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Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Haplogroup U3 & Mitochrondrial DNA

The U3 group is distributed throughout Europe, appearing in higher frequencies and greater numbers in Sweden, Georgia, and Bulgaria. U3s are estimated to have originated more than 12,000 years ago, largely in countries that clustered around the Black Sea. A sublineage of haplogroup U3 was perhaps distributed throughout southeast Europe. Research suggests these people were [...]

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The DNA Test

My son and his wife knew for a long time how interested I have been in sorting out our family heritage. Christmas 2007 they gave me a unique and thoughtful gift: a DNA test.

My present just sat on my desk for a couple of months until I finally got around to reading the directions, which [...]

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