Re: Living DNA testing
Posted by Tim P. on 14/12/2017, 18:31:15, in reply to "Re: Living DNA testing"
It's been some time since I last looked at this forum and I thought I'd update my information just in case you or anyone else might be interested.
According to my Living DNA results, my Y-haplogroup is R-Z284, which is apparently a branch of the R1a line. Interestingly, this doesn't seem to match anyone on the Devon DNA results page, although I'm not always sure if/when one haplogroup is actually a downstream offshoot of another (the nomenclature can be quite confusing for a neophyte). But assuming that I'm correct - i.e., that there isn't a match at that level - would there be any point in taking a Y-STR test at this time, since I won't be close to any of the current testees?
Interestingly, my autosomal results indicated 32.7% Devon ancestry, which is quite a bit higher than I expected. If I had received an equal contribution from all of my 3xgreat-grandparents (not likely, I realize), the Devon component would have only been 18.75%, based on my documented ancestry. On the other hand, my Cornwall component tested at just 7.8%, compared to an 'expected' amount (based on averages) of 25%. Oh well, I suppose it's the surprises that make life interesting.