Re: Barber DNA project.......
FTDNA told me there are not any "private" Barber dna tests in their system.The good news is I see you have 3 new members to the Barber dna project!
I was looking at your dna results:
13, 24, 13, 11, 11, 14, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 29
Your haplogroup is not identifed on the Barber dna webpage, but based on the info below I got from FTDNA, you are an R1B.
"In 100% of the cases so far if markers 5-7 are 11,14,12 then you are in Haplogroup R1.If you have an 11 at marker eleven you are in R1a, and if you have a 13 at marker eleven you are in R1b"
These are some notes I have on R1B (I am one too):
Haplogroup R1b - is the most common Haplogroup in European populations. Its frequency changes in a cline from west (where it reaches a saturation point of almost 100% in areas of Western Ireland) to east (where it becomes uncommon in parts of Eastern Europe and virtually disappears beyond the Middle East).It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. The members of R1b are thought to be the descendants of the first modern human Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who arrived in Europe before the last Ice Age about 40,000 years ago (Aurignacian culture). Those R1b forbearers were the people who painted the beautiful art in the caves in Spain and France. They were the modern humans who were the contemporaries - and perhaps exterminators - of the European Neanderthals. During the Last Glacial Maximum, about 18,000 years ago, the people bearing the R1b Haplogroup wintered in Northern Spain.After the glacial retreat about 12,000 years before present, R1b began a migration to the north in large numbers and to the east in declining numbers.
A R1b haplotype can be difficult to interpret in that they are found at relatively high frequency in the areas where the Anglo - Saxon and Danish "invaders" originally called home (e.g., 55% in Friesland), and even up to 30% in Norway.This Haplogroup is also characteristic of the Basques whose language is probably that of the first R1b, and who are genetically the closest to the original R1b population (which probably amounted to only a few thousand individuals).Contrary to common belief, the people who entered Europe about 4000 years ago and gave us the Indo-European languages, did not leave much of a genetic footprint on Western Europe.If you had tested out as a R1A, you could say that you were an actual descendant of one of those Indo-European invaders.