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From: Shane <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] The Genographic effect
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 09:49:08 -0500
I thought I had stepped onto that soapbox so many times that there wouldn't
be any mystery to it by now. With the possible exception of 436, this
haplotype is of the "Scottish" variety we read so much about on this forum.
In my exact matches, almost every surname is Scottish or Irish in origin.
Yet, YHRD hints at there being a continental variant in NW Europe. I call it
Frankish because in my case that seems to be the best explanation. However,
"NW Germanic" might be better. It doesn't appear to approach the frequency
of the Scottish version. However, we are a long way from having a
comprehensive understanding of NW Europe. I'm hoping the markers beyond the
first 12 will shed some light on regional differences.