American indians in northern Europe? Q-L804 geographical location

This is the geographical locations of the YFull kits of the interesting branch Q-L804 with closest relatives among the American indians. Some how the Q-L804 branch seems to have made it to northern Europe at some point, likely through Siberia. Non YFull kits gets a highly transparent dot in the predicted branch colour that can show the dencity of Q-L804. The Genographic Project (Geno) kits with Q-L804 Geno stoped collecting samples in August 2019 but have captured some Q-L804.

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.


Hans Ersson, 1655, illustrates the impact an individual can have on the genetic make up of a region. 25% of those born 1890-1930 in Sorsele had a strait paternal line to him according to the database Kråken. Quite extrem! To see if there were more extrem cases I made a histogram of the number of “founding fathers” and their number of descendents in the database with a strait paternal line to them.

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.

Y haplogroups in Finland and Scandinavia

I made a map of the YFull kits with province listed for the Scandinavian countries and Finland with the basic idear that one kit should be one point. Mainly as an experimental alternative to other maps for showing the geographical distributions of the haplogroups. To avoid over plotting each point searches for a free space to be plotted and can also adjust size to squese in. This causes the ball shapes in especially Finland as most points are located to province landmass centroides.

Proportion Sami in northern Sweden

Sami in southern Sweden

This is the percentages of sami in the parishes as reported by the ministers. What they reported is “Lapps” and maybe this term has been interpreted differently by different ministers. Maybe there is not a one to one correspondance of the term. White areas denotes missing information. The areas in Värmland, Dalarna, Västmanland and Gästrikland with sami population are wellknown and studied eg by Ingvar Svanberg and discussed at Other interesting areas on the map that stand out are:

Infant deaths in northern Sweden

Gammelhemmet (Old home)

I visited the ruins of Erik Erssons farm in Knaften several times. Erik is my grandfather 9 generations back. He is confirmed to belong to the haplogroup Q-L804 by 5 kits decending from him and one from his brother Håkan Ersson. Its the blue area “Gammelhemmet” on the map on the bottom. The blue line is a water canal to get water to the farm. Gammelhemmet The map below over Eriks farm is klickable for a larger map from 1726.