A North Scandinavian branch of Q-L804: Q-Y11515

This is the current “working tree” status of the Q-L11515 branch that has spread over much of northern Scandinavia. (Right klick and choose “view image” or “open image in new tab” to get it Zoomable). Green squares mean that we have at least two kits leading to the same forefather. The orange ones are of course important to get tested to confirm the correctness. The Q-L11515 branch i part of the big tree of paternal lines.

Most fertile persons in Southern Västerbotten and Northern Ångermanland

Fertility based on the database Kråken. The area that is covered is maily northern Ångermanland and southern Västerbotten so many fertile people from for example Skellefteå is missing. I know of at least one woman from Skellefteå with 21 children. The woman with most children, Maria Lovisa Johansdotter,Spöland, had her 22 children Nils Petter Hurtig Olofsson, Vännfors, who had 23 children. The male competition ends with a draw between Erik Nyberg Eriksson, Nyåker, and Mikael Mikaelsson, Armsjö with 29 children each, both with 2 partners.

Settlement of Forest Finns in Norrland

Well known are the settlements of Finns in Värmland but less known are the settlements in Norrland. So here comes a animated map of the settlements over time of Finns in Norrland. (Right klick and choose “view image” or “open image in new tab” to get it Zoomable). The area south of Dalälven is excluded. It makes the close DNA matches between people in this area and Finland more understandable. The map is based on Maude Westins map.

Descendants to some settlers in Västerbotten

The maps illustrates the impact of the “Örträsk Finns” on the interior of Västerbotten by three maps showing how their descendants spread. It is based on the database Kråken which is not compleatly finished for all of Västerbotten but it can anyway give a rough picture of how they spread over the land. For illustration three of the founding fathers are used namely: Johan Philipsson Hilduinen ca 1620-1697 Mårten Hindersson ca 1625-1697 Erik ca 1640 only known from his two sons Erik and Håkan The first map shows the proportion of the persons born 1890-1930 who descend from them.

Håkans Farm

Visited again the old settlements of some of my forefathers. The house on the picture is standing on the place where Erik Ersson (b. ca. 1669) helped his brother Håkan (b. ca. 1670) to start a farm in Örträsk in 1706. It has not been properly dated but might be from around 1750. (Green dot on the map at the bottom) The map below over Håkans farm is klickable for a large map over Örträsk from 1713.

Sursill-Arctophilacius + A DNA puzzle

Arctophilacius This is my paper link back to the big Sursill, Arctophilacius and Calamnius family. The link is probably wrong as there are conflicting DNA tests of the paternal lines from Petrus Arctophilacius at present. See more about this family at: Arctophile Origin of name???? 🐻 😄 A person who is very fond of and is usually a collector of teddy bears. Arctophile means just “bear loving, bear lover,” but in modern English specifically a lover of teddy bears, not grizzlies.

Branch Q-Y45428 of Q-L804

Here is a more detailed view of the North Swedish subbranch Q-Y45428 of Q-L804. All nine boxes at the bottom are kits tested at ftDNA and verified by “paper research”. Of the nine kits, eight can be followed to Erik, the father of Erik Ersson (6 kits) and Håkan Ersson (2 kits). Erik has made a big contribution to the population of Västerbotten and probably most people in the region can find him on their pedigree.

Rh-negativ förbannelsen

(English summary: Link to a paper showing that the Rh-negative blood type stod for a big part of stillbirths and infant mortality clustering within families in Skellefteå.) När jag har släktforskat på Skellefteå släkter har jag märkt att det verkar som att det vilar en förbannelse över vissa familjer genom att en stor del av deras barn var dödfödda eller dog strax efter födseln. Skellefteå har även en mycket stor andel som har blodgrupp Rh-negativ.


My pedigree. A lot of inbreeding going on in Västerbotten due to the rapid increase in the population from a small founding population. The part from Leksand, Dalarna has on the other hand very little inbreeding.

Mikael Mikaelssons Decendants

Some of Mikael Mikaelssons (Mickel Mickels’n, Gamm-Mickel) decendents that remaind in the area. He had 29 children in 2 marriages. Rapid increase in decendants and a lot of inbreeding in the following generations. Mikael Mikaelssons farfarsfar (Great grandfather) was Erik Ersson.