« Last post by jeffdonofrio on January 01, 2015, 05:31:23 PM »
Happy 2015 to everyone.
I just received my Full Genomes results about a week ago. My haplogroup (as expected) is R-L295+ (R2a1). I have paternal ancestors from San Potito Ultra, Avellino, Italy (FTDNA kit 20461). Iíve traced my paternal line via a paper trail in Italy back to around 1760, but Iím very curious on how & when my R2a1 branch entered Italy.
If I can find other people who are closely related R2a1/R-L295+ and where they are most prevalent, that may assist in my speculation on when my R2a1 branch might have entered Italy. (For example, if closely matched R2a1ís are concentrated in India, I would reach a different conclusion than if they were distributed along a migration route into Europe.)
I would like to compare my sequence data with any others who have done the Elite Y/Full Y or Big Y tests. Iíd like to find other R2a1ís that closely match. If any other R2a1ís have done Y sequencing and would like to compare notes & SNP info, please let me know. My email is jdonofrio (at) yahoo.com.