Ancestry.com did my testing. They use Sorenson Genomics for their test company. I have searches and my haplotype out on SMGF (the Sorenson public site), Genetree (the company that does testing for Sorenson now), Genebase, Ybase and Ysearch (the public site for FTDNA). Since I want to get the broad overview, I’ve made some maps of those matches that each comany thinks are closest to mine. Here are my matches from Ancestry.com. The red ones are further away, the yellow closer.
This is pretty typical. These are just the matches from my top 10. I excluded the Winnie because he only had 12 markers, but that would probably be another peg in Northern Wales or the Netherlands. The missing Winnie was my top match, but the Peterson from Denmark had more markers and is my closest match above 12 markers at ancestry.com. Ironically, Peterson, according to HON, is a Swedish or Scottish last name.
Here are my matches from Genebase:
I believe the closest in this group was the unknown specimen from Denmark..or the Knowltons from Kent again. This is a map posted elsewhere on this site, but I’ve narrowed it down to my closest matches.
Here is a map of ybase matches these are people that have a least 34 markers in common with me:
I haven’t marked any of these closer or further away because Ybase doesn’t do that kind of genetic distance calculation. These are people who match me on any 34 markers. The pin in Denmark is for the Corsons. They believe they are descended from Caersten Jansen who lived in New Amsterdam in the 1600s and was Scandinavian. That could be Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway..etc. Again, Ironically, Corson is listed by House of Names as Scottish.