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From: Elisabeth Irran <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup E1b1b1 - African or European?
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:54:26 +0200
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E-V13, the most common subgroup of E-M35.1 in Europe, is quite seldom in
Africa, see . So,
if he is E-V13, his ancestors are probably from Europe. The other subgroups
are found both in Europe and North-Africa.

2011/8/1 Diana Gale Matthiesen <>

> I don't have much experience with Haplogroup E, so forgive my novice
> questions, but...
> Where can you draw the line between European and African subclades in
> Hg E? Or can you?
> If someone was deduced by FTDNA to be E1b1b1 (=E-M35.1), would he be
> able to tell whether or not his ancestry is European by being deep SNP
> tested?
> The reason I ask is that this person's ancestor lived in proximity to
> a wealthy slave-owning family of the same surname in the 18th century.
> So far, we have no one else from the family tested and he has no STR
> match, so no answer there.
> I've seen pictures of people of this surname from this location,
> online, and some are clearly European while others are clearly
> African. This person is of mixed ancestry, so his appearance is not
> going to answer the question, which is the ancestry of his patrilineal
> line.
> Diana
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