My Global 10 Genetic Map coordinates: PC1,PC2,PC3,PC4,PC5,PC6,PC7,PC8,PC9,PC10 ,0.019,0.0272,0.0002,-0.0275,-0.0055,0.0242,0.0241,-0.0033,-0.0029,0.0015
This is my position on the latest genetic map by David Wesolowski, of the Eurogenes Blog. One point of interest that has been picked up on the Anthrogenica Forums, is my consistent closeness in ancestral results, to a Normand member! Our Basal-rich K7 results were almost identical. On 23andMe Ancestry Composition (spec mode), I just get a bit more French & German, while he gets just a bit more British & Irish. We are close!
Another forum member argued though that it's my results that are skewed away from British, and towards North French. He generated this map, plotting myself (marked as Norfolk in red), and my Norman Ancestral DNA twin Helge in yellow:
I had to point out though, that I've rarely seen other SE English with a record of local ancestry, test - and that the red circles representing British & Irish include many people with some Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Western, or Northern ancestry. The map suggests a pull to Northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
As I commented towards the end of my last post, I initially expected a pull to Denmark, Northern Germany, and perhaps to the Netherlands. This is because so many of my 17th-20th century ancestors lived on what was the frontier of Anglo-Saxon and Danish immigration during the 4th to 11th centuries.
But instead, autosomal DNA tests for ancestry all seem to be suggesting more shared ancestry from a more southerly direction - Northern France and Belgium particularly. Although there has so far been a dearth of local testers from local families, the POBI survey seems to find this common among the English. We appear to be a halfway house between Old British, and the French, more than the ancestors of Anglo-Saxons and Danes. This contradicts the historical and archaeological records. POBI suggested that this was due to waves of unrecorded immigration from the South during late prehistory. Others have pointed the finger at Norman and French admixture in medieval Southern Britain. It could be both!
Can I apply for French citizenship?