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En låt av min morfar Carl Zetterlund (1899-05-27, Iggesund – 1997-01-08, Storvik). Ovansjölåt Ifrån Trollkona åker och Hohälla stup efter Tröttbacka led uppåt Gårdsjö djup ringlar rök ifrån milor i skogens skygd Det är Ovansjöbygd Det går skallande drev ifrån Hyttmyra by Det går sökande fram genom Fäbodsjöns sly uppåt Källbacka vret, över Pekstanfly slog Det är Ovansjöskog Emot Hässelja by hörs ett ljudeligt ho. Det är bröllop och glammande ungfolk på slo.

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Well known are the settlements of Finns in Värmland but less known are the settlements in Norrland. So here comes a animated map of the settlements over time of Finns in Norrland. (Right klick and choose “view image” or “open image in new tab” to get it Zoomable). The area south of Dalälven is excluded. It makes the close DNA matches between people in this area and Finland more understandable. The map is based on Maude Westins map.

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This is the current “working tree” status of the Q-L11515 branch that has spread over much of northern Scandinavia. (Right klick and choose “view image” or “open image in new tab” to get it Zoomable). Green squares mean that we have at least two kits leading to the same forefather. The orange ones are of course important to get tested to confirm the correctness. One new thing is that two kits leads to an Erik in Bygdeå north of Umeå.

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Hans Ersson, 1655, illustrates the impact an individual can have on the genetic make up of a region. 25% of those born 1890-1930 in Sorsele had a strait paternal line to him according to the database Kråken. Quite extrem! To see if there were more extrem cases I made a histogram of the number of “founding fathers” and their number of descendents in the database with a strait paternal line to them.

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The maps illustrates the impact of the “Örträsk Finns” on the interior of Västerbotten by three maps showing how their descendants spread. It is based on the database Kråken which is not compleatly finished for all of Västerbotten but it can anyway give a rough picture of how they spread over the land. For illustration three of the founding fathers are used namely: Johan Philipsson Hilduinen ca 1620-1697 Mårten Hindersson ca 1625-1697 Erik ca 1640 only known from his two sons Erik and Håkan The first map shows the proportion of the persons born 1890-1930 who descend from them.

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Visited again the old settlements of some of my forefathers. The house on the picture is standing on the place where Erik Ersson (b. ca. 1669) helped his brother Håkan (b. ca. 1670) to start a farm in Örträsk in 1706. It has not been properly dated but might be from around 1750. (Green dot on the map) The memorial stone over Helena Larsdotter (b. 1635) and Mats Hindersson (b.

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Arctophilacius This is my paper link back to the big Sursill, Arctophilacius and Calamnius family. The link is probably wrong as there are conflicting DNA tests of the paternal lines from Petrus Arctophilacius at present. See more about this family at: http://www.sursill.net/ http://www.calamnius.fi/ Arctophile Origin of name???? 🐻 😄 A person who is very fond of and is usually a collector of teddy bears. Arctophile means just “bear loving, bear lover,” but in modern English specifically a lover of teddy bears, not grizzlies.

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Selected Publications

Sequence Analysis and Related Approaches, 2018

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DISLIFE

DISLIFE Liveable disabilities: When? Have liveable disabilities increased or fluctuated across time? Who? What variations in liveable disabilities are found between different people with different impairments? Why? Which opportunity structures and individual features work to impede or further liveable disabilities?

Genealogy

Genealogy

Recent Publications

. DISABILITY, LIFE AND DEATH IN A PAST POPULATION. Sequence Analysis and Related Approaches, 2018.

PDF Project

. DISABILITY, LIFE AND DEATH IN A PAST POPULATION. PAA2018, 2018.

Project Poster

. THE EFFECT OF INBREEDING ON LONGEVITY, FERTILITY AND DISABILITY. PAA2017, 2017.

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