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Old 12th November 2015, 10:55 AM
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Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) Y-DNA Project

I found a thread called the Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) Y-DNA Project: https://www.familytreedna.com/public...xonydnaproject

The requirements to join this project are quite stringent:

This project was created to find a common ancestor among those who have surnames of an Anglo Saxon origin or those who live or have ancestry in the lands once occupied by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians andFranks.

I will accept only those people that have tested with a SNP associated with Germanic origins

The project admin was nice enough to let me join the project; I supplied him with my haplogroups (R-M269, H11a, and WAMH) and a brief family history of some ancestors being from Holland. Their family name was originally Mensink, Americanized to Mensing, and mentioned that I remembered really only one name from a genealogy that an uncle did: von Voelkker from the 17th Century. I mention this frequently as the "von" is German, "van" is Dutch, and the double k's in Voelkker is distinctly Dutch. The name seems to be an anomaly of sorts.

Anyhow, I always thought that Anglo-Saxon was Atlantic coast European: the British islands, France and the rest. Inland Germany was more Vandals and the assorted Goths and all. From the admin:

The Saxons were a Germanic people first appeared in the beginning of the Christian era.

The Saxons were said to have lived in the south Jutland Peninsula in the north of what is now modern day Germany.

I've yet to take the extra SNP tests that the R1b projects offer, so my membership may be terminated if they don't match the ones defining direct Germanic ancestry. But inland Europe haplogroups, weren't there a lot of I and G haplogroups, along with R1a?

Interesting project, nonetheless.
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