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From: "Glen Todd" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] English E3b
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 01:39:29 -0600
> I have a SNP derived E3b M35+ haplotype with some similarity
> to what you have listed. Family history say this line goes
> back to Kent, England, in the mid 1400s to the oldest ancestor
> with a modicum of documentation. He also is supposedly of
> Norman origin.
> There is a geographic project in FTDNA (E3b haplogroup with
> 25 members - about half SNP confirmed) found at :
> You can visit this website and review the various haplotypes - both
> SNPed and also estimated and see if you feel you fit in - if so I
> believe it is just a matter of joining unless your surname already
> belongs to two groups at FTDNA.
Thanks. I reviewed the site, and it is indeed interesting. There does
seem to be a rather close correspondence. I'll go over it again perhaps
tomorrow and compare things a little more closely. One thing that perhaps
I wasn't clear on, though. This is not my Y-DNA line; I'm in the Ix
cluster that Ken, Bonnie, and I have been chattering back and forth about.
This is what I believe to be my maternal grandfather's line (I'm working on
final confirmation, but we have two tested individuals that match 25/25 on
the individual that our paper trail gives as the immigrant ancestor).
(I'm hoping that I can get my uncle to test, because he is the last
surviving male in that direct line.)
I also did some further chasing on the Benjamin Wright line that I
mentioned, the 17/18 match that I found in Sorenson, and according to paper
records that line descends from a different son of Lord John Wright, so I'd
say that odds are that the paper trail is accurate.