Brief Overview of Y-DNA

 

Brief overview of Y-DNA

 

All McGing males have a common male ancestor, and Y-DNA lets you see things about that ancestry.

 

My data is roughly as follows:

 

Branch P-305 – over 100,000 years ago, started in Africa

Branch M-42 – about 80,000 years ago, started in east Africa

Branch M168 – about 70,000 years ago, started in east Africa

Branch P143 – about 60,000 years ago, started in southwest Africa (Modern day Arabian Peninsula)

Branch M89 – about 55,000 years ago, started in Southwest Asia (Modern day Iran)

Branch M578 – about 50,000 years ago, started I Southwest Asia (Area near Black Sea)

Branch P128 – about 45,000 years ago, started in South Asia (Somewhere in the “Stans or western China)

Branch M-526 – about 42,000 years ago, started in South Asia.

Branch M45 – about 35,000 years ago, started in Central Asia (Modern day western China, above India)

Branch M207 – about 30,000 years ago, started in Central Asia

Branch P231 – about 25,000 – 30,000 years ago, in Central Asia (Modern day Kazakhstan)

Branch M343 – about 17,000 – 22,000 years ago, started in South or West Asia (Modern day Russia, Belarus)

Branch M-269 – about 6,500 – 15,000 years ago, started in West Asia (Modern day Russia or Belarus)

Branch P310 – uncertain age, started in West Asia (Modern day Russia or Belarus)

Branch P312 – about 5,500 – 15,000 years ago, started in West Asia (Modern day Russia or Belarus)

Branch L21 – about 5,500 – 12,000 years ago, started in West Asia (Modern day Russia or Belarus)

Branch DF13

Branch FCS5494

Branch FGC5561

Branch FGC7448

Branch FGC5496

Branch S1088 (CTS-2457)

Branch A2121

Branch PH821  (Check out www.ytree.net)

 

Today, members of this lineage are widely distributed across Europe and West Asia. They reach their highest frequency in Ireland where they and descendant branches contribute to between 35 and 38 percent of the male population. This line is 6 to 7 percent of male lineages in France. It is between 1 and 2 percent of male lineages in Germany. It is 2 to 4 percent of male lineages in Portugal and Spain. It is about 2 percent of the male population in Croatia

 

Y-DNA Haplogroup (Paternal) Latest testing results from FTDNA show R-S1088 and from National Geographic show R-CTS2457.

 R-S1088 is a branch of L21 and R-CTS2457 is downstream of R-S1088.

 

And if it doesn’t make sense, don’t worry, but if you are a male and don’t have Y DNA in this group, it’s unlikely we are McGing paternal cousins because we’d not share a common McGing male ancestor. J

 Conversely, if you do share this Y-DNA and have a McGing surname, then we are almost certain to be related.

 

And for kicks, an estimated 2.8% of my DNA is from Neanderthals. (23andme)

 

I use Legacy Family Tree as my genealogy.

 

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