I had my DNA checked by these folks. My yDNA is R1b and my mtDNA is 'V'.
Did they trace you back to anybody of significance?
Is this anything like "Presidue"?
So might you be Irish?
A little trans-generational graffiti is even more intriguing.
“Scientists have detected the faint genetic traces left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East.”
FAINT genetic traces, my foot. Visit Turkey, Syria and the Palestinian area in general and you’ll meet people with blue eyes and blond hair. These are the areas that were in the path that the Crusaders took on their way to the Holy Land. Does anyone think that the Crusaders practiced celibacy?
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Marty = Paternal Haplogroup O(2?)(M175)
Maternal Haplogroup H
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There is an important Lebanese Christian family named Franjieh. I remember reading once that the name derives from “Franks” (the general term for people from Western Europe) and that they believed themselves descended from the Crusaders. The DNA results would tend to bear that out (although I don’t know if any Franjiehs were included in the study).
So, you are typically British/NW European stock.
Both R1b and V come from the Basque area Franco-Iberian ice age refuge after the last glacial maximum, V beginning around 16k year ago and spreading north along the coast from the southern refuge after the LGM. V is not as common as the H haplogroup but R1b has about 90% frequency in the Basque region and spread from the southern refuge about the same time.
All of this is from "The Origins of the British" by Stephen Oppenheimer, part of my current reading list.
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Mine is 100 proof.
How much did it cost.. if anything to get tested?
I’m curious about having it done myself.
“Crusaders ‘Left Genetic Legacy’”
Although I only saw a couple of episodes of the “Cadfael” series on PBS,
IIRC, in one episode the ex-Crusader-turned-monk discovered a young
visitor from the Holy Land is likely his son.
The ME pop is a mixture of everybody on the planet since everybody on the planet has one time or another gone rampaging through there even before oil was discovered to have significant value.
Don’t believe much of it but a fun map of man’s supposed migration genetically etc. http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/