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From: "Ed & Mary Yonan" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Assyrian Heritage DNA Project
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 02:13:23 -0800
References: <200601090650.k096onNe006646@lists5.rootsweb.com> <02ed01c614ff$78c329f0$2e01a8c0@HPDESKTOP> <op.s23u0uvjpqnhvj@pablo>


David,

Thank you very much for sending me the link to this article. My husband's
father was from the region referred to as Region 4 on the map in the
article!

Mary

----- Original Message -----
From: "David F Reynolds" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Assyrian Heritage DNA Project


> On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 01:31:25 -0800, Ed & Mary Yonan <> wrote:
> ...
>> My husband has already received his 37 marker YDNA and high resolution mt
>> DNA results and has received his SNP test results which place him in the
>> R1a Y-Haplogroup (SRY 10831.2-) and in the J* mtDNA haplogroup. He
>> matches no one else in the FTDNA database or Y-search on either his YDNA
>> or mtDNA markers. My husband's Y-search ID is UKF7K.
>>
>> My husband's ancestors are NOT from Europe. He is Assyrian and his
>> father and all generations before him, that we know about, lived in an
>> Assyrian village in the Hakkari Mountains located in modern day Turkey.
>> When my father-in-law migrated to the USA in 1909 that area was part of
>> the Ottoman Empire. It was only after World War I that modern national
>> boundaries were drawn in that region. At that time the Hakkari
>> Mountains fell within the boundaries of modern day Turkey.
>>
>
> Have you looked at the article by Cinnioglu et al. (2004) Excavating
> Y-chromosome haplotype strata in Anatolia, available at:
> http://hpgl.stanford.edu/publications/HG_2004_v114_p127-148.pdf
>
> There are some 10 marker haplotypes listed which match your husband's
> (except for DYSA7.2 aka DYS461, which he does not have a value for).
>
> Regards,
> david
>
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