MyTrueAncestry results

MyTrueAncestry website results, Dec 29, 2020

https://mytrueancestry.com/en

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Your closest Ancient populations…

Viking Norwegian + Frank (2.071)
Viking Norwegian + Saxon (2.356)
Longobard + Saxon (3.034)
Longobard + Frank (3.106)
Vandal + Frank (3.722)
Saxon (4.327)
Viking Norwegian (5.135)
Frank (6.501)
Longobard (6.939)
Vandal (7.269)

What do these numbers mean?
Genetic distance measures how close you are to a given sample.
• 10 means this is your ancient ancestry
• 20 means this is part of your ancestral link
• 30 means possibly related to your ancestry

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Deep Dive Results:

You have ancient relatives! (you share identified DNA segments)

Bronze Age Oxfordshire England   2030 BC
  I2445

mtDNA: X2b6Y-DNA: R1b1a1b1a1a2c1 (A228)
Shared DNA:  (Sample Quality: 45)
8 SNP chains (min. 60 SNPs) / 50.71 cM
Largest chain: 250 SNPs / 11.24 cM
You are a top 97 % match to this sample! This makes your relationship to this individual exceptional.

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Norwegian Viking Iceland   950 AD
  HSJ-A1

mtDNA: H3g1Y-DNA: I1a1b1a4a2 (CTS9346)
Shared DNA:  (Sample Quality: 80)
17 SNP chains (min. 60 SNPs) / 210.01 cM
Largest chain: 596 SNPs / 47.11 cM
You are a top 96 % match to this sample! This makes your relationship to this individual exceptional.

Culture: Icelandic Viking

The Icelandic individuals from the Viking Age were uncovered between 1900 and 1996 and are stored at the National Museum of Iceland. They represent the first few generations after the settlement of Iceland (870-930 AD) based on context and radiocarbon dating. The Norse religion started being replaced by Christianity around 1000 AD which led to visible changes in burial customs. Old Norse customs would have the body lying in a north-south orientation as single inhumations, whereas Christian burials would use coffins in relatively large cemetaries with graves in an east-west orientation. Also Norse graves would typically involve burying goods that would be taken to the afterlife such as weapons, animals, boats, jewelry and household items.

In 1996 a pre-Christian Viking site was unearthed in Hrolfsstadir (HSJ) by a bulldozer. The individual was a male found with a comb, knife and pieces of charcoal. The body was in a NW-SW orientation and 1.55 meters long and 0.60 meters wide – they had been moved around as the grave was disturbed by grave robbers.
Note: This is the same individual as HSJ-A1B who has a more up-to-date genome.

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Copper Age Radovesice Czech   2350 BC
  I7211

mtDNA: Uncertain
Shared DNA:  (Sample Quality: 40)
7 SNP chains (min. 60 SNPs) / 50.93 cM
Largest chain: 205 SNPs / 18.05 cM
You are a top 96 % match to this sample! This makes your relationship to this individual exceptional.

 

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Your closest Archaeogenetic matches…

(Smaller numbers mean closer matches to you)
Info 

1. Viking St. Brice Massacre Oxford
1002 AD – Genetic Distance: 4.067
Top 99 % match vs all users    

2. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 4.327
Top 98 % match vs all users

3. Medieval Norway Sankt Nikolai B
1448 AD – Genetic Distance: 5.135
Top 98 % match vs all users    

This individual was discovered in the southern boundary of the graveyard close to St. Nicolays Church in medieval Oslo. In this period of time, Oslo was affected by economic decline caused by the Black Death that had struck in the mid 1300s. St. Nicolays Church is no longer mentioned after 1461 so may have gone out of use at that time.This individual was a 7-9 year old child buried with their mother. The child and mother had died of relapsing fever which is often transmitted by fleas or lice – this disease killed millions in the 15th century.

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-genetic-15th-century-samples-bacteria.html

4. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.147
Top 98 % match vs all users

5. Copper Age Beaker Brandysek Czech
2350 BC – Genetic Distance: 5.263
Top 97 % match vs all users    

6. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.32
Top 99 % match vs all users

7. Norwegian Viking Iceland
1000 AD – Genetic Distance: 5.341
Top 98 % match vs all users    

The Icelandic individuals from the Viking Age were uncovered between 1900 and 1996 and are stored at the National Museum of Iceland. They represent the first few generations after the settlement of Iceland (870-930 AD) based on context and radiocarbon dating. The Norse religion started being replaced by Christianity around 1000 AD which led to visible changes in burial customs. Old Norse customs would have the body lying in a north-south orientation as single inhumations, whereas Christian burials would use coffins in relatively large cemetaries with graves in an east-west orientation. Also Norse graves would typically involve burying goods that would be taken to the afterlife such as weapons, animals, boats, jewelry and household items. In 1952, a pre-Christian Viking site was excavated in Straumur which could have been a boat burial. Grave goods included a horse bone, a small axe, thirty boat rivets, a lead weight, two pebbles and a knife.

8. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.428
Top 95 % match vs all users

9. Viking Age Gotland Kopparsvik Sweden
975 AD – Genetic Distance: 5.44
Top 0 % match vs all users    

10. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.57
Top 98 % match vs all users

11. Copper Age Radovesice Czech
2350 BC – Genetic Distance: 5.614
Top 98 % match vs all users    

12. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.698
Top 98 % match vs all users

13. Nordic Lombard
590 AD – Genetic Distance: 5.929
Top 93 % match vs all users    

Szolad, is located in present-day Hungary. There are 45 graves, all of which are dated to the middle of the sixth century based on a combination of stylistic elements of the grave goods and radiocarbon dating (2-sigma range of 412-604 AD). Archeological, stable isotope, and mtDNA (HVS-1) analyses suggested that Szolad was occupied for only 20-30 years by a migrating group of Longobard-era settlers. The female to male ratio is 0.65.This sample, like the rest buried in this sub-group was buried as part of an elaborate grave including a weapon.
He was also a teenager at his time of death.

14. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 5.99
Top 98 % match vs all users

15. Corded Ware Denmark
2450 BC – Genetic Distance: 6.05
Top 99 % match vs all users    

16. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 6.081
Top 97 % match vs all users

17. Copper Age Alburg-Lerchenhaid Straubing Bavaria
2225 BC – Genetic Distance: 6.223
Top 92 % match vs all users    

18. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 6.261
Top 98 % match vs all users

19. Copper Age Beaker Brandysek Czech
2350 BC – Genetic Distance: 6.329
Top 93 % match vs all users    

20. [Hidden] – upgrade to Footman+ 6.335
Top 98 % match vs all users

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Your closest genetic modern populations…

1. Welsh (3.761)
2. North_Dutch (5.816)
3. Southwest_English (6.056)
4. Orcadian (6.629)
5. Norwegian (6.679)
6. Southeast_English (7.154)
7. West_Norwegian (7.212)
8. Danish (7.344)

What do these numbers mean?
Genetic distance measures how close you are to a given modern population. Many modern populations are surprisingly close to another, which is often due to true common ancestry.
• 5 means you are close to this population
• 10 means you could fit into this population
• 15 means a related population

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Categories

Norwegian Vikings:
Norwegian Vikings were pioneering boat builders and adventurous sailors who signalled the start of the Viking Age in 793 AD by raiding the Catholic abbey of Lindisfarne in England. This was followed by raids in Northumbria, southern Wales and Ireland. Norwegian Vikings traveled to the Shetlands, the Orkneys, the Faroe Islands and Hebrides where they established settlements. Floki Vilgerdarson was the first Norseman to sail to Iceland in order to settle it. He sailed from Western Norway to the Shetland Islands where his daughter drowned. He then continued to the Faroe Islands where another daughter was wed and then took three ravens with him to find his way to Iceland which he named after seeing only snow and a great fjord full of ice. Erik the Red established settlements in Greenland and Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red, discovered Vinland (present-day Newfoundland, Canada). King Harald Finehair is credited for unifying Norway from petty kingdoms into a single united kingdom which was the predecessor to the modern Kingdom of Norway.

Franks:
Francia, also known as the Kingdom of the Franks was the largest post-Roman barbarian kingdom in Western Europe. It is the predecessor of the modern states of France and Germany. Francia was among the last surviving Germanic kingdoms from the Migration Period era before its partition in 843. The core Frankish territories inside the former Western Roman Empire were close to the Rhine and Maas rivers in the north. After a period where small kingdoms inter-acted with the remaining Gallo-Roman institutions to their south, a single kingdom uniting them was founded by Clovis I who was crowned King of the Franks in 496. The geography of the Frankish realm varied over time, but a basic split between eastern and western domains persisted. The eastern kingdom Austrasia centered on the Rhine and Meuese and epxanded eastwards into central Europe. The western kingdom Neustria was founded in Northern Roman Gaul. In Germany there are prominent places nameed after the Franks such as the region of Franconia (Frankfurt) and Frankenstein Castle.

Saxons
In the darkest days of the Roman Empire, a barbarian horde rose with villages stretching across the North Sea terrorizing both sides of the English Channel. The Saxons were warrior kings who lived for glory and gold. It is said in the 5th century, the British Warlord Vortigern sought help to fight the Picts and the Scots. The Saxon mercenaries led by Hengest and Horsa arrived on the scene. When they were not paid they began to invade the entire island, especially with flooding and coastal changes washing away their homeland forcing mass migrations. The southern coast kingdoms of Essex, Wessex and Sussex were settled by the Saxons. The Angles settled the eastern coast and the midlands including the kingdoms of Anglia and Mercia. The Jutes settled Kent and the Isle of Wight. All these germanic tribes were pagans worshipping Tiw, Woden and Thunor very much like their Viking neighbors with Tyr Odin and Thor. Ultimately, King Aethelbert of Kent converted to Christianity and became the Overlord of Britain. Raedwald of Anglia later took over and continued to spread Christianity around Britain which helped unite the Britons with the Anglo-Saxon invaders.

Longobards
The Longobards (Winnili) were a pre-Viking era Scandinavian tribe who migrated south towards Germania. Upon reaching Germania, the Winnili ran into conflict with the powerful Germanic Vandals. Both sides appealed to their chief god Odin for victory. To achieve victory against the more numerous Vandals, the godess Freia told the Winnili women to tie their hair to look like beards. Odin saw them standing in the field and asked who are these long beard warriors? After their victory the Winnili were called the Longbeards which in time renamed to Longobards/Lombards. Not finding adequate food resources, they ventured into Pannonia in modern day Hungary. There the Longobards allied with the Avars to defeat the Gepids, but all the spoils went to the Avars. As a result, the Longobards under King Alboin left the region and relocated into northern Italy where the land was ripe and by then the Longobards had a fierce reputation. The Byzantine Empire had spent vast amounts of money defeating the Ostrogoths and now had the Longobards to deal with. Eventually the Longobard Kingdom of Italy was split between two rulers, one at Milan and the other at Pavia. Weakened by internal fighting, Charlemagne of the Franks seized the lands of the Longobards and absorbed it into the kingdom of the Franks. However, some territories survived under Lombard dukes.

Vandals
The Vandals were a large Germanic tribe that migrated from southern Scandinavia and first appeared in southern Poland around 120 BC. Around 400 AD, raids by the Huns forced the Vandals to migrate westwards into the Iberian Peninsula. They then established a kingdom in North Africa, Siciliy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and the Balearic Islands. Eventually in 455 the term Vandal became synonymous with the sacking and looting Rome.
Vandals had white bodies and fair hair, and were considered tall and handsome to look upon as per Byzantine historians. In 533 the Byzantines fought to re-conquer the Vandal territory in North Africa and Iberia. Some Vandal women married Byzantine soldiers, others were shipped back to Constantinople and absorbed into the imperial army. Some were able to move back to Spain.

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