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The Genographic Project was launched in 2005. The aim of the project is to map historical human migration patterns by collecting and analyzing DNA samples from people around the world. I participated in the first phase of the project. I found out my mothers mtDNA haplogroup is H and my fathers Y-DNA haplogroup is Q. The mtDNA and Y-DNA are used to track human ancestry. The Y-DNA is passed on from father to son. The mtDNA is passed on from mother to daughter. The mtDNA is also passed on from mother to son but the son does not pass it on to his children. A second face of the project called Geno 2.0 was launched in 2012. The Geno 2.0 test gives you more detailed info about you ancestry compared to the first phase of the project. I decided to also paticipate in the second phase of the project. Not so long ago I received an email from the Genographic Project telling me to sign in to their website genographic.com to find out the results of my Geno 2.0 test. According to the Geno 2.0 test my mothers mtDNA haplogroup is H1 and my fathers Y-DNA haplogroup is Q-F1161. The Genographic Project gives you the opportunity to transfer your test results to Family Tree DNA for free. Family Tree DNA offers analysis of human DNA for genealogical purposes. The picture above is from Family Tree DNA's website familytreedna.com and shows my Y-DNA test results.
To find out more info about Y-DNA haplogroup Q you should read my earlier post on the subject...
The picture above is from genographic.com and shows my genetic admixture. According to the Geno 2.0 test I'm 45% Northern European, 33% Mediterranean, 18% Southwest Asian and 2% Northeast Asian. I was surprised to find out that I'm only 45% Northern European.
The picture above is from genographic.com and shows my Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry. According to the Geno 2.0 test I'm 1.6% Neanderthal and 0.9% Denisovan.