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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 at the bottom) The map below over Håkans farm is klickable for a large map over Örträsk from 1713.

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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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I made a map of the YFull kits with province listed for the Scandinavian countries and Finland with the basic idear that one kit should be one point. Mainly as an experimental alternative to other maps for showing the geographical distributions of the haplogroups. To avoid over plotting each point searches for a free space to be plotted and can also adjust size to squese in. This causes the ball shapes in especially Finland as most points are located to province landmass centroides.

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This is the geographical locations of the YFull kits. Non YFull kits gets a highly transparent dot in the predicted branch colour that can show the dencity of Q-L804.

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This is the current status of the family tree of Q-L804 based on the data at YFull. Branch length in years I have estimated with the Ape package in R using maximum likelihood and the “strikt model”. The rightmost codes refer to actuall test persons (YFxxxxx). YF02661 is a decendant of Erik Ersson in Knaften. YFulls version of the tree can be found at: https://www.yfull.com/tree/Q-L804/. The idea of maximum likelihood here is to choose the branch lengh that gives the most likely “pedigree” given the observed number of SNPs at every branch.

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Here is a more detailed view of the North Swedish subbranch Q-Y45428 of Q-L804. All nine boxes at the bottom are kits tested at ftDNA and verified by “paper research”. Of the nine kits, eight can be followed to Erik, the father of Erik Ersson (6 kits) and Håkan Ersson (2 kits). Erik has made a big contribution to the population of Västerbotten and probably most people in the region can find him on their pedigree.

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