Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Robinsons are of R1b1b2 haplogroup. The following is from a fellow ISOGG member concerning the findings about King Tut also being of this haplogroup.

Y haplogroup R1b1b2 present today in North Africa and the Near East. It is quite likely that it existed in both places for thousands of years prior to the Crusades. Haplogroup R1b1b2 appears to have originated in SW Asia approximately 5,000 to 10,000 years ago, and spread into Europe only afterwards - possibly during the Neolithic transition. R1b1b2 could have reached Egypt at the same time, more or less. It is possible that there was R1b1b2 in Egypt before there were R1b1b2's in England.

Reference: ISOGG member

Friday, February 12, 2010


Expanding Ydna Test Today

Today I ordered an upgrade from a 12 allele Ydna test to 25 with familytreedna. That's not a lot, but it fits my pocketbook today. One of these days I'll work up to 67. I hope this will tell me a little bit more about our origins or connections. I looked at our website and see we have 7 perfect matches with our 12 alleles, but the first one, the only Robinson, hasn't answered my email directly. I think this is the connection actually from Canada, which is fitting since my great grandfather Abiathar Smith Robinson spent time with his family in Canada during the Civil War.

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