Wednesday 12 December 2012

Genographic results from the UK

The first results from Geno 2.0, the new DNA test from the Genographic Project, are now starting to appear. A genetic genealogy friend in the UK has very kindly agreed to share screenshots of his results with me for publication on this blog. One of his parents is English and the other is from the Philippines so he has some very interesting results. Each participant is a given a very cool infographic summarising their results which they can share with their friends.
These are the pages which tell the personal genetic story of the participant.

The two reference populations with which this participant most closely matches are Vietnam and Romania. These seem rather odd selections and don't match his documented ancestry from England and the Philippines, but perhaps there are insufficient reference populations in the database to give accurate matches. 
This close up provides details of the British reference population used by the Genographic Project.
A fun part of the test is that you are told your percentages of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry.
For the Y-DNA results you get a nice map showing the migratory path of the different branches of the Y-DNA tree. This is the map showing the path of  U106, one of the major branches of the R1b tree.
We can then follow the journey of U198, one of the subclades of U106.
This rather nice heat map shows the distribution of U198, which appears to be found almost exclusively in the British Isles and north-western France. It would be helpful to have the references that were used to compile the map. Perhaps that information will be added later.
For the mitochondrial DNA there is a description of the haplogroup, which in this case is haplogroup F, reflecting the participant's maternal ancestry from the Philippines.
There is a map showing the migratory path of haplogroup F. 
 There is also a heat map showing the places where haplogroup F is mostly found, though again it would be useful to have a list of the sources used.
Genographic results can be transferred free of charge to the Family Tree DNA database. CeCe Moore has blogged about her own results and has also included detailed instructions on the process of transferring results to FTDNA. We will no doubt learn much more as people test and contribute their results to research. Genographic results will be updated on a regular basis as more results are received and more reference populations are added to the database. For further information on the Genographic Project visit the Genographic website.



Anonymous said...

A very informative blog, Debbie.

Charles Acree

Debbie Kennett said...

Thanks Charles.

Jim (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets Blog) said...

I see according to Geneabloggers, today is your 6th year anniversary since you've been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

Regards, Jim
Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Debbie Kennett said...

Thanks you Jim for your kind comments. Time goes by so quickly. I hadn't realised I'd been blogging for quite so long!

The Brigham City Fort said...

May I also wish you a Happy Blogiversary. I'm younger than you. Been at this for four months. For Christmas I received "An Early Christmas Gift" and wrote about it to this community of bloggers on my blog. I could't have received a better gift. Happy Blogging This New Year!!

Regards, Grant

Victoriano Navarro said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could please post an image of the Oceanian population map (Who am I?; 1-Your Results; 4% Oceanian), just like the one you already posted for the Northeast Asian one (below the red 28% bar) from your friend's results. The regions colored in the Genographic Populations Maps don't always fit the borders on traditional map and I would like to know how are they mapping Oceania. Best regards, VN

Debbie Kennett said...

Hi Victoriano

I'm afraid I don't have access to a Genographic account to get a screenshot. I only used the images I was sent. You'll find further Geno 2.0 reviews here:

The Genographic Project are supposed to be launching a new chip later this year and I believe they will also be revamping their website. The ethnicity analysis is currently not that exciting but I'm sure it will improve with time.