Haplogroup W Resources
The 23andme report provides only a top-level idea of your position in the Haplogroup W family tree. However your full 23andme mtdna result has results for 65% of the full genome result necessary to place you precisely in the Haplogroup W family tree. This placement can give you information about your deep family history.
I can translate your 23andme result to full genome CRS values and be able to place you in the Haplogroup tree.
To do this, in 23andme go to My Account... Browse raw data... And then click download raw data on the upper right. In the next screen you have to give your password and secret answer. In the bottom drop down 'Data Set' pick mitochondrial dna. A zip file will be generated which you can send to me by email. If you have any information on your matrilineal (mother's mother's mother's mother's...) European or Asian ancestor's place of residence, please mention that.
Why am I doing this? Most 23andme results I've processed so far have given us new information on our Haplogroup W family history, either identifying new branches of the tree or providing a place of origin data for an existing branch.
I'll get back to you with the results. I'll keep your personal information completely confidential, but will use the result to improve the family tree (any new branches and the Old World geographic origin of that branch).
James Lick's Hapmap page will provide similar results for 23andme users as the analysis I accomplish, but without the interpretation. 23andme members can follow Haplogroup W discussion threads under the Community tab of their maternal line area.
Family Tree DNA Members
I make the same offer to those who have tested with Family Tree DNA who want to understand their results, especially those with full genome results that they have not submitted to Genbank. To do this, go to your myFTDNA Results tab. Copy the Mutations section ('HVR1 differences from rCRS, HVR2 differenes from rCRS, Coding Region Differences from rCRS') from the web page and paste into an e-mail and send it to me at this address. If you have any information on your matrilineal (mother's mother's mother's mother's...) European or Asian ancestor's place of residence, please mention that..
The discussion area of the Family Tree DNA Haplogroup W Project is open only to those who have been tested at Family Tree DNA and have been assigned to Haplogroup W. The public results are available to everyone, although the administrators use private data which they do not share to categorize results and use subgroup designations not approved by phylotree.org which creates confusion. Click here to go to the Haplogroup W page.
The Haplogroup W Facebook page has pretty low participation but is not totally inactive.
Phylotree.org provides the latest mtdna family tree and is the semi-official source for subgroup designations.
Ian Logan provides invaluable resources on current full mtdna full sequences, and provides instructions on how to submit your full genome results to Genbank.
The Wikipedia Haplogroup W page has relatively limited and out-of-date information.
Comments? Corrections? Questions? E-mail me!