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Anglo-Saxon Y-DNA

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About us

The  current project administrator is David Coldwell The project was created to find a common ancestor among  those who have surnames of an Anglo Saxon origin or those who live or have  ancestry in the lands once occupied by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians andFranks.

I will accept only those people that have tested with a SNP  associated with Germanic origins.

Those that have surnames of a Germanic origin, those that match others surnames with a Germanic origin. Make sure that the SNP you have  tested is associated with a Germanic origin. 

In 98 B.C. Tacitus's writes in his work Germania, about the Ingaevones  who were described to be a West Germanic cultural group living along the North   Sea coast in the areas of Jutland, Holstein, Frisia and the Danish lands, where  they had by the first century B.C. become further differentiated into the  Frisians, Saxons, Jutes and Angles.

Ancient genealogies and myths have the three sons of Neugio who are named Boganus the progenitor of the Bogari, Vandalus the progenitor of  the Vandals, and Saxo the progenitor of the Saxons and Thuringii.

The Saxons were a Germanic people first appeared in the  beginning of the Christian era.

The Saxons were said to have lived in the south Jutland  Peninsula in the north of what is now modern day Germany.

By the end of the 6th century, the Saxons had taken all of  the Roman territory within north-west Germany, as far as the Elbe River.

The Angles and Saxons joined forces and in an invasion of  Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries. 

The Franks were a West Germanic tribal confederation first  attested in the third century as living north and east of the Lower Rhine  River.

The Saxons, from Lower Saxony what is today modern Germany (German: Niedersachsen)

The Frisians, the Germanic people whose origins are in coastal parts of The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany: They are concentrated in the Dutch provinces of Friesland and Groningen and, in Germany, East Frisia andNorth Frisia.

The Jutes, from the Jutland peninsula what is modern day Denmark.