Recently Darrel Kemle had his DNA tested by the National Genographic Project which traces your genetic ancestry back to homosapiens many many years ago. They can identify a male's deep ancestry using the Y-Chromosome. Only males can determine their deep ancestry using the Y-chromosome. But don't despair ladies, you too can have your DNA tested using the mtDNA. Darrel sent in swabs from the inside of his cheeks which were analyzed for DNA markers. The DNA tests show that Kemles belong to Haplogroup I1. Siegfried Kiemle's DNA test showed that he belonged to Haplogroiup E. And I (David) also had my DNA tested and found mine was Haplogroup I in agreement with Darrel's, as we would expect.
After getting my DNA results from Family Tree DNA, they sent me the following from their Haplogroup I "Normans Of Continental Europe Group". They have studied the DNA from people from Haplogroup I who donated their DNA. David
DNA by Dr. KozietulskiSeptember6, 2012.
Message from Dr. Marek Skarbek Kozietulski :
Your Norman haplotype I1 is not uncommon in Continental Europe, where your ancestors were from.
The purpose of our DNA Project is to identify descendants of Normans in Continental Europe,
i.e. Europe without British Isles and Scandinavian Peninsula.
We classify as Normans, people with Haplogroup I1, whose families historically originated in this region.
Today, we see six basic waves of their influx into this region:
Six basic waves of influx into Continental Europe
1. Prehistoric movements of Nordic tribes in times of “Voelker-Wanderung”.
2.– Early-medieval expansion of Norman conquerors, merchants and mercenaries from the seventh to the eleventh centuries.
3.Participation of knights with Norman origin in the wars and crusades– from the eleventh to the fifteenth century.
4. British people of Norman origin serving in mercenary regiments in this part of Europe – from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
5. Immigration waves of German and Dutch settlers to Central, Eastern and Southern Europe from the thirteenth to the twentieth century.
6.Swedish soldiers in the conquests and wars in Central and Eastern Europe from the seventeenth to the eighteenth century.
The I1 subclade of Haplogroup I is estimated to be 4000 to 5000 years old, and confirmed by the single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, known as M253. While many I1 members trace their ancestry to Scandinavia, others find their roots in the British Isles, Germany, and beyond.
DNA Message by Dr. Marek KozietulskiSeptember 6, 2012.
Dr. Marek Kozietulski provided a timeline for the I1 Haplogroup. (ybp = years before present.)
As you can see from this timeline I1 was formed not a long time ago - about 4000 years ago.
Its demographic explosion was probably a result of switching of the I1 population from hunting to agriculture.
David Kemle, your ancestors are from the area close to the Rhine valley in Schwaben.
In my opinion (Dr. Marek Kozietulski) the I1 population has moved to the Rhine valley (up to Switzerland) in times of Julius Caesar. A hunger in Scandinavia has caused that several tribes (called Suebs) have left Southern Scandinavia and attacked neighbor territories in the South. Their invasion has gone to the South along the Rhine, and they were stopped by Julius Caesar in Schwaben, where they were defeated by him.
But Caesar allowed Suebians to settle on the territories which they have conquered earlier. So the I1 people in Schwaben are probably descendants of Suebs.