On 2008.02.29, Hope Gordon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote the lines
beginning with > below.
My Haplogroup is K.You can upgrade, >from your original sample. Only matches within your
own haplogroup are significant, and they don't mean much at HVR-1
only. If you also have an exact match at HVR-2, that's a pretty good
indication that you share a common matrilineal ancestor within the
last six or seven centuries.
Using the map provided on the Jewish Ukraine West page, I enlargedAll it means is that no one else has joined the project and
designated that town as the maternal ancestral origin.
mtDNA, because of its slower mutation rate compared to Y-DNA, is
most useful for finding deep ancestry, refining the haplogroup
classification, but if someone descended >from a more recent common
ancestor takes the test, an exact match will be your proof...
However, DNA cannot tell you how far back your common ancestor
may have lived, or how closely you are related to your match.
Wilmington DE USA