H2 mtGenome

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Lincoln Nichter Lincoln Nichter has a question!
February 8 @ 8:48am
Hello, does anyone here have any information on the origins of h2a1e1a? If there are any others who have the same haplogroup, feel free to message me.
Leanne Wood
February 15 @ 6:29pm
Yes, I am H2 a1e1a with no genetic 0 distances. Am interested in your background.
Leanne Wood
February 15 @ 6:36pm
Background is mainly German but have many maternal genetics from Portugal with no known Ancestors.
Lincoln Nichter
February 27 @ 8:02pm
Hello, thank you for the responses. I've done several autosomal tests and the gist is that I am 90% Russian and Polish, and the rest is a mix of western european and northern asian. This is an odd combination with my haplogroups being h2a1e1a and I1-M253(I believe I am down the line from I-Z58)
Elia Costa Elia Costa
January 26 @ 4:24am
Hello everyone. I just received my mtFull and I belong to H2a1. All my family roots are located at some villages of Spain (Pedreguer, Gata de Gorgos, Denia- Alicante province) that are mostly descendants of Balearic Islands migrants back in 1611 (Mallorca - Felanitx, Sant Joan, Santa Margalida, Lluchmajor & Ibiza). Anyone around sharing this origin? Thanks (Gedmatch Genesis kit #SE9083209).
Marika Mäkelä
February 7 @ 3:44am
I am too H2a1 and from Finland
Brian Colquhoun
February 7 @ 2:18pm
H2a1 from USA of Scottish ancestry. If I'm correct, even a 0GD for mtDNA could have a TMRCA of thousands of years.
Eerik Yrjölä
February 8 @ 12:54am
I'm one branch further on H2a1a and the known direct maternal roots are in southern Finland. It is facinating how wide this mutation has spread. So far the closest matches with genetic distance 0 there is just one Finnish match. 20 matches with genetic distance of 1 and out of these one in Sweden and one in Latvia. I've included only the mtFull Sequence tests.
Margareta Holmgren
February 9 @ 3:42am
Yes, that very first H2a1 lady have had an awful lot of offsprings. In order of having generation after generation of daughters to spread that mtDNA this line of women have been very successful. My line have most certainly thrived by the Botnia Bay northern Scandinavia and their ascendents seem very interested in genealogy considering how many of us that have taken the test. I found this interesting paper on line and maybe you will find it interesting too. http://www.academia.edu/35491026/The_discreet_Origin_of_H2a1_MtDNA_and_its_sudden_Eurasian_Expansion_offer_a_unique_Testimony_about_what_remained_from_the_Natufians_the_Neolithic_Revolution_in_Near_East_and_Chalcolithic_in_Lesser_Caucasus
R. Colbert R. Colbert has a question!
November 9 @ 11:50am
After taking mtDNA test from FTDNA, I found out my mother's side of family is H2a2a1. However, I have no idea what that means. Nor do I understand how to interpret the 24+ pages of names that are connected to my H2a2a1. Is there a book I can buy to help me understand what's going on?
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Jul Perry
November 10 @ 3:54pm
I am also H2a2a1. Kit #B413426
Tomas Kopsa
November 17 @ 4:31pm
There is book about genetic genealogy "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" from Blaine T. Bettinger. It covers autosomal (FTDNA's Family Finder), Y-DNA and mtDNA, but I haven't read the part about mtDNA in details yet.
Robert Sliwinski
December 1 @ 2:58pm
The exact match to your H2a2a1 maternal line is the most relevant. I suggest contacting those matches first to compare family trees.
Lora Robbins
February 8 @ 12:29am
I'm H2a2a1 with zero 0 distance matches. I have a few 1's and 2's and then pages of distant matches. Do any of you have 0 distance matches?
Diane Copley Diane Copley has a question!
February 7 @ 2:05pm
The coding region sharing is shaded and not available to me on my account settings. How am I able to be in a cluster? B24638
Kathryn Thomas Kathryn Thomas
June 28 @ 8:09am
Robert: Please pardon the following confusion...I originally transferred my autosomnal DNA results from a third party to FTDNA and received Kit #B262229. Subsequently, I ordered the mtDNA test which became Kit #334280; this is the number I used to originally join this project. FTDNA has graciously merged all my DNA information to my original #B262229 - any reference or cataloging done to the later kit #B334280 should now be transferred to B262229. Again, my apologies for any confusion.
Robert Sliwinski
December 1 @ 3:00pm
Thanks for the update
Robert Sliwinski Robert Sliwinski has a question!
May 1, 2018 @ 8:01pm
Have any H2a2a1's in this group ever tested with Living DNA? They are supposed to provide you with a maternal mtDNA haplogroup.
Robert Sliwinski
May 1, 2018 @ 8:02pm
Also any other H2's in this group test with them?
Anthony JP Gough
May 20, 2018 @ 6:26pm
Yes. I'm H2a2b1a1 and I received the same designation at Living DNA.
Janet Shorthose
November 30 @ 9:53pm
Yes I am H2a2a1 but was first tested as R6b with Living DNA
Robert Sliwinski
December 1 @ 2:56pm
Janet I was as well, I had to contact them to have them re-evaluate!
Anja Garone Anja Garone
June 3 @ 1:02pm
hi, I tested FMS many years ago and was one of very few H2a1e1a's. I've recently noticed many more now. Mother's line as far as I know goes back to eastern Germany, Dresden area, and it stops at Anna Gleisberg (b. 1852) as far as I know. unfortunately I don't have any 0 distance matches, only 1 at -1, and a few at -2 distance. I would love to hear what others from the same group have found out about their origins so far!
Margareta Holmgren
July 28 @ 4:51am
Sorry I have not been here in a while. And I got no heads-up that you had written a comment, Tomas. You may simply have that mutation H2a ( i e very little has happend over the years), and no more. Or you are the only one with a mutation no one else tested for yet. I think there have to be at least two samples of a mutation before it get its own "new name". I was H2a1 when I first was tested and then they updated that big tree of known mtDNA , and that n was added and my matchlist was different after that.
Anja Garone
August 16 @ 8:36am
Sorry for the late reply! thank you Margareta! I guess only time will tell :) On my mother's paternal side we have a genealogy going back to the 1300's. I should probably add that to my tree and I will get many more matches. the only thing is we know nothing about her maternal lineage which is why I did the DNA test in the first place. I guess you also answered Tomas' question very well :) I was wondering the same thing actually
Margareta Holmgren
September 5 @ 1:26am
It is a lottery! My mothers paternal grandmother (my mothers cousins) has very few matches, 4 last time I looked, and they are scattered over a fairly large area. I have as I said lots of matches, ca 50, mostly concentrated to one specific region. My maternal grandmothers side seem to have lived in an area where women stayed for generations. My paternal grandmother side seem so far to belong to women with a different history of being on the move from one generation to the next. This is very interesting how patterns of families and their life stories differs. I know as much as that women of my maternal grandmothers line lived in a society where women had a strong position generally. They married normally at the age of 23 (not teenage marriages) as far as I can see, and they were skilled in husbandry, taking care of cows and sheep (cheese and clothes) important to the family's economy. So their skills where appreciated and valued, probably one of the reasons for marrying first after you had a proper "education" and know-how from being an "apprentice" to an older woman. Young men and women in that region moved away from home as teenagers even if their parents had a good farm. They went away to work for others, mostly with farmers just like their parents until they self got married after some 10 years of working for other families. An interesting way of dealing with teenagers I think. Women were as I said about 23, and the men they married where about 25 years old on averages. And on average my ancestors lived to be 68-70 years old (based on data from 1700-1900). My mothers paternal grandmothers line of women should have lived pretty much the same life where they lived, (here in Scandinavia it was very much about cows, goats and sheep to survive) but probably more on the margin, so every generation tried to find a better place for themselves and their children I imagine. So matches are more scattered in that case. And fewer so far. Maybe that line had mostly boys, or they lived a harder life with fewer surviving daughters. I hope you get some more matches to find out more about your line.
Tomas Kopsa
November 17 @ 4:24pm
Thank you for clarification, Margareta ;). I missed your answer this time.
Mariana Oprisan Mariana Oprisan
July 26 @ 7:03am
Hi! I am H2b from Romania, nice to meet you all. I have all privacy settings of profile visible, hope to be moved to a cluster and find more about it.
Erica Palmiero
August 25 @ 4:10pm
Hi Mariana! I am H2b as well
Anna Peters Anna Peters has a question!
April 11, 2018 @ 4:04pm
Hi, I am Anna Peters. I joined recently and am struggeling to make sense of the mtDNA result. I made an attempt at figuring out how to narrow down the result list of around 180 H2a1 matches to a smaller number, based on the most likely close relationship. I had a look under the button Advanced Matching under Tools & Apps and seemed to find that none of the matches had a difference in the HVR1 or HVR2 regions. Would it be correct to conclude that the differences beteween all of my matches with a genetic difference of 1-3 is confined to the coding region (I made a full sequence test)? I have three extra mutations in the coding region. What implication does that have for the previous question? Does it mean that my matches share one to three of these mutations, or can it mean that they share all of these mutations but have one to three additional mutations? Thus, what kind of information should I give or ask for to sort out the relative closeness between my probable nearest matches? It seems there has not been enough testing reults to define a branch with more than four digits (H2a1) in spite of, in my case, six extra mutations in total. What would it take to define a new twig on the H2a1 branch?
Marianne Richard
April 17, 2018 @ 5:32pm
Only bother with your matches of genetic distance of 0 at first, if you have any. Ask each of them who was their last known ancestress and where she lived. Some should fit with your own ancestress general area. Then try to connect the dots between your lines. Do the same with matches of genetic distance of 1 after that. I wouldn't bother further than that. Among my matches, I identified 4 clusters in North America so far, which all lead to Scotland.
Anna Peters
April 18, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Unfortunately I don´t have any 0 distance matches, and very few 1 distance matches. That might indicate that the latest mutation happened not so very long ago (or that very few of my closer mtDNA-relatives have not been tested yet).
Robert Sliwinski
April 22, 2018 @ 9:08pm
Anna, the genetic connection for 1 step may be as long as 900 years, however reaching out to those 1 steps, is still a good idea because a mutation may have occurred more recently. 2 step matches are still a possibility, but only if you see the same country of origin. Then do not expect much unless the family trees are extensive.
Anna Peters
April 24, 2018 @ 2:02pm
I agree Robert. I am thinking that the extra mutations that I (and unknown others) have might lead to new branches in the future, thereby increasing the chances of getting closer matches.
Monica Evnell (Stake) Monica Evnell (Stake) has a question!
April 6, 2018 @ 12:46pm
I newly joined the group and have looked the resultlist and I find myself as "ungrouped" . What does it say? My haplogroup is H2a1. What does it mean that you are missing mutation: G73A and have extra mutations 309.1C309.2C315.1C522.1A522.2CA13158RC16519T
Marianne Richard
April 17, 2018 @ 5:33pm
It takes some time to get grouped, but the admin will get to it one day.
Robert Sliwinski
April 22, 2018 @ 9:32pm
Monica you should be grouped now. Some people do not have some of the mutation expected for a group. Extra mutations shows additional differences. You want to find matches that are exact.