|The purpose of this page is to allow members of Group K2 of the ROSE
DNA Project and genealogists researching these families to more
easily share and understand their test results. Anyone who is a member
of this group is encouraged to contact
me. Also, if you have upgraded to more markers or have been deep
SNP tested, please share these results.
The Rose Family Association Bulletin (2009: 5359) states that
Group K2 is "possibly distantly related (overseas) to the Robert &
Dorothy ROSE family (Group K & K1...)." Groups
K and K1 are closely related to each other their modal haplotypes
differ by only one mutation, as shown in the table below but they are
not closely related to Group K2.
The genetic distances between the modal haplotypes of K2 and K/K1 are
large (see guidelines below). Also, Groups
K and K1 are Haplogroup R-1b1a-2a1a-1a1 (R-U198). They bear the three
key marker values for U198 (highlighted in brighter blue), in addition
to having been deep SNP tested with the result that their most downstream
positive SNP is U198. Group K2 is a different subclade, and I strongly
urge someone in this group be deep SNP tested, so we'll know which one.
Yes, everyone is related if you go back far enough, but people in different
haplogroup subclades haven't had a common ancestor for thousands of years,
and certainly not within genealogical time. Based on their haplotype,
the Group K2 ROSEs are probably R-1b1a-2a1a-1b4 (R-L21), but unless someone
is tested, we won't know for certain.