Andreas (Basso) West

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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Profile last modified 20 Nov 2019 | Created 16 Feb 2014
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Wiki Genealogist September 2019 Club 100 Italy Project Member One Place Studies Project Member April 2016 Club 100 Generous Genealogist -  Green Star February 2016 Club 100 Community Star June 2015 Club 100 May 2015 Club 100 April 2015 Club 1,000 Family Star G2G6 March 2015 Club 100 February 2015 Club 100 Czech Roots Project Member WikiTree Apps Project Member Pre-1700 Germany Project Member One Name Studies Project Member
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Andreas (Basso) West has Italian Roots.
Andreas (Basso) West has German Roots.
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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 (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.

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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Andreas is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Birth name and organizer of the Basso One Name study project
Roots in Bohemia through the surname of Kruell
Tested at 23andme, FTDNA and AncestryDNA - Also on GEDmatch with the kit no M102951
About 86% of my ancestors are from Germany
My male line BASSO originates in Asiago, Province of Vicenza
Organizer of the Basso One Name Study
DNA Tested
Andreas West's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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 2300 markers, haplogroup E-V13
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Andreas (Basso) West: Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup H4a1a
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Andreas:

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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
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
posted by Steve 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,

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

Andreas is 49 degrees from Louis Braille, 31 degrees from Greta Moody and 26 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.