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Barr Case Study 'Pinpointing a Paternal ancestral Genetic Homeland (and Beyond!)'
The more genetic markers one shares with another individual who has also taken a commercial ancestral Y-DNA test, then the more recent one’s common male ancestor lived. Hence matches at the 67 and 37 marker level will reveal where one’s direct male ancestor lived when paternally inherited surnames first appeared, which in Britain and Ireland was approximately 1000 years ago. Mr Barr’s closest genetic matches revealed a paternal ancestral link with Ayrshire in Southern Scotland (Click here to read Part I of the Barr Y-DNA Case Study report).
The genetic matches at the 25 and 12 marker level reflect shared ancestry prior to the appearance of surnames and by examining these one can begin to unlock ones paternal ancestral journey over many millennia (Click here to read Part II of Mr Barr’s paternal ancestral journey prior to the appearance of surnames). If you think you may share common ancestry with Mr Scott Barr or you may be able to add detail to his paternal ancestral journey then you can contact him by emailing heberscot