The Lost Creek DNA Project


Test Information

  • Taken by L.K. Ross 
    Vendor 23andMe 
    Test Type Y-DNA 
    Most distant ancestor Byron Ross,   b. Abt 1839, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1922 
    Most recent common ancestor James Arthur Ross,   b. 1 Mar 1915, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1987, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Haplogroup R-M405 - Confirmed 
    Terminal SNP R-M405 

The Germanic branch (S21/U106/M405)

The principal Proto-Germanic branch of the Indo-European family tree is R1b-S21 (a.k.a. U106 or M405). This haplogroup is found at high concentrations in the Netherlands and north-west Germany. R1b-S21 would then have blended for more than a millennium with preexisting Scandinavian populations, represented by haplogroups I1, I2-L801, R1a-Z284. Later the Danish and Norwegian Vikings have also contributed to the diffusion of R1b-S21 (alongside I1, I2b1 and R1a) around much of Western Europe, but mainly in Iceland, in the British Isles, in Normandy, and in the southern Italy.

You are are an inferred DNA test match cousin if you have not taken this test. This test shows the relationship with other testers who share this Paternal DNA Haplogroup. The Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M405 is the inferred male DNA of Byron Ross, his male descendants and his male ancestors.