My Y-111 DNA results are extremely unusual because of the 19 deletions. My sons and several others have similar results in the same locations. I wrote to five “experts” for help or advise. One responded and wanted to know the context of the 2 results I provided. I explained to him what I was concerned about and asked for feedback. NO RESPONSE.
Yes, 19 deletions lead you to believe that there was an error in processing and must not be taken seriously, so it is not worth investigating. The assumption by experts that these are erroneous make me feel like my questions are not worthy of their time. I feel like Einstein must have felt when his theories were crazy. The results I have gathered from from about 15 others lead me to my belief that these markers are accurate and will assist me in identifying family. The results are accurate. Since my sons results match mine perfectly and they were done at different times wouldn’t you think there must be validity?
I am looking for a person or group interested in genetic genealogy with an open mind to the possibility that my results are worthy of further investigation. Up to know I feel like the “experts” cannot be bothered with questionable results. It would have been a nice gesture to reply to my query. The silence is deafening!
Rather than ignoring weird results, consider the possible rewards that could result. Getting more Prowse/Prowse’s to take the Y37, Y67, or Y111 would prove ancestry.
The location of these deletions on the Y chromosome are in such a location that fertility is possible, I have children to prove it. But if the deletions occur a little closer to the center of the gene fertility becomes an issue.
Experts, please communicate!