Our haplogroup is
defined by SNP
Wat does this say about our
By making use of tiny
differences between individual DNA, it is -in
principle- possible to recontruct the pedigree of all
In practice, the
Y-chromosome is used to investigate the male lineage.
This chromosome is given from father to son but not to his
The results of this type
of DNA-analysis is reflected in several haplogroups.
The individuals that make up a group have common
DNA-mutations and also a common regional background.
In this way we can
trace the ultimate ancestor of OUR father's father's ...
"Out of Africa"
-25.000 year Central-Asia (current
Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
back tot the Caucasus (current North-Iran,
-10.000 / -5.000 year
journey around the Black Sea
(South: via current Anatolia,Turkey & North: via current
-5.000 year to
Central-Europe (via current Bulgaria, Rumenia)
-3.000 year (proto)-Celtic
cultures around the Alps
‘Our’ haplogroup R1b... is
the most common in Western Europe
Our DNA-investigation comes
to an end with the S116/P312-mutation
of about 5,300 years ago (3,300 BC).
The German split of the S21/U106 mutation (3,500 years ago) is NOT ours,
neither are the later refinements of 'our' S116/P312 that are found with
Basques, Catalans, Brits en Italians.
at the end of our
haplogroup R1b1b2a2* means
that -for us- there is a need for further haplogroup classification.
Nevertheless a clue for further investigation ?
identical markers 20 identical markers
There are a lot of related DNA’s in Belgium and Holland, but also in
the United Kingdom and in Germany.
It is interesting to notice that the German DNA is concentrated near
the Black Forest, where we can find the WALDACH river and the
little town of WALDACHTAL !
The genetic distance suggests a common ancestor about 700 to 900
Could it be that the
surname WALDACK came to Belgium, at that time, with a immigrant from the
German Black Forest ?