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Oxford University: People of the British Isles

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Anyone else on here taken part in this? My wife was one of the participants. Still wading through the findings!

 

People of the British Isles

Population Genetics and Facial Genetics

https://peopleofthebritishisles.web.ox.ac.uk/

https://www.peopleofthebritishisles.org/face-genetics-0

https://peopleofthebritishisles.web.ox.ac.uk/population-genetics

 

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So most of are French!


“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”    

 

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Looks like white people in Britain are more likely to move to Australia and Spain than another county or city in the UK

Not at all. They specifically sampled people who lived in rural locations and whose ancestors hadn't moved.

If you did a similar thing in say St.Helens, Warrington, Widnes or the Lancashire mill towns, you wouldn't get much of a signal, because a few minutes with the 1841 or 1851 census would show you that a large proportion of people living there had moved from somewhere else. The industrial revolution caused huge movements of people in the north of England. Likewise if you attempted it in London or any other big city.

Fair to say that the methodology adopted by the researchers at Oxford (or certainly the conclusions they draw from the data) is fairly controversial within the field of population genetics. 

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"The split in the Northern Ireland group, one with the Scottish highlands and the other with the lowlands, suggests association with the people of Dalriada and with  the Picts, respectively, a separation of clans that existed around 600 AD."

Were there any historians involved in this project at all? This explanation is absurd.

The "Pict" group are obviously the descendants of the thousands of Lowland Scottish settlers in the 17th/18th centuries that completely changed the demographics of the north east of Ireland.

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