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Subject: Re: Re: [DNA] Halotype Analysis
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 07:26:39 +0000
I should also note that the surname Pearson is found in both Shetland and Orkney - Q country. If you have already been tested for SNP markers such as M45, P36, M242 and M3 then since the latter was negative then it is problematic to differentiate between Central Asian, Native American, and European Q. The best quide is a haplotype analysis. As I mentioned before, if your matches are with Iceland, Shetland and Norway then almost certainly you are the descendant of a Norse Viking - if not, then .....................
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> I really appreciate the information on the Normans, thanks. I think my Q
> Haplotype surprised the researchers for some reason. The said it was rare.
> They, ( without my asking ) wanted to test for the M3 marker. I have always
> been fascinated with Native Americans and thought "sure why not". I told
> them that my ancestry was pretty well documented in Quaker records and I had
> it back to the 1500s in/near Cheshire England. That is when they doubted
> the M3, but still they chose to pursue it for interests sake. They did not
> charge me any more for doing so. I was hoping that someone was not
> adopted... Many Pearsons in the US are actually Swedish. I hope that
> I can be of help to those that are R and have an interest.
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> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [DNA] Halotype Analysis
> > From what I gather Ken, Steve already has data suggesting he is Q
> > (probably haplotype testing from FTDNA which Steve can confirm). Why
> > would he need DNA Heritage to do a 43 marker test?
> > I don't understand what would possess Trace Genetics to do an M3 (Native
> > American Q3) test in someone whose ancestors hail from Cheshire (unless of
> > course they were requested to do so). Steve would possibly profit from
> > P36, M242, M45 and other SNPs to give info on the "type of Q".
> > By the way Steve, the Norse Vikings settled the Cheshire area. The
> > Normans were largely from what is today Denmark and while Q runs at 4% in
> > Norway I don't recall seeing a Danish Q - although there has to be a stray
> > or two out there. Do you have close matches from Shetland, Iceland, or
> > Norway?
> > David F.
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> >> You are in an unusual situation --- SNP tests but no haplotype! Yes, a
> >> good
> >> fraction of the Normans were just a few generations from their Viking
> >> ancestors who took over the area of France --- Normandy. There were
> >> Vikings directly from Scandinavia and Vikings who had already settled in
> >> Britain before moving on to Normandy. I am sure you will hear from some
> >> other folks on this list with an interest in Q. All things considered,
> >> number of interesting markers, price, speed of response .... I'd do the
> >> DNA
> >> Heritage 43 marker test.
> >> Ken
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> >> To:
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:28 PM
> >> Subject: Re: Re: [DNA] Halotype Analysis
> >> > Hi Ken,
> >> >
> >> > I have to say that Trace Genetics was not able to identify a haplotype
> >> > for
> >> my Q. I am pretty sure they did not, but tomorrow I will take another
> >> look
> >> at it to confirm. They were able to show that I did not have the M3
> >> mutation
> >> which would have made it specifically American Indian. They said the Q
> >> was
> >> pretty rare in Europe and more prominent (sp?) in Eurasia and
> >> Scandinavia.
> >> For me, this helped to confirm that my Pearson ancestry which traces back
> >> through Quaker Ancestry to Cheshire England, was orignally likely Norse.
> >> If
> >> I understand correct, weren't the Normans from one of the Scandinavian
> >> countries? I know so little and would like to learn more. Who would you
> >> recommend to test the haplotype?
> >> > >
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