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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: Scottish Tribes of Jewish Origin
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:48:38 -0600
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Todd A. Farmerie wrote:
> Without seeing the data, you can't trust it - most people who draw these
> conclusions don't understand the technology. That being said the site
> says the DNA markers trace to the western Med. They then speculate
> without foundation that it is Sephartic, rather than, say, Gothic
> (recall that the Visigoths and Ostrogoths held sway in those regions),
> or better, Roman.
Well, I actually HAVE the Scottish part of the data, almost
650 DNA profiles. If give me numbers, I can compare.
That said, this supposedly refers to Sephardic. Ashkenazi
Jewish I know a little bit about. They, and the descendants
of Somerled, the MacDonalds, are haplogroup R1a. However,
there is a clear difference in haplotype between us and
them ... the split was very long ago, somwhere in
the Mideast of the eastern Mediterranean. The number of
R1a people in the Scottish clan study, which does not
contain MacDonalds, as we have our own study, is about 10
out of 500. In the MacDonalds it is about 30 out of 150.
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