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Subject: [DNA] DNA analysis along the Silk Road
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 07:20:05 EDT
Thanks for giving these links! You may recall I was confused about what
"Eurasia" meant on my Oxford mtDNA report which linked me to the rare
"Ulrike". The links on the study listed in the Silk Road letter has proved
I guess they are not doing anything with mtDNA on this study, but now that I
know I somehow am Eurasian on top of all my known Western European ancestry,
I am trying to get a feeling for that part of the world.
I actually met two Eurasians on a recent trip to CT to scout out a location
for my O'Neill family reunion. One Eurasian was a brown-eyed woman from
Moldova and the other was a blue-eyed man from Belarusk. (Excuse my
spelling!) They are each hard-working Americans now. Big world! Great
country--the USA I mean!
P.S. I wanted to point out that the charts you get with your Oxford mtDNA
reading are not the same for each person who receives them--that is, above
and beyond the obvious differences between one person's "daughter" and
another person's "daughter." Those people with one of the Seven Daughters
seem to have gotten charts with spokes and circles. Those of us who had rare
"daughters" got a map of where our daughter is thought to have originated and
a chart of where the many daughters diverged from the main line. I say this
because I think those of you conversing about spokes and circles are probably
confusing people who did not receive such a chart.