My last 180,000 genealogic years of wandering the earth

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Have tested with a variety of companies: 23andMe, Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, GENO 2.0.

My maternal line is: H1
My paternal line is: R1b1a2a1a1c1a U106
R1b-U106 > Z381 > Z156 > Z306 > Z304 > DF98 > S18823 > FGC20588

Looking back, the great majority of my DNA genepool since 1750 has been almost exclusively from the United Kingdom (last 7 generations). genepool

Looking further back several thousand years, my grandparents are primarily from modern western Europe. SNPs within my YDNA indicate that my male family line was in the Baltic region back when the pyramids were being built.

Ethnicity estimate Ethnicity estimate – recent (last several thousand years).

I am still learning much about DNA so if I got something wrong or misanalyze something please drop me a line:

My Maternal Lineage

Maternal line testing - H1

My mother’s direct maternal line derives from a direct ancestor born in East Africa about 180,000 years ago. From East Africa, this lineage spread across northeastern Africa. Between 60-70,0000 years ago my maternal line moved then from Africa and settled  in the eastern Mediterranean region (the area from modern Turkey to the modern Caucasus region). Western migration into Europe began about 22-30,000 years ago. This maternal line (H1 which evolved from H, HV, R0, R, N and L3) slowly spread across western Europe (Germany, Alps/Tyrolia, British Isles) as the last ice age continued its retreat.

Below is the evolution of my DNA maternal tree.

mtDNA timeline
mtDNA timeline measured in years from time of identifiable origination

My Paternal Timeline

My paternal line has genetic markers tracking back approximately 140,000 years. My family’s modern ancestry originated in the British Isles. However the path taken out of Africa to reach the British Isles took a much more scenic route than did my mother’s maternal line.

Both my maternal and paternal family lines originated in the British Isles before arriving in North America during the 1600s.

Paternal line testing R-Z307

Below is the evolution of my DNA paternal tree.

YDNA timeline
YDNA migration timeline measured in years from time of identifiable origination.

Neanderthal Fraternization

At some time more than 30,000 years ago there was a Neanderthal grandparent, or two, introduced into the family tree.


However, there is a 0.0 percent trace of Denisovan DNA. The Denisovans are a fairly recently identified predecessor line to modern humans. It is generally thought that they lived and thrived mostly in southeast Asia and central Siberia, but Denisovans have been confirmed as having been present in southwest Europe in Spain about 400,000 years ago.

You are welcome to add to or to correct this story by contacting: Bill Golden,

BTW – I look forward to sharing your stories, photos and in-search-of quests. Contact me at the email address above.