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DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« on: Sunday 03 March 13 07:56 GMT (UK) »
A couple of years ago, I persuaded one of the surviving males in our family to donate a swab for testing. Being a family rooted in Northumberland for at least 400 years, we were surprised to find our haplogroup of G2a places us in the Caucasus Mountains! But that was 16-20,000 years ago so I put the results aside until now.

I was wondering if any other Northumbrians born and bred have had their DNA tested and where they are supposed to have emerged from.....

I've joined a focus group for discussing DNA testing in relation to genealogy but it's NOT an easy subject to grasp. The folks on the forum are patient with DNA novices like me and I'm slowly learning.

My aim is to find out what happened between the year 1600 and 16,00 years ago! Big ask but why not?

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Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

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Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 March 13 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Don't know if you are aware but ftDNA.com have a group of Northumbrian descendants who have been tested and may be of help

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/northumberland-england/default.aspx?section=results

Seems Joseph Stalin and King Louis XVI were both haplogroup G2a ............. as was Otzi the Iceman

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/%C3%96tzi_the_Iceman?qsrc=3044

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 March 13 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Davidft that is most useful and not known to me.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

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Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 March 13 16:20 GMT (UK) »
There is a programme on More4 on Wednesday 13 March at 9 pm about Otzi (who knows he might be a relative  :))

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/iceman-murder-mystery

It goes into some of the medical tests they use to find out about him.


Warning: The link contains a picture of otzi's preserved remains

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 March 13 19:56 GMT (UK) »
I come from Northumbrian stock going back into Warkworth and recently I have taken a DNA test - am awaiting results. Happy to discuss once I get them back.

Roger
Neilson, Henderson, Stark, O'Hara, Anderson - Lanarkshire
Wilson, Hepple, Leech, Bell, Jenkins,  - Newcastle & Northumberland
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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 March 13 06:18 GMT (UK) »
Roger

Could be interesting! Especially if you are the same haplogroup as my male ancestors. Keep in touch.


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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

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Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 March 13 06:21 GMT (UK) »
davidft

Will be watching the Otzi programme on Wed. Thanks.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 March 13 06:27 GMT (UK) »
Will be weeks yet before I get the results, the DNA thing is a whole new area for me so a real newbie.

Roger
Neilson, Henderson, Stark, O'Hara, Anderson - Lanarkshire
Wilson, Hepple, Leech, Bell, Jenkins,  - Newcastle & Northumberland
Houston - Sunderland

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Re: DNA tests on Northumbrians?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 June 13 06:48 BST (UK) »
I have my results now, but am trying to make sense of them..... not a simple thing at all.

Roger :o
Neilson, Henderson, Stark, O'Hara, Anderson - Lanarkshire
Wilson, Hepple, Leech, Bell, Jenkins,  - Newcastle & Northumberland
Houston - Sunderland