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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Haplotype "Q" in Shetland Islands
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 14:11:13 -0500
David....Charles and Steve....
"a Shetland database a while back and was astounded to learn that 8% of the
sample were typed at haplogroup Q - the same percentage as haplogroup
I.".....and that..."Dr. Wilson also indicated that he has found 1 Q in his
large Orkney database."
Since I am classified by STR markers (not SNP's) as in Haplogroup Q by
FTDNA.....it truly astonishing to learn that haplogroup Q is the same as I
in the Shetlands....(8 out of every 100 men)...Previously I had assumed that
Q was a fraction of 1 percent in the British Isles.....
It is possible that these are Beringian founders that are now known as the
Greenland/Iceland Aleut and comprise the bulk of this 8%...or were they
originally men enslaved, or recruited, in the Central-Russian Viking
conquest during the 8th century that extended inland to the Baltic
Region....that might have included Altai descendants from the western tip of
My question would then be to find if indeed my haplogroup Q...is it Q-P36,
Q1-M120, or Q2-M25 or M143 (see YCC figure 1)...And, next to find out what
percentage the Aleut belong to Q, Q1, and Q2...or if these sub-clades are
spread disproportionately, and diffusely, across Europe from Anatolia, or
other migration points, in the near East for the Altai who were, and are,
reportedly the original ancestors of Q and Q3-M3 (Amerindian).... There is
much information on M3 and the three sub-clades of Q3 in the Americas, but
precious little published on the paternal Q sub-clades...
However at this point, don't believe their is a company that can fully test
my STR's and "pigeon-hole" me in one of the three STR groups of Q.....that
would be indeed interesting.....
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