Andreas (Basso) West
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Andreas (Basso) West

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Andreas West formerly Basso
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Andreas (Basso) West has Italian Roots.
Andreas (Basso) West has German Roots.
Andreas (Basso) West has Czech Roots.


Basso - One name study

If you happen to have the surname Basso I'd suggest you check out my Basso one name study page [1] which gives insights on several possible Italian communities where the name originated from. Hope you can link your family to one of those as well!
Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio di italiano.
Deze gebruiker heeft een gemiddelde kennis van de Nederlandse taal.
Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.


I was adopted by the late Heinz West at the age of 7 hence my surname changed from Basso to West. I was born in Duisburg, Germany but currently live in Singapore where I'm the Co-Founder and CEO of Numero Pte Ltd, working on the next generation of DNA Genealogy software, see Your DNA family.

I have actually forgotten when I started with genealogy but it's been more than 15 years ago for sure. Researching the life and circumstances under which my ancestors lived has not only told me much about history but keeps the memories about my ancestors alive and hopefully helps other researchers.



I did Whole Genome Sequencing and as of now my Y-Haplogroup is: E-A9723 (also named E-BY3880) with terminal SNPs: A9723 • BY19390 • BY6203 • BY6204 • BY6349 • BY6357 • BY6425 • Y47298

It was formed 4300 ybp and the TRMCA is 4100 ybp.

This goes back to Asiago in Italy where his oldest male ancestors have moved along the Balkan all the way up to Italy (not verified but most likely used that route).


H4a1a1a* with id:YF63802 (formed 1650 ybp, TMRCA 1000 ybp).

HVR1: A16129G, T16187C, C16189T, T16223C, G16230A, T16278C, C16311T, C16519T

HVR2: C146T, C152T, C195T, A247G, T310TC, C514, C522CAC

CR: A769G, A825T, A1018G, G2706A, A2758G, C2885T, A3468G, T3594C, C3992T, A4024G, G4104A, T4312C, T5004C, T7028C, G7146A, T7256C, A7521G, G8269A, T8468C, T8655C, G8701A, G9123A, C9540T, A10044G, G10398A, T10664C, A10688G, C10810T, C10873T, C10915T, A11719G, A11914G, T12705C, G13105A, G13276A, T13506C, T13650C, C14365T, T14766C

Path from H: H -> H4 -> H4a -> H4a1 -> H4a1a -> H4a1a1 -> H4a1a1a

Haplogroup H, the parent of H4, originated in the Near East and expanded throughout Europe after the peak of the Ice Age. H4 branched off approximately 12,000 years ago in the Black Sea region and then expanded into Eastern Europe, eventually making its way as far west as the British Isles.

The H4a1a1a* subclade is determined by the mutation of A73G! which is normally A (ancestral) and has mutated to G.

Your DNA family app

I'm also the author of the "Your DNA family" [see here] which:

Automatically identify DNA cousins, get more and better results out of your DNA test. Solve family mysteries and overcome brick walls when paper trails end Concentrating on helping orphans, adoptees and interested genealogists in: - discovering previously unknown family members - overcoming roadblocks in their genealogy - verifying the paper trail research to their ancestors many generations back into the past - getting the most out of autosomal DNA tests including identifying which of their matches are 'identical by descent' - organising their many new DNA cousins into secure, closed groups so that they work collaboratively on identifying their common ancestor and combine their family trees

For more information about it's features and to see the app in action please check out this [video]

Work in progress

While he continues to bring over all of his researched ancestors over here (despite having little spare time), the full information about all related and non-related people he researched can be looked up here in the meantime (this includes a large list of mostly German surnames).

Andreas's current to-do list

Here are the profiles Andreas West is currently working on, mostly cleaning up the Gedcom left over and connecting them, putting the sources into proper footnotes. Can you help?

Andreas's current to-do list

Digital Afterlife

March 25, 2015

In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 18752 days, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my extended family members (including my former spouses and their family).

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Andreas or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Andreas (Basso) West: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup E-L117, FTDNA kit #349062 + Y-Chromosome Test 50839 markers, haplogroup E-A9723
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Andreas (Basso) West: Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H4a1a1a*
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Andreas:

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Ciao! This is just a general check-in for members of the Italy project. I am checking to see who is still interested in being a member of the project as we go through some much needed restructuring. I was also wondering what teams you would like to be on. We’ve created teams for each part of Italy. North, South, Islands etc. They will be explained further in an upcoming g2g post. Stay tuned. For now, please let me know if you are still interested in the project and if you’d like to be a member of a team.
posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hi Chris,

my ancestors are from Asiago in the Province of Vicenza and I'm very active in researching them based on the civil registry in Vicenza that is available online. However, all my progress on my own direct ancestors is here on WikiTree already, due to the limited gene pool in that mountain village and the fact that the church books were destroyed during WWI I'm working mostly on the family trees of DNA matches to identify the common ancestor (which is very difficult due to the limited gene pool and no written sources before 1870 or so).

posted by Andreas (Basso) West
Oof. Sorry about the church records. =( I'll put you in the Northeast team as that's where Venice and that town are in. Good luck with everything!

Oh! And send me a message if you want to be a part of the Italy project Google Group and Discord server.

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
edited by Chris Ferraiolo
Andreas, I have early German settlers to Pennsylvania however I have not discovered when and who. I do know one surname is Cramer or it could have been Kramer.

share DNA with Marsha: Marsha (Cramer) Baker: MyHeritage DNA, GEDmatch H089393

Good luck

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
edited by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Marsha,

Thanks for your comment. I currently don’t have time to work on the German immigrants to PA project due to my main work at my DNA genealogy app.

I hope that I can add it in the future when I fits in.

posted by Andreas (Basso) West
Hi, please add the category to your page:

Category: Italy, Basso Name Study with the beginning and end

This is part of the project reorganization and will properly categorize the name study for Italy. Thank you!

posted by Sheryl Moore
Sorry Sheryl, I don’t get what the category format should be like that you want me to add to this page.

Can you just paste it here and I’ll add it?

Thanks in advance

posted by Andreas (Basso) West
Andreas,please change your {{German Roots} template to {{German Roots Sticker} since your profile is not managed by the German Roots Project. (I have left off one of the braces on the preceeding templates, so that they will show up in this message).

To show your participation in the project, please add Category:German Roots Project to your profile.

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for your comment to me. I was not issuing any sort of threat, but simply informing you. Sorry if I didn't communicate that well. Steven and I had a little bump in our communications due to an email problem/outage he had. I apologize for the second round of messages. Of course you are always welcome to work in German categories. I believe that Isabelle Rassinot has been trying to straighten out the Baden categories (perhaps they are the historical categories.) Thank you.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
It's been a week since we first contacted you about the Categorization project. If I don't hear from you by August 14, I will assume that you don't wish to be part of the project any longer and will remove the badge. I thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Andreas,

I’m Steven, coordinator of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team.

Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project.

Thanks, Steven

posted by Steven Harris
I have PA descendants, mainly Luzerne and York Counties...Gedcom 120309 DNA Kit Gedmatch A398834
Hi, I do have PA descendents.

Gerlach #M156615

posted by Aubrey Teeter
I have several Palentine ancestors on my maternal line. I have had DNA testing by My Heritage (recently) and Ancestry about 8 years ago. I am an active member of and also My Heritage, where the results of my DNA tests are recorded. I don't understand how to compare results for genealogy. What info do you need from me?

I will send My Heritage kit number, if that will help. I have a printout, 44.5 pages/42-43 people (kit #, name, email, Haplogroup, Autosomal & X-DNA) of matches to my DNA. Danner, Tomer, Doner, Tener are some of the major names in my Maternal line.

Judith Stracener Kail, [email address removed]

posted by Judi Stracener
Andreas, do you know anyone who would have time to transcribe a bit of Kurrentschrift into modern German J Palotay has been so helpful translating from Hungarian, and she has a request of her own. I would love to help her!

Can I do anything for you in return? I'm a WikiTree leader so I'm handy with categories and templates and such.


posted by Karen Lowe
So my line to Mathias Rübsam is complete now. WikiTree thinks we are 9C1R.

So we look for DNA now!

posted by Willi Richter