Saturday, September 25, 2010


Theory About Roman Soldiers Just Theory

Today I was just informed that not everyone agrees with the theory that our DYS#393=12 stems from Roman soldiers living in Great Britain who were Sarmatians. This often happens. Science is giving us the facts about the dna but it doesn't come along with a book about just exactly had this dna long ago. Thus, theories come about. Sounded good to me, and certainly opened up a lot of history that I didn't know about about Roman soldiers.

Another e-mail revealed some background. "
Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th century to the end of the 16th century. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English families, and they raided the entire border country without regard to their victims' nationality. Their heyday was perhaps in the last hundred years of their existence, during the Tudor dynasty in England.

Nice bunch of ancestors to have - sounds a bit like modern street gangs, or previously Vikings, but 14th-15th century style and mounted on horses."

We know that DYS#393 =12 shows that our distant ancestor came from an area further east than all the other R1b1b2's who have DYS#393=13. The Sarmatians were in the Roman army. They did pick up other peoples to serve. We'll just have to wait and hope that something more difinitive comes along.

Re: e-mail today from member of ISOGG

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