Elmers, Aylmers and the Normans

Although I haven’t posted about it much here and I haven’t updated the Ed Elmer blogspot site in a while, we’re continuing to recruit members and add evidence and to shore up our discoveries using Autosomal and Y DNA. We have a broad range of interests in our small group. We have members whose Y …

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And Then There Were Two

If you take a look at my previous posts on DF95 and the Cumberland Cluster, you’ll see that Big Y showed us to be a lone line of men straight from Z18, among other lone lines of men also coming directly form Z18. All our branches (save one) died out around the tail end of the …

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DF95 Do Over

I’m splitting these posts up in the hopes of keeping them short. Between 600BC and 0AD (I never know whether to put AD or BC(E) on that one) we can say that some series of events whittled the Cumberland Cluster down to a single man. In that same time, some similar series of events seems …

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DF95 Not Alone in Being Alone

Previously in DF95 All Together Alone, I gave some examples of how the Cumberland Cluster is striking for it’s differences. Thinking about the question of how we can all be so alike (in our STR results), but so different from others we examined the SNPs turned up by big Y.  I talked about Y lines …

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DF95 – All Together Alone

One of the really striking things about Y DF95 or the Cumberland Cluster, is that we generally tend to have fewer Y matches than others in R1b and R1b-U106 and I imagine even other men in R1b-Z18. In my experience, using Y STRs, we have less false positive matches at lower levels than other haplogroups …

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Hidden Branches of the Cumberland Cluster

Since the DYS458.2 cluster bomb in 2013 we’ve entered the world of next gen Y testing like Big Y. That testing has compressed the search for relevant SNPs from a years long trudge down to a matter of a few months (along with a bunch of analysis afterwards). In 2013 we knew we had two branches. …

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Some DF95 Cumberland Updates

An update to my map with panel testers and big Y testers on it. I apologize if you’re color blind as I’ve used colors here to differentiate the tests. Red (floating in the sea and placed in Germany) represent out Cumberland Cluster A testers Corson and Schmidt. I’ve put Corson/Jansen in the sea because they …

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Big Y Cluster Bomb and Thoughts about Migration

It’s kind of hard to believe it’s been a few years since I posted on the 458.2 break up of the Cumberland cluster in the R-Z18 project. I figured it’s time to go forward a bit. Look at new members on each side of that divide and think about our Big Y results so far. …

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Ball 3: Results from Denmark

I attempted to contact four or five Cumberland candidates from Denmark. Some from Ancestry.com some from Ysearch and a couple from the Scandinavia project at FTDNA. Of the people I contacted three of them were definitely in the DYS458.2 section of the Cumberland cluster. One of my contacts agreed to run the test for DF95 …

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Continuing Thoughts about Migration

I was tooling around the FTDNA site checking on my DF95 results and happened into the “maps” area. Since I’m always excited about map speculation, I checked it out. It’s very basic. Since I’m in R1b it has that group highlighted with a nice line going to the  general vicinity of France. What was interesting …

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