DNA Data

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May 6, 2007.  After a long wait, my 67 marker DNA test was completed.  The results are shown in this pdf document.  If the additional markers yield any further most recent common ancestor (MRCA) matches, I'll record those here.

August 31,2006.  I had a SNP test performed to more accurately determine my haplogroup.  Here are those results:

Haplogroup: R1b1c.   M173+ M207+ m269+ M343+ P25+ M126- M153- M160- M18- M222- M37- M65- M73- P66- SRY2627-

R1b1c is the most common haplogroup in European populations.  It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago.  This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype.

August 8.  I found this DNA article from Newsweek in my doctor's office.

July 23.  I received the report on my 37 market test.  Result

July 7.  I'm having a 37 marker test performed with results expected August, 8.  If John W. and I match on all 37 we have fairly close MRCA (most recent common ancestor).  We then have the challenge of trying to figure out who that might be.

June 20.  I have found a DNA match with a John W. Goff of Michigan.  We match on all 12 markers with two of them, 390 and 285b, being of low incidence in our haplogroup.  We have agreed to test additional markers to see if the match continues.  If it does, it's likely we share a distant ancestor probably from Wales (most Irish named Gough came from Wales).  It seems the Welsh that went East to England chose Goff and those heading West to Ireland chose Gough.  Spelling varies as sounds were transposed into words by different folks at different times.

June 18.  Here is the comparison of my 12 DNA markers against the Family DNA database by geographic origin: Geographic

I have the National Geographic Genographic project report on my DNA ancestry.  This report applies to me, my brothers, Gough cousins, children, and grandchildren (i.e. everyone who shares my y chromosome):  Read

My DNA strongly suggests that I'm in haplogroup R1b.  Human migration is traced through haplogroups which are determined by what combination of markers exist on the Y-chromosome.  Here's more info on R1b: Wikipedia

National Geographic and IBM have a five year project underway to trace human migration via DNA.  Here is an excellent tutorial: National Geographic  Here is the project home page: NG Home

June 15,2006.  I had my DNA tested to see what I could find out about my ancestry.  If you want to see a tutorial on ancestry DNA testing: Tutorial.    Here is a link to the DNA service: FamilyDNA.   Here is my DNA test certificate: DNA   Of these markers, 390 and 385b are only found in 15% and 20% of the R1b population, respectively, and therefore are somewhat rare as only 3% of the R1b's would have this combination.  To see the frequency distribution of all the markers: Frequency