Tonight, the 23andMe results have come back for a relative of mine – a gentleman for whom I am his 3rd cousin once removed. At this point in time, his Relative Finder results are not back but his daughter and I spoke this evening about his results and we learned some interesting things!
Of particular interest for me was his mtDNA. His maternal lineage is L3e2a1b. It is through this line that we are connected for he is the son of a female descendant of my 3rd great-grandmother, Isariah Wood. Isariah is a paternal ancestor of mine, so I don’t have her mtDNA. I am so pleased to know her lineage now!
However, this is a perfect example of needing a capacity as I described in an earlier post of being able to tag DNA sequences to specific individuals in a more shareable fashion than what we currently have with 23andMe. Furthermore, tomorrow his Relative Finder matches should come in so I am particularly interested to see where we will match DNA. Oh, the anticipation is killing me! :-)
Note: Read my other blog posts on mine and my family’s 23andMe results.