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From: Cheryl Morris <>
Subject: [DNA] Red Hair Rare in Swedes? No
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 21:01:01 -0700
>Red hair does occur in my Swedish family as well as black - blonde really
>does not. Dad was dark enough in hair and complexion that he could have
>passed as a Native American but he is Swedish back as far as I can trace
>[mid-1600s - female side, however, was Vallon].
Other sides of my Swedish family are also very dark - yet they are from all
areas of Sweden around the central lakes. My maternal grandfather had
bright red hair - pure Swede back as far as I can go.
When I was in Sweden, I noted a lot of very dark Swedes - I really think
the blonde is a myth in many areas of Sweden.