Italians and Ancestry DNA

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Just revisiting this as it has been awhile. I'm still awaiting on acceptance to two U3b mtDNA projects on FTDNA, but as people join this site, perhaps they aren't aware of this thread.

Has ANYONE tested mtDNA and come up U3b..? It seems to have roots anywhere from the Caucasus/Anatolia to Romania/Bulgaria and beyond, with a disconnected but acute grouping in Jordan. I've read that it may be Thracian, yet it has been found in the DNA of an ancient Viking in Denmark.

Although an extremely rare subclade, it has been found in higher concentrations in Romany peoples (55%) and Jordanians near the Dead Sea (40%). In Italy (where my grandmother was born, near Rome), it averages >2% total.

Out of the 1500 matches on 23&me (that opt into sharing), only ONE showed a close match at U3b1 (a later subclade). But no family connection could be determined.

ANY U3b's out there..?
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That ancient Viking is interesting. Many years ago, there was an article about the Vikings in National Geographic magazine. A photograph in the article showed Viking runes carved into a piece of wood in Constantinople. The author said that Vikings traded with the Byzantines via an inland, river route; I forget which river it was.
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joetucciarone wrote: 13 Apr 2021, 17:19 That ancient Viking is interesting. Many years ago, there was an article about the Vikings in National Geographic magazine. A photograph in the article showed Viking runes carved into a piece of wood in Constantinople. The author said that Vikings traded with the Byzantines via an inland, river route; I forget which river it was.
It seems (from what I've read on the subject) that it's most common to Sicily (as far as Italy goes) but still extremely rare. I do show strong traces of Sicily in my Italian makeup (along with Campania, Lazio, Abruzzo and Apulia). Oddly no Calabria, Basilicata or Molise. But it could have come from anywhere. My grandmother favored a northern, almost French appearance whereas my grandfather favored the south and eastern Med (but I don't know HIS maternal haplogroup, unfortunately)...
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