Whitney Family DNA Project, Results for Kit 75596

From WRG
Jump to navigationJump to search

Miscellaneous > Whitney Family DNA Project > Whitney Family DNA Project, Results for Kit 75596

Kit Number


Test Subject Name

James William Whitney


-private-, -private-, -private-, Charles E., William E., perhaps son of Arvy5, Elisha5, Ephraim5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1

Earliest proven Whitney ancestor: William E. Whitney, b. 1827, perhaps in New York.


This person's DNA shows that he is a member of Haplogroup R1b1b2. This is a subset of Haplogroup R1b, the most frequent Y-chromosome haplogroup in Europe. Its frequency is highest in Western Europe (and due to European emigration, in North America). In southern England, the frequency of R1b is about 70% and in parts of Spain, Portugal, France, Wales, and Ireland, the frequency of R1b is greater than 90%.

During the last ice age, groups of people are thought to have lived near the tree line in what is now northern Spain, the Middle East, and the Eurasian Steppes. As the ice melted, those populations moved north and distributed their unique haplogroups throughout Europe.

Based upon this information, this person's male line ancestors probably lived in what is now northern Spain about 20,000-30,000 years ago.

Europe haplogroups 1.jpg
Europe haplogroups 2.jpg

Markers 1-12

DYS 393 DYS 390 DYS 19 DYS 391 DYS 385a DYS 385b DYS 426 DYS 388 DYS 439 DYS 389-1 DYS 392 DYS 389-2
13 24 15 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30

Markers 13-25

DYS 458 DYS 459a DYS 459b DYS 455 DYS 454 DYS 447 DYS 437 DYS 448 DYS 449 DYS 446a DYS 446b DYS 446c DYS 446d
17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17

Markers 26-37

DYS 460 GATA H4 YCA Iia YCA Iib DYS 456 DYS 607 DYS 576 DYS 570 CDY a CDY b DYS 442 DYS 438
11 12 19 23 15 15 20 17 34 36 11 12


  • The DNA results for this individual show that he is a direct descendant of the immigrant John Whitney.
  • The results, out to 12 markers, are a near match to John Whitney's "signature" DNA profile, with the following exception:
  • The results at marker DYS 391 a show 10 repeats instead of the standard 11 repeats. Only one other descendant of John Whitney who has been tested has this difference at this location. This is the person with kit number 8223.