My maternal uncle took a y-DNA test. It placed him in a haplogroup that 23andme referred to as extremely rare as only 1 in 250,000 customers match.
Where my question leads is this:
We had originally thought that my maternal grandfather’s paternal Lowe line descended from the Gunpowder Road Lowe’s of Maryland. I have found a Lowe DNA project on Familytree dna. Checking the results, the Gunpowder Road Lowe ancestors show I-M253. My uncle’s dna tested I-Z74.
I realize both of these belong to the I1, if I am not mistaken. So, am I following the wrong line? Should I redirect my research? For further reference, no one on the family tree dna Lowe DNA project tested at I-Z74. I guess I am at a loss. I don’t know a lot about Haplogroups and how everything should match up. If anyone can help me at all, I would be forever grateful.
I also noticed my uncle’s y dna test does not match any of the Lowe men who have tested on WikiTree.
Thank you for anyone who could help.