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Rhaetian Possibilities

Interesting news from Ray Banks, the administrator of Family Tree DNA’s Haplogroup G Project. He thinks the concentration of G in the area that was anciently called Rhaetia might be due to the Rhaetians. The announcement comes seven years, almost to the day, after I first suggested it to him. I’ve renewed the conversation several times since then. Each time he has objected. He hears...

Updating our information

I’ve neglected many interesting updates to our Hauri project over the past few years. Genetic genealogy is a fast-developing field, where new information quickly supersedes the old. I’m now re-doing the information here. If you have questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.

Genetic Adam to Haplogroup G

Genetic Adam Once a particular marker appears by mutation in a man, all of his descendants will also carry that marker. If we compile information on a large set of markers and project them back in time using computer algorithms, we find that the trail of mutations coalesces in a single y chromosome whose owner lived, according to the genetic dating, some 60,000 years ago (~2,400 generations). The...

Deep Clade Test

One of the members of the Hauri DNA Project ordered a deep clade test. His results came back a few days ago. Because they apply to the rest of us with the same Hauri haplotype, the results are worth going over. The deep clade test looks for the SNP markers that define haplogroups and subgroups. From my test a few years ago, we know that the descendants of Jacob Howry of Howrytown belong to...

Family History: Going Way Back via DNA

by Sarah Brown, Columbia News Service (Feb. 27, 2007) All they had in common was a name. Two strangers from different states sent away swabs of their DNA to be tested. The results came back: They were related. But what does that mean? For Justin Swanstrom of Denver, it meant he could be confident in the genealogy he had compiled through years of meticulous research. For others, the answer is not...

Join Us

We invite interested Hauri males, of whatever spelling, to have a yDNA test and share their results with us. The Hauri yDNA project uses Family Tree DNA, which will do the test, report the results, and notify us (with your permission). Family Tree DNA uses the lab of Dr. Michael Hammer at the University of Arizona, who has done pioneering work in the field of genetic genealogy. We are looking for...

Media Reports

About the Hauri yDNA Project Justin Howery, Are We or Are We Not? (Nov. 17, 2000).Dick Eastman, Howery and Howry Families Linked by DNA Study (Dec. 6, 2000).Margie Wylie, Genealogists Turn to DNA in Tracing Family Trees (Jan. 28, 2001).Megan Smolenyak, What’s Next in the World of DNA Testing? (January-February 2003).Sarah Brown, Family History: Going Way Back with DNA...

Related Families

When surnames were adopted (about 1250-1300 in Switzerland), members of the same paternal line will have have adopted different surnames. So, the Swiss Hauris should be paternally related to dozens of other German and Swiss families with different surnames. DNA test results can reveal these connections. Because genetic testing for genealogy is still in its infancy, most families do not have a...

Haplogroup I

Haplogroup I is almost entirely confined to Europe, where it accounts for 20 percent of the population. The mutation that defines it is believed to have occurred 22.2 thousand years ago somewhere in Europe. Semino et al. (2000) believe that Haplogroup I stems from the Gravettian culture, which arrived in Europe from the Middle East about 20 to 25 thousand years ago. The Gravettian culture...

Hauri Test Results

All male Hauris and Haurys in Switzerland, France and Germany, and their Howery, Howry and Howrey cousins in America, theoretically should have nearly identical y chromosomes, because they almost certainly belong to the same male line, originating in Beromünster, Switzerland in the early 1300s. There hasn’t been time for many mutations in our y chromosomes. The Hauries in France, the Haurys in...

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Justin Swanstrom

Justin Swanstrom

Made in America. Retired attorney. Bookseller at Shining Lotus. No Nazis in Valhalla. He/him.

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