I was adopted by the late Heinz West at the age of 7 hence my surname changed from Basso (my BF is still alive) 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 have the relatively rare paternal haplogroup of E1b1b1a1b1a also known as E-V13 which is a subgroup of E1b1b1a (for an European).
I recently 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
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 (MTree under construction, meaning my haplogroup will hopefully soon be identified even further down).
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.
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).
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?
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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