Tips for posting your questions for DNA Test Results Help
1. Did you run a results match with FTDNA if applicable?
2. How many markers were you off out of 12? Out of 25? Out of 37?
3. If you had no matches in the Phillips DNA Project, did you upload to ySearch?
4. What markers were you mismatched on?
5. Be as specific as you can.
Not having recieved my entire YDNA test yet, I have used markers 36 to 67 to determine that my haplotype is 100 percent r1b1b2. My question...I am very interested in carrying that further with deep glade testing because I want to know if I have the markers for whatever subclades I might have. Does FTDNA use the information from the 67 marker test to determine subclades or does it stop at r1b1b2? The algorithms used to predict r1b1b2 are pretty well defined and can be found on the web. Should I pay for a Deep Clade test. Family Tree DNA isn't very clear on this point.
I recommend that you wait until all of your STR results have returned from the lab. Then we can see what sub-haplogroup FTDNA predicts for you. If it looks like it might be helpful to order the Deep Clade test, I will let you know. I think FTDNA relies mostly on the first 12 markers for its predictions.
FTDNA did come back with R1b1a2 which is the 2011 version of R1b1b2 which means R-M269. From some research I discovered that almost certainly based on the allele numbers that came back I am R1b1a2a1a1a1 which is S29 or U198+ depending on what you look at. I joined this project, BUT I needed to do a Deep Clade test to confirm 100 percent that the U198+ marker is there. So if you are interested in knowing your subclades which is really interesting information you will probably find some haplogroup predictor that will almost certainly predict your subclades, but it is only a prediction even though the predictor may say 100 percent. I am just letting you know my experience. Aside from the fact that this nomenclature is VERY confusing and they change it every year.