[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] DNA Testing 23andme
maurmike1 at verizon.net
Tue Mar 3 07:40:28 PST 2015
Based on what I'm hearing to be ethnically German is more cultural than
genetic. I wonder what tests look like for Germans of Bavarian origin.
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Behalf Of Krampetz at aol.com
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 9:32 PM
To: cgschott at comcast.net; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] DNA Testing 23andme
Half Irish and the DNA matches; 50&. Not much mixing in Ireland.
But, Eastern Europe is another History..
>From my understanding, there was much mixing of Teutonic (German),
and several different Slavic groups, not to forget - the Jews that were
for nearly 1,000 years too. (I've told my Jewish relatives that blue eyes
and blond hair didn't come from the middle east or Spain)
My own research of German ancestors of Easter Europe, showed villages with
both Polish and German surnames, also the occasional German & Polish
(at least by their surnames)
All those ethnic groups contributed to the DNA mixtures I've seen reported
by many others of Eastern European backgrounds.
In a message dated 03/02/15 12:55:08 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
cgschott at comcast.net writes:
I'm not an expert, but your 28% of general northern European is consistent
with your German heritage. I believe that these are just genes that occur
throughout northern Europe (including Germany), but don't cluster in a
specific location like German or France.
It's your 6% of eastern European that I find intriguing. I got a similar
result (about 9% eastern European). And while my family lived in eastern
Europe, as far as I can trace genealogically, they were all ethnic
So I'm not sure how to interpret that little bit of eastern European. A
non-paternal event? Or are there other possibilities?
It's a mystery to me and I haven't figured out what to do to learn more.
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