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Anna and Dick
Dick and Anna

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Biographical information

 

Richard (Dick) Johnson is a software engineer, web developer, writer, and researcher.

In his spare time, Dick enjoys running, family history, travel, and photography.

Dick’s email is rjohnson42@gmail.com.

 

Anna van Raaphorst-Johnson is a content specialist. For technical, scientific, historic, and general-audience content, she does research and analysis, writing, editing, and indexing. Anna has had broad experience as employee, consultant, contractor, and pro-bono volunteer.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys active sports, family history, travel, photography, and languages.

Anna’s email is avanraaphorst@gmail.com.

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Genealogical information

Dick’s ancestry

Genealogical information

Based on information currently in Dick’s family tree
  • 7/16 German
  • 5/16 English
  • 2/16 Irish
  • 1/16 French
  • 1/16 Danish

Dick’s ethnicity

Based on Family Tree DNA (2016)
  • West and Central Europe: 90%
  • Scandinavia: 8%
  • South America: <1%
  • British Isles: <1%
  • East Europe: <1%
Based on 23andMe data (2018)
  • British & Irish: 41.3%
  • French & German: 12.3%
  • Scandinavian: 8.5%
  • Broadly Northwestern European: 25.9%
  • Sardinian: 0.7%
  • Balkan: 0.5%
  • Broadly Southern European: 5.2%
  • Eastern European: 3%
  • Broadly European: 2.5%
Based on AncestryDNA data (2012)
  • Great Britain: 58%
  • Scandinavia: 18%
  • Iberian Peninsula: 7%
  • Europe East: 4%
  • Europe West: 4%
  • Ireland: 4%
  • Italy/Greece: 1%
  • Finland/Northwest Russia: <1%
  • Caucasus: 3%
Based on AncestryDNA data (2018)

In 2018 AncestryDNA updated their results based on additional reference samples (16,000 instead of 3,000); the breakdown above has been changed to  the following:

  • England, Wales & Northwestern Europe: 73%
  • Germanic Europe: 11%
  • Norway: 9%
  • Ireland and Scotland: 6%
  • Spain: 1%

Dick’s haplogroups

Based on 23andMe data
  • Maternal haplogroup: T1a1
  • Paternal haplogroup: R1a1a

Anna’s ancestry

Based on the information currently in Anna’s family tree
  • 9/16 German
  • 7/16 Dutch

Anna’s ethnicity

Based on Family Tree DNA data (2016)
  • West and Central Europe: 69%
  • Scandinavia: 14%
  • East Europe: 12%
  • Finland: 4%
  • Undetermined region: 1%
Based on 23andMe data (2018)
  • French & German: 43.4%
  • Scandinavian: 8.1%
  • British & Irish: 3.4%
  • Eastern European: 2.7%
  • Balkan: 2.3%
  • Broadly Northwestern European: 33.7%
  • Broadly Southern European: 1%
  • Broadly European: 4.8%
  • North African: 0.2%
  • Broadly Western Asian and North African: 0.1%
  • Siberian: 0.1%
Based on AncestryDNA data (2012)
  • Great Britain (includes The Netherlands): 64%
  • Europe West: 12%
  • Europe East: 11%
  • Scandinavia: 5%
  • Finland/Northwest Russia: 2%
  • Iberian Peninsula: 1%
  • Middle East: 3%
  • Caucasus: 2%
Based on AncestryDNA data (2018)

In 2018 AncestryDNA updated their results based on additional reference samples (16,000 instead of 3,000); the breakdown above has been changed to “Germanic Europe: 100%.”

Anna’s haplogroups

Based on Family Tree DNA and 23andMe data
  • Maternal haplogroup: T2b (a European lineage that originated in the Near East 45,000 years ago and entered Europe about 10,000 years ago)

Anna’s ancient origins

  • Hunter-Gatherers: 44%
  • Farmers: 44%
  • Metal Age Invaders: 12%
  • Non-European: 0%