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Family historians have long been plagued by the problem of finding their ancestors. Genealogists are well aware of the
problem of written records, such as how to verify the information, and where to look. Even when it is known where the documents are, there is always a point where the documents no longer exist, due to loss, destruction, or natural disaster.

Today, DNA analysis is available to family historians to enable them to trace their ancestors back 2,000 years.

The concept of Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) was first developed by Dr. Bruce Walsh for use with DNA analysis. This development was soon followed by the work of Dr. Spencer Wells and the Genographic Project, which analyzes the deep ancestry of the entire human population.

Deep Origins Analysis uses the concept of Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor to determine the place and time for your ancestors within the last two thousand years. Your Y-DNA results will be matched to groups within each country. It plots your ancestry by time and location in chronological order.

  - Your Most Recent Common Ancestor listed by time and location. Cities will be included whenever possible.
   (Example given below)

Group                  Date         Location

You................       now         Sweden
England15........ 1580        Norwich, England
England16........ 1505        Harpole, Northampton, England; London, England; Thurlby, England
Ireland19........... 1430        County Kerry, Ireland
Germany24....... 1305        Cabell County, Germany
Netherlands07... 1305        Netherlands
Denmark03....... 1230        Stadil, Denmark
Germany08....... 1155        Germany
England01......... 1080        Essex, England
England04......... 1030        Benwick, Cambs, England; Moulton, Northampton, England; Essex, England;
                                              Newbold Verdon, England; Liverpool, England; London, England;
                                              Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Scotland06........ 1030        Renfrew (Port Glasgow or Paisley), Scotland; Pike County, Georgia, Scotland
France01........... 1030        Tonquédec, France; Oberroedern, Alsace/Elsass, France
Denmark05.......   805        Laurbjerg, Denmark
Germany38.......   730        Germany
Germany50.......   730        Oberstenfeld, Germany
France03...........   655        France
Germany45.......   580        Falkenhagen, Pomerania/Pommern, Germany
Slovenia02........   500        Gradenc, Slovenia

  Examples of three surname studies of I1 and R1b Y-DNA haplotypes are given at the HAM Country Blog article "Ancient Migrations Using STR TMRCA."


The requirements for ordering the product are that you must have tested for Y-DNA, preferrably with Family Tree DNA.
The more markers tested, the better resolution of the results. Results from less than 37 markers are not reliable for the time frames studied. At least 67 Short Tandem Repeat (STR) markers are recommended.


Only the direct male line is presented (Branching per location is not shown). Typical results are from 500 AD to 1500 AD (500 to 1000 years ago). Individual results may vary. The analysis requires that the customer has been tested for Y-DNA. Format of the data should be in Family Tree DNA or Y-Search format.

Processing can be a long term project for some types of data.

At the present time, the analysis is available to those of European or Mid-Eastern ancestry. Not available for migration within the Americas. For other areas, please inquire about availability of the data.

For Ancient Migrations analysis, if insufficient data exists, your money will be

* Group rates are restricted to no more than 10 individuals who share a genetic distance within the following guidelines:

               37 markers with a genetic distance of no more than 6
               67 markers with a genetic distance of no more than 9
             111 markers with a genetic distance of no more than 12

  All individuals within a Group should be of the same haplotype group (all R1b, or all I1, etc.)

  Minimum of 37 markers. Anything less introduces significant error into the time line which results in unreliable results.
  At least 67 STR markers is recommended.

Click on the shopping cart button (below) to place an order.

   The Ancient Migrations Analysis looks for a TMRCA migration path to your Y-DNA results from within any European country. Specifically, your Y-DNA results are analyzed for a match to groups within each country. Your DNA profile is examined for genetic matches. This provides a location with dates for migration of kits matching your haplotype.
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The Ancient Migrations Analysis looks for a TMRCA migration path to your Y-DNA results from within any European country.
For Groups, please select the appropriate option from the pull down menu.

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