Monday, November 05, 2007

They Must Be From Far Eastern Pennsylvania

Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., has started a project to find Asian DNA in Pennsylvania Germans.

Kerchner’s project looks to prove or disprove that some people, or sub-groups, within the Pennsylvania German ethnic group may have a small but detectable percentage of Asian genetic content, possibly introduced into their ancestors’ genomes from the major invasions of southern Germany by tribes from Asia, such as the Huns and Mongol hordes more than a thousand years ago or of ancient times from the Scythians. [Link]

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