Far Guy got the results of his DNA story.
England, Wales and Northwestern Europe 69 %
Germanic Europe 17 % ( Northwest Germany)
Norway 6 %
France 4 %
Ireland and Scotland 4 %
Northwestern Europe covers a large area: Ireland, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Northern Germany, Luxembourg, Northern France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, South Germany and Switzerland. Some of these peoples were Celtic and some were Vikings.
The Vikings part is a bit interesting. There is a Genetic connection to Far Guy. The Vikings were eating raw fish and sometimes the fish had worms that would make you ill. Over the years their bodies adapted and they developed a mutated gene…that gene is what causes Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency. That is the good news/ bad news, you won’t get worms but your liver will not produce a protein to protect your lungs.
Far Guy’s parents. They were both carriers for the bad gene, one was an M (normal) and and S (deficient gene), the other was M (normal) and Z (deficient gene). We do not know which is which. ( If all relatives would take the free test we might be able to figure it out…as of yet few have been tested.) Far Guy is a SZ (deficient), his sister is MM (normal) he got the bad genes and she got the good ones. A child gets one gene from their father and one from their mother…the luck of the draw. I am MM (Normal) so we knew right away that both of our daughters were carriers. Only one of our Grandchildren is a carrier….four escaped and one did not.