Okay, so it seems my 16.2 is in some way important. So I decided to make a search of those people who had certain slow markers DYS388, 392, 393, 426, 437, 438, 454, 455 as determined by a web site I saw and DYS458 of 16.2.
So these should be people who match with me at a really basic level and then have the added benefit of a 16.2. Any or all of these could be freak mutations, but many of these also seemed to have other numbers I wasn’t looking for in common with me like YCAIIa and b being 19 – 22 and DYS447 = 24. Also a noticable amount of people had the DYS385b = 11 which is usually a killer.
I could only do this search on ancestry.com and SMGF because only they allow for 16.2 to be displayed. Genetree masks the actual numbers, FTDNA displays 17 for these people and Genebase appears to display 16. So if this is an important number, most people won’t know it.
So here is that map:
Some positions had to be total guesses because the people themselves don’t know, just like me. Many though were pretty well educated on where they were from and I could get a lot from their pedigrees. Again I tried to colorize my closer matches but right now the colorizing is incomplete because SMGF only displays the numbers you searched for. So I don’t have the actual ranking for the SMGF people, I’ll have to go back and look at them individually to see where they fit.
For kicks though I compared this map with a map of Germanic migration as it met the Roman empire. The scale is off but you get the idea:
I have no idea what these people's Haplogroups are. They could be J for all I know as SMGF and Ancestry.com don't display the haplogroups of matches.
I've copied my Y DNA test over to FTDNA and now see what my values are for this 458.2 which helped me figure out my U106 status.
On that same post from comment above (The Slow March to FTDNA) you can also see a bit of info on a group that fits amazingly well with the information I was figuring out above in this post. Hopefully I'll be able to get a test to see if I'm Z18 or Z14 positive this summer.
I am definitely Z14, the results are in.
FTDNA displays 16.2 as 16 in their database, not 17 as I was counseled by Ysearch. So my matches with 17 people will be a little more off than normal and any matches I missed listed as 16 will be stronger at Ysearch because of that.