Are forensic results of a identification mtDNA test of my son and myself sufficient? [closed]

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When my son, ANTHONY PAUL STRIKWERDA, (Strikwerda-13) was killed  mtDNA tests were taken. One was a sample of my blood, One was a sample of Tony's blood and One was a skeletal sample of the unknown male. The results from all three samples were identical. I have the sequence of all results. Is that all I need and how do I enter them? The page asks for a Mitrochondrial Halogroup, a test type, and a mitosearch ID which is not on my Notification. Does it being a Forensic test exclude it's relevance for Genealogy? The result was ​Difference to Published sequence​ at positions 263 G; 315.1 additional C; 322 G; 16390 A.

WikiTree profile: Eileen Strikwerda
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in Genealogy Help by Eileen Strikwerda G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
closed by Eileen Strikwerda

2 Answers

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Hello Eileen, how incredibly sad to read your son was killed, it must be a big void in your life x

At Wikitree we don't actually upload test results, we essentially advise that we have tested with a company and note which test and WikiTree creates the links along the family lines for us.

I would highly recommend you contact FamilyTreeDNA and have a chat with them to see if there is anyway they could work with your son's results where they can create a profile that you might be able to use.  Good luck I wish you well.
by Rhonda Lucas G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
Thank you Rhonda, I will see if FamilyTreeDNA can help me. I appreciate your quick response, suggestion and kind thoughts. Have a great day. Blessings, Eileen
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My sympathies. You can create a profile at with the data you have, then link your Wiki record to the profile.

You were tested for HVR1 and HVR2.

The HVR1 section is already prefaced with 16, so you would enter 390 in the first field, skip the second field, and enter A in the third field (drop-down list).

For the HVR2 section, enter 263 in the first field, skip the next field, and enter G in the third field.

In the next line in the HVR2 section, enter 315 in the first field, use the drop-down list to enter .1 in the second field, and put C in the third field. That's the way the "additional C" is notated.

If you need more assistance, write to me privately
by Ann Turner G2G6 Mach 1 (17.6k points)
Thankyou Ann. That was very helpful. I have followed your very clear instructions and it seems to have worked well. All the best, Eileen

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