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Join a Y-haplogroup Project at FamilyTreeDNA

If you have done your Y-STR test at FamilyTreeDNA, the Y-haplogroup is predicted very conservatively. To get a better prediction you should definitely join the appropriate Y-haplogroup project. The administrators of these projects can group you more closely based on your STR markers.To join the projects, you first have to register at FTDNA with your

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I-M170 and the Babylonian confusion of Y-Haplogroup names

The child needs a name!
A clear one! An unmistakable one!
A Y-Haplogroup is a group of men, all descended from one man, a “forefather “, in a purely paternal line. We want to give this forefather a name and there are two different ways of doing this, both of which have their pitfalls and can lead to great confusion. The aim of this article is to show the possibilities for naming and the confusion potential.

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Y-Haplogroups and migration, using the example of I-L38 > BY14026

In April 2017, I did my first Y-DNA test and was surprised by the result. My parents come from Almopia in the north of Greece, but the Y-Haplogroup I-L38 to which I belong originated about 4500 years ago in northwest Europe, between the mouth of the Rhine and the Baltic Sea. Since then I have been studying the question of how this haplogroup came to Almopia and have already motivated some relatives and carriers of my subgroup Y125026 to do Y-DNA tests to get a clearer picture.
The aim of this article is to present the information available so far, in simple words and pictures and to bring the topic closer to people from Almopia, as well as carriers of the I-L38 subgroup BY14026. In addition, it is intended to motivate these people to use NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) tests, such as the Big Y of Family Tree DNA, as this will lead to a clearer picture of where our sub-branches originated and the path they took.

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I-BY174585 Haplogroup: From Norway to England and Spain through Norsemen and Crusaders.

The haplogroup I-BY174585 is a branch of the I-L38 haplogroup. This latter is characterized by being less populous than others haplogroups formed in the same age and distributed (across Europe) from Volga River to Western Iberia in East-West way and from Scandinavia to Sicily and Greece in North-South way.
The haplogroup subject of this study has only three confirmed members from different countries. This latter feature is according with the nature of the haplogroup father except for its young TMRCA of 1825 years ago.
The target of this study is to collect the personal history of the three families who belong to the I-BY174585 (group) and explain their relationship through the History of Europe in the last two millennials.

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