1. sparkey

    Top 5 Most Celtic Places in England

    Much can be made about the impact of the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England, and how they transformed the culture, language, and genetics of England. According to the People of the British Isles project, the majority of the English are genetically closely clustered, owing in no small part to their...
  2. Maciamo

    Searching for famous R1b-L21 individuals

    This thread is dedicated to proposing new famous members of haplogroup R1b-L21 (M529) and its subclades. So far, confirmed R1b-L21 carriers include: - The House of Stuart (DF13 > DF41 > L744 > S781) - James Buchanan (L1335 > CTS11722 according to the Buchanan DNA Project) - William Ewart...
  3. Maciamo

    Half of the people with the surname Stuart or Stewart descend from royalty

    According to the genetic genealogy testing company BritainsDNA, about 50% of the 70,000 people who carry the surname Stuart or Stewart in the UK or Ireland descend from the Royal House of Stewart. The company tested the descendants of James Stewart, 5th High Steward of Scotland (c.1243-1309)...
  4. Maciamo

    Facial reconstruction of 5,500-year old 'Stonehenge man' may be wrong

    Stonehenge, Europe's most famous Megalithic monument, has been endowed with a brand new visitor centre at the cost of £27 million, due to be inaugurated today. One of the prime attractions is the facial reconstruction of a 5,500-year old 'Stonehenge man' (pictured below). The reconstruction is...
  5. edao

    Politics Spain Vs UK - Gibraltar

    Who's right? Is Spain breaking the law with excessive border checks and threatening border fees, or has the UK crossed a line building artificial reefs on what is rightfully Spanish territory:innocent:? Is this just another crack in the EU.
  6. R

    Extent of L1029 prior to the Slavic Migrations?

    I've been reading on a few different forums that L1029, a subclade of M458, can be correlated with the expansion of the Lusatian Culture of 1300-700 BCE. (I can't post links, but if you google "update on L1029" it should be the first result). If that is true, then wouldn't a significant portion...
  7. Maciamo

    Prince William belongs to Indian mtDNA haplogroup R30b

    It's all over the news. Prince William, the heir to the British throne, has some Indian blood, inherited through his his great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Eliza Newark. She was the housekeeper of Theodore Forbes (1788-1820), a Scot who worked for the East India Company in the port city...
  8. Maciamo

    You've been in Britain too long when...

    I have posted this recently. Feel free to add your own suggestions. You've been in Britain too long when... You start to accept queuing (standing in line) as a way of life. You routinely order rounds of pints when you walk into a pub with friends or colleagues. After a big night out you find...
  9. Maciamo

    Modern Britain divided in 7 main social classes

    The BBC's Great British Class Survey found that there were seven identifiable social classes in the UK. The new classes bear little resemblance to the traditional divisions in upper, upper-middle, middle, lower-middle and working classes. The new social classes are described like this: Elite...
  10. Maciamo

    New & updated guides to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England

    This summer has seen a considerable expansion of the travel section for the UK and Ireland. I have just inaugurated today the new Ireland Travel Guide. No detailed description pages so far, just a list of everything to see in the country (+ Northern Ireland) with plenty of photos. There are...
  11. Kotroman

    Can haplogroup G2 be associated with early Celtic tribes?

    I have been wonder for a long time now, about the possible link between Y-DNA haplogroup G2 with early Celtic Hallstatt culture and La-Tène civilization. If we look closely at the diffusion of haplogroup G2, it can with mine suggestion be associated with Celtic migrations. The mutation of G2 is...
  12. A. Tamar Chabadi

    Bahamian Y-chromosome Signatures

    AJPA DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.21616 Paternal lineages signal distinct genetic contributions from British Loyalists and continental Africans among different Bahamian islands Tanya M. Simms et al. Over the past 500 years, the Bahamas has been influenced by a wide array of settlers, some of whom...
  13. B

    Genetic History of the British Isles [book thread]

    I'm looking for some good books which cover the matter of the genetic history of the British Isles, or more specifically Scotland, although i doubt there would be any which focus on Scotland itself. On my research into the matter i've came across the following books: Blood of the Isles - Bryan...
  14. edao

    Politics European Army?

    Do you think a European Army is a good idea? Today France and the UK sign a new defence treaty, is a European Army only a matter of time. source
  15. Hus

    Did Duke William visit England in 1051?

    Did duke William come to England in 1051 and meet with King Edward, his (very) distant kinsman? Could he have risked leaving his [then] threatened duchy to his enemies in N. France, when he could have simply sent an embassy? Norman sources never present William as seeking anything from...
  16. S

    Haplogroup D in UK and Europe...

    Hi All I do not know too much about Genetics and the implications to my family, but I've done a YDNA test for my paternal line that is a little confusing - but fascinating at the same time - I just need someone with more knowledge to help me out. I know there may be no concrete answers... For...
  17. edao

    General Election

    For those who are interested in British politics I thought it would be interesting to have a mock election.
  18. Woden

    Germanic/ Celtic ancestry of the English

    Greetings Maciamo and other forum members! Thanks Maciamo, I enjoy your website about European haplogroups and I look back for updates. I would be grateful if you could fill us in on what we presently know about the ancient origins of the English. Which haplos are associated with which...