Friday, May 14, 2010
All our FGS orders are reported and posted with the return of Betty's, #m1, results last night. Betty's mtDNA haplogroup is U2e, but we already knew that from her 23andMe testing which defines her as U2e1. We did Betty's FGS not because we're particularly interested in ancient migration patterns, but because she doesn't know her maternal line for sure beyond her grandmother. I've come to the conclusion that mtDNA HVR1 and HVR2 matches are pretty much meaningless for genealogical purposes. I'm still hopeful, though, that a FGS mtDNA match might tell us something about her maternal line. Alas, no matches yet.