanson Tonya Kelley Johanson
May 31, 2016 @ 3:22pm
Just got my dad, Tommy Kelley to take the y111 test. I will mail it off tomorrow. I can't wait to get back the results.
Eugene Kelley
January 23 @ 11:28pm
Would Tommy Kelley be from Georgia. I have a cousin who used "Tommy" into adulthood instead of Thomas or Tom. Lost track of him. - Patsy Kelley Reading for Eugene Kelley
Tonya Kelley Johanson
June 7 @ 2:25pm
No sir. We are from Louisiana.
Ricky Kelley Ricky Kelley
August 29 @ 12:09pm
anyone related to the Kelly/Kelley's in the loop area of West Virginia? Group I-M253
June 7 @ 12:20pm
I-M253 here last known Kelly on paper is from Tennessee, West Virginia area.
Catherine Dewey Sanders Catherine Dewey Sanders has a question!
May 23 @ 8:16pm
Hello! I have the haplogroup of my Kelley/Kelly first cousin from 23andme, I-L161.1. We are trying to break through a brick wall on my mother's Kelley paternal side. Not sure where to go from here. We can't find mom's Kelley/Kelly 2x gr grandfather and hope that posting the haplogroup will help us connect with cousins on this website. Any ideas to help us find our relatives? Thank you!
Matthew Kelley
May 24 @ 2:44pm
Here is some information about L161. I haven't had time to find the recommended snp predictions from this group on the tree so I am not sure just who is a possible match. It may be just the one person who is L161 positive. https://i2aproject.blogspot.com/2018/12/brief-description-of-haplogroups-on-our.html and he may not be a relevant match since L161 is a major branch of I-P37.
Catherine Dewey Sanders
May 25 @ 10:24am
Thank you for getting back to me. 23andMe gives us the Haplogroup with a brief history is all, nothing more than I-L161.1. My male first cousin is also on Gedmatch as well as me, my mom, my siblings and a couple of first cousins. Several of us have tested on various sites, and we are coming up with zilch for mom's paternal side. Our tree is on Ancestry. We can't believe that we can't find relatives on this side of the family before 1823. Mom's great grandfather had to have parents and a couple of cousins at the very least, if there are no siblings. If I fully understood how to interpret our DNA findings, it wouldn't feel like such a daunting task. Your Kelley project has been most helpful. Thanks again for your help and the link. We will keep searching and hope we come up with something to sink our teeth into.
Matthew Kelley
May 25 @ 10:49am
When you see a .1 in an snp name, it just means the same snp is found in other haplogroups. In this case, it was first found in the I haplogroup.
Catherine Dewey Sanders
May 26 @ 8:48pm
Thank you. I wasn't sure it had significance.
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly
March 23 @ 7:36pm
Hello everyone, my name is Sean Kelly and I'm from St. Louis, Missouri. I ordered a Y chromosome test kit yesterday hoping to learn more about my Kelly line of ancestors, and see if there are any living relatives out there who can shed more light on our ancestry. I get kind of lost in the science, but I'm looking forward to sharing with the group and learning from you. Thank you.
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Sean Kelly
March 24 @ 7:22am
Thank you Matthew. I will.
Sean Kelly
May 22 @ 12:36pm
Hello everyone .... happy to say I got my Y-DNA 37 Loci results! It shows me in Parent Haplogroup R-M269.
Matthew Kelley
May 23 @ 8:41pm
See if any of your matches are Kelly's and if they are in this project.
Sean Kelly
May 26 @ 7:29pm
Thank you Matthew .... Go raibh maith agat.
Sean Kelley Sean Kelley
May 4 @ 8:22pm
Hi, I got my Big-Y data back and my terminal haplotree group did not change from R-BY519 When I look at the block diagram it just says under R-BY519 “Private Variants Average : 15” When I look at the Y-DNA SNP tables/tree for R-BY519, I see the following downstream that are blue for: ZZ8_1 (however no matches below that one - all red below) BY13541 BY17760 BY34975 BY39713 BY183891 BY102687 There are further downstream in blue below those SNP marked above with exception of ZZ8_1 So I was wondering how I should go about interpreting this? So the BigY-700 doesn't test those SNP? Sean
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Sean Kelley
May 4 @ 9:02pm
Also, it doesn't appear that I can order SNP tests for those down-stream ones that I listed.
Brian Gilbert
May 4 @ 9:51pm
Sean, my understanding is it can take some weeks from the initial results for the Terminal Haplogroup to be confirmed, as the SNP matching at that level is confirmed manually. If you have not, I suggest you join the facebook group "https://www.facebook.com/groups/ftdna.big.y/"; where there are people who can answer these questions much better than I.
Matthew Kelley
May 5 @ 10:32am
Brian, if your results just posted, there will be further changes in most cases. Usually things will be final within a month but the Bigy700 transition seems to be causing it to take longer for some. Other, newer tests will,or can, also result in changes if they are a match.
Matthew Kelley
May 5 @ 10:36am
Bigy700 can miss some y chromosome locations, but you can see your result for every snp on the big y results tab. So you can see if it was missed of not. Blue means negative, no call, or not read so you have to check your results tab.
Francis Kelly Francis Kelly
April 26 @ 7:13pm
Hi everyone :-) I just wanted to share my excitement. I was finally able to upgrade my brother's kit (Francis Kelly 367981) to Big 700!!! Now, the aggravation of waiting lol
Wendy Osborne Wendy Osborne
February 19 @ 1:51am
My brother Aaron Ledbetter (Kit No. B469707) and I (Kit No. B191475) have Kelley relatives. I've traced us back to Thomas Kelley (b. abt 1540, Ireland). That is, if my research is correct. I did it several years ago and need to go back through documenting my proof. We have our Autosomal DNA we transferred over from Ancestry.com. We would like to do more extensive DNA testing but we can not afford to. Does this group have a General Fund to help with this?
Matthew Kelley
March 8 @ 7:27pm
Aaron, yes it is. Alan Kelly is the Group Moderator. Aaron, the "upload to" site takes Ancestry raw data. But since your name is Ledbetter, I assume your father is not the Kelly. If my assumption is correct you would have your father's y dna, not the y dna of a Kelly so it would not help to see if you are the same as me or anyone else in the project. If your father IS a son of a son of a son........etc. of Thomas Kelly and we have a common paternal ancestor, we would have the same haplogroup so it would be good to see you are the same by uploading. Ancestry tests some snp's, they just don't tell you your haplogroup. (They may tell you somewhere what those y dna results are. i don't know if they do or don't. If they do, I would be able to decipher them enough to know if it is a possibility we both descend from a kelly common ancestor).
Wendy Osborne
March 12 @ 2:48pm
I forgot about that. I'll talk to my great uncle, see if he'll do a test.
Daniel Johnson
March 26 @ 4:12pm
ya....miss osborn e get his dna once he past away that data gone..so did you go to Norway also sweden...demark..we have osbourn..
Daniel Johnson
April 13 @ 9:03am
i had ti stop research so i can finish college..i to tracing the kelly to
Joshua Kelley Joshua Kelley
March 26 @ 12:32pm
Just ordered the upgrade from BigY500 to BigY700. Its currently on sale for $179 until March 31. After that it goes to $249. Anybody else jumping on this sale?
Matthew Kelley
March 30 @ 8:19pm
Yfull will analyze the BigY700 for an additional 49 bucks and offer use of the Com poarisons tool
Kelly Faircloth
March 31 @ 10:39am
I don’t have a Kelly male relative to test (other than one of the Matt Kelleys!) but I did upgrade my uncle (Keaton) and brother (Faircloth). It’s an addiction!
Matthew Kelley
April 3 @ 9:51pm
BigY500 to BigY700 upgraders, please note that you no longer can see your reads for named or unnamed variants in your results. You can see the positive/negative call on the named variants and unnamed variants tab, but when you click on an snp name/blue link, instead of seeing the chromosome browser with blue and green bars indicating the reads and read quality, you will see 'No Reads' I assume this is temporary until all or some of the BigY700 processing is complete. However, and this may not be temporary, your vcf file for BigY500 is gone now.
Joshua Kelley
April 4 @ 9:06am
I definitely noticed that Matthew. I am assuming its because the test is being rerun and those pages will be replaced with fresh results.
Finbar Kelly Finbar Kelly
Matthew Kelley Matthew Kelley
February 6 @ 11:48am
In 2011, 15 members of my family were found in archaeological excavations associated with the Globular Amphora Culture dated 5000 years ago near the village of Koszyce, Poland. All had suffered a sudden, violent death, but were buried with great care in a manner reflecting the patterns of relationship later confirmed by autosomal genetics. This week, the snp haplogroups of the 12 males were reported. 1 I-L59 I-M223 1 I-CTS616 1 I-CTS10057 1 I-Z161 8 I-L801 I have each of these snp mutations and all are in my direct paternal line. This proves that either the 5000 year old skeletons were my direct paternal ancestors or that they and I share a single common ancestor. Possibly one of your paternal ancestors massacred mine. ;)
Matthew Kelley
February 7 @ 2:41pm
For those of you wondering how I know this stuff. I took Big Y and received my y chromosome mutations from the beginning of mankind to the present. Anyone who has these same markers shared my ancestors down to where he and I stopped sharing markers. I just happen to have all the markers found in the 5000 year old skeletons. If two do share a marker, they definitely share a series of common ancestors. But, one may not descend from the other. Example, if mutation x formed in my father, both I and my brother will have it. We share a common ancestor but I do not descend from my brother. I do descend from my father who also has mutation x. So, I either am a direct descendant of anyone with mutation x or I descend from a common ancestor with him. There is a gentleman who works in a dna processing lab that specializes in ancient dna, and he maintains a database of all ancient dna finds and published academic studies that include the major y chromosome markers (snps) I carry. He does this because he also shares my major snp's though our lines diverged a few thousand years ago. He posted on facebook about this latest find and I recognized my markers.
Patricia Yates
February 8 @ 11:44pm
WOW! You are really knowledgeable about this dna stuff! We see a slight mutation from my brother and his first son when he did their Ydna studies that the administrators told us was not unusable but rare.
Patricia Yates
February 24 @ 5:43pm
I mis-spoke in the above comment... "not unusual" would be correct
Daniel Johnson
March 26 @ 4:20pm
one was found in a water cave in central america died from falling into a pit..goes to the ancient tribe of central america my mom uto Aztecac..dad the Scot welch irish blend..sprinkled with polish,german,english west russian scanvannia