I2a1b2a1 aka I-CTS10228

Since I started DNA research in scope of my genealogical research, I joined Family Tree DNA service [USA], and this post is dedicated to to Y-DNA testing. I do updates of this blog post, as soon as I receive/discover something new and relevant.

First of all I ordered Y-DNA37 only (Jun-2014). It gave me I-P37 as a main predictable haplogroup (but in red color, which was prediction). Later I ordered Y-DNA-67 (Oct-2014) test for more detailed data (more markers – more accurate data, and more accurate matches research). Then I requested a few SNPs, and here are all my results:


  • CTS10228+ (Dec-2014) [Nov-2016: C+, V4023 C+]

    • A2512 C- [Nov-2016]
    • S17250 (Jul-2014) [Nov-2016: YP204 G-, V3022 G-]
    • Z17855 (Apr-2015) [Nov-2016: G-]
    • Y4460+ (Feb-2015) [Nov-2016: A+]
      • SK1241- (Y31845) [May-13-2017: C-, and also SK1242 G-]
      • Y3106 (Nov-2016 appeared on yfull.)

        • Y3118- (Aug-2014) [Nov-20116: T-]
        • S8201- (Dec-2015) [Nov-2016: T-]
        • A6105 C- (Oct-2016),
          • A6106 C- (Nov-2016)
          • I-Y16810 (Feb-2017 moved as sub-branch to A6105. So 99.9% negative.)

Long story short: I’m I2a1b2a1b (based on positive I-Y4460). Neither FTDNA nor YSEQ have new terminal SNP to continue my research (Feb-2017).


UPD (May-28-2016) – Now, confirmed haplogroup for me is child entry I-Y4460.

Now, let’s dive into details 🙂

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Battle of Mołotków

Це ж напевно так треба, бути в Болгарії і найти інфо про битву під Молотьковою (рідним селом). Історію я то знав, але от офіційних документів де згадується старовинна назва села я не мав.

UPD (2015): А ще будучи в Польщі, на пару польських джерел натрапив.


Panorama pola bitwy pod Mołotkowem stoczonej 29 X 1914



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small reward

More than 10 years of research of genealogy, etymology, DNA, families, surnames, languages, countries, customs and I have received small reward recently – feedback from person, whom my data helped to find a lost family information.

“I was doing a Google search on my mother’s maiden name “Lundziak” when I came across the My Heritage site and saw a photo of my mother there.”

“I was so surprised to find this information and photos. It was almost a shock to see my Mom’s photo on the internet.”

“Thanks to you for all the helpful information and time you
are devoting to this. Very much appreciated.”

“Your work is very impressive. If you find out any further info about
either family line, I would be thankful to get it at your convenience.
I can imagine how busy you must be – with work and so many projects.”

“I just had a chance to take a good look at the family tree with the
inclusion of our family in it, and just want to thank you for all your
work. It seems quite an undertaking. I’m still amazed and happy.”


Lundziak (Люндяк, Люндзяк) and Łundziak (Лундяк, Лундзяк) 1) Дякуючи моєму дослідженню роду Люндяків в Новиці (Калуський рон) мене найшла жінка з Америки – бо вона найшла в моєму дереві фотки її мами. Потім вона зрозуміла, що віднайшла втрачену гілку родичів з України і тепер і з Чехії Їх мама Марія і прізвище по татові було LUNDZIAK – це польска форма прізвища ЛУНДЯК (ЛЮНДЯК) – по буквах нам виглядає як лундзяк. Lundziak_Birth_Record_from_Martha
2) В Інтернеті я найшов найстаріший офіційний записLUNDZIAK FRANCISKA – Лундзяк (Лундяк) Францішка – яка народжена 1844го року десь в Німеччині, і з Гамбурга (Німеччина) мігрувала в Америку (New York) в 1873му році. Lundziak_Francishka_1844 Francishka

If this is true – I FOUND THE OLDEST OFFICIAL RECORD of LUNDZIAK – and it’s in Germany. So his father could be between 1820-1810. This is still open research.

R1a vs. I2a [Y-DNA]

In 2014 year I ordered my first Y-DNA using FamilyTree DNA. I-P37 (I2a1) – this is the name haplogroup, which defines my Y-DNA tribe ~10000 years ago. I-P37 is a child branch of І2 aka M438. And this is tribe with the name Dinaric, Balkans group, South Eastern European people. My first Y-DNA test was based on 37 STR base. Details here. But more details in my another post “I2a1b2a1 aka I-CTS10228“.

My goal #1 is achieved – I know what main tribe I belong to. But this is time line ~20000 – ~10000 years ago. It’s very ancient tribes and very ancient DNA. And before go deeper and to closer years, I do research and follow genetic information about what is exactly I haplogroups and how it’s related with other DNA haplogroups.

But before my Y-DNA tests arrived, I expected to be R1a, but it turned out I’m I2a1 (aka I-P37.2).
So all these thoughts bring me here, to this post – I want to describe, research and classify for myself all about I haplogroup and also R haplogroup – the main in regards to Ukrainian as natianlity.

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