- Reaction score
- Ethnic group
- Y-DNA haplogroup
- mtDNA haplogroup
I know that gene flow in many directions happened, especially in Eastern Central Europe, because sometimes people of an ethnicity, man and women, assimilated into the majority population of their environment or chose to follow a specific group, marry into one. That way even Czechs, Germans and Hungarians could have ended up there, beside various Vlach/Romanian and Slavic/Serb groups. Of course, your Vlach origin is surely the most likely scenario, no doubt about it, but you can't know for sure unless you have ancient DNA combined with a lot of modern matches, a good reconstructed phylogeny.
That Bulgaria is closest in moderns is also something else, because similar autosomal compositions can be spread differently in prehistorial and modern contexts, plus the yDNA has no influence on it. Again I think you are on the right track, but you can't be 100 % sure about it.
Also, I don't think that local Vlachs which were not from further South would have been that different anyway.
I understand, then it is a waiting game untill more ancient and moderna dna turn up i guess