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From: "J. de H." <>
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] I1 in Spain (was: I1 AS9b Geographic Origins Results)
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:46:49 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTim8jVa1Ju1yEX=hqTyuz=aMvsTqpukmLOeN3MgB@mail.gmail.com>

Perhaps you might want to take a look at this site where the results of at least 19 persons belong to the I YDNA haplogroup. It has two listed Group Administrators:  Dra. Ana Oquendo Pabón M D and

In the Galicia YDNA results it includes a further 17 persons Group Administrator  is   

Lastly there is this one. For more information you contact Miguel A. Torrez
Spain was settled by the Iberians who so throughly assimilated with the Celts that it became the Celtiberian group, one tribal group,  the Milesians went to Ireland to settled there. Then came the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans who were followed by the barbarian proto Germanic and Teutonic groups like the Visigoths, Suevi/Swabians who settled in Galicia, and the Vandals who settled in the south of Spain until defeated by the Visigoths they moved on to the northern part of Africa in present day Algeria and Morocco. Later, parts of Southern Spain was under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, and finally im 711 came the Arabs and Berber tribes. During the next 700 years the Reconquest took place, so many other men from different haplogroups joined the fight in the incessant strife, chiefly among these were the Franks, Vasconians/Gasconians who jponed with the Visigoths, Suevi who joined the native ethnic group known as
the Euskadi/Basque people, who have been identified with the Vascones and Aquitani.
This is a link for a Basque YDNA which includes a very small sampling of I haplogroup which also has   as Group Administrator
Perhaps this might help you broaden your sample group.
--- On Mon, 1/17/11, Terry <> wrote:

From: Terry <>
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] I1 in Spain (was: I1 AS9b Geographic Origins Results)
To: "Chris Haynes" <>,
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011, 8:10 AM


The question of a link between Spain and Scandinavia seems to be really
suggested by the data - but the sample size is quite small.

In the I1 Project database, there are only a handful of people who have
Spain listed as the location of their most distant male-line ancestor. Just
six people in fact - so this is a *very* small sample to assign the Spain
density in the maps.

Out of those six people, four of them are in cluster/clan BA*, so that is
why Spain gets a slight pink colour in the BA* density map - it would be
even brighter if I hadn't had a low sample size correction.

The other two people with a most distant male-line ancestor from Spain are
curiously I1d1 and in cluster/clan BBA. The count of just two people out of
six people, is treated as too uncertain to colour pink in the BBA map.

The listed family names of the six people are different, so they are
presumably not just close relatives submitting test results.

I find the two I1d1 people from Spain unexpected as that is often a
Scandinavian haplotype. However, those two people are in cluster/clan BBA
which is mostly a Norway/Sweden group and so that is consistent with being

Given the other four people from Spain are in cluster/clan BA*, which is
another Scandinavian group and very strong in Finland, then all six of the
Spain people seem to have some STR markers that would normally be consistent
with a Scandinavian person. So six out of six might be significant for a
link between the two geographic locations. More Spain samples would
certainly help here though.

Note the sample size for computing the Finland density in the maps is much
better. In the I1 Project database there are about 60 people with a claimed
Finland location for their most distance male-line ancestor. And 80% of them
are in cluster/clan BA*, and most of the rest are BBA. And the sample size
of 60 people is not too bad.


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Chris Haynes <>wrote:

> As I think I started this whole 'Finland - Spain link' thing, can I just
> remind people of my observation (which may well be spurious)?
> I was looking at Terry's map showing the distribution of the sub-clusters
> within I1 that he had identified.
> I noted that the ONLY cluster to be represented in Spain was BA*,
> This BA* cluster has its highest population density in Finland.
> So, if the Spanish I1 representation is exclusively / predominantly BA*,
> how did this occur?
> If the migration(s) to Spain from Northern Europe were during, say, the
> last 2000 years, i.e. during the times when many I1 mutations had taken
> place and many / most clusters were present across Northern Europe, I would
> have expected other I1 types to be represented in Spain.
> The implications of there being only I1-BA* present in Spain (IMHO) are:


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