In my last blog installment, I mentioned I would divulge our famous ancestors. The time has come for me to “spit” it out. I must explain for those that may be reading this for the first time, my husband conducted a research test on his DNA by offering a spit sacrifice to www.23andme.com . This organization is on the cutting edge of discovery for research that possibly will lead to new cures for some of the most debilitating diseases in our lifetime including Parkinsons and Diabetes.
Now to our famous ancestors. The study’s results were surprising and remarkable that included four famous people. But before I spill the beans, I wanted to give you more information on my husband’s other haplogroup. In my last installment, I mentioned his maternal haplogroup H13a1a1a. The paternal (father’s side) haplogroup is R1b1b2a1. Again for further clarification, a haplogroup is defined in general terms as being that part of the family tree of life one arises from. I also discovered that my husband’s lines are 100% European. Also it must be noted the haplogroup R is a widespread branch of human life origins of the Y chromosome. Y of course for those non- scientifically minded is the male side. The R’s of the world seemed to appeared first in Southwest Asia and moved across Eurasia. I must admit this does not say much as Eurasia (Europe and Asia combined-how cute a name by some doctor of geography) holds 73% of the population. However the R1 group in this catagory can be traced back to farmers 10,000 years ago that shaped Europe. It also belongs to those subgroups such as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In specific terms, R1b1b2a1 can be found in our current areas of Germany, Netherlands, and parts of the North Sea area close to England.
It is amazing to discover one’s roots as I hope you can see in this information. It is also important to note how we all rose to prominance one way or another. There are four folks that rose with my husband’s line to famous stature that may amaze you…..The names given to us are Napoleon, Prince Philip, Luke the Evangelist, and possibly my favorite Susan Sarandon..Now that woman can act!
Stay tuned for my next installment. Peace to all and may you enjoy alittle of life’s pleasures through my diverse photography from places I have been: