Thursday, August 02, 2007

Recap Shrekenangst

Date Line August 2, 2007

Well, by definition, summer distractions distract. In our case, they have distracted from deeper investigation into the realm of a family genetic , and paper trail, genealogy identified as “Shreknangst”.

As previously noted, the Shreknangst name and designation are supported by a 1764 passenger manifest, a spelling etymology as the name appears throughout American print records.

It is noted that we did not obtain copies of the German records from our Shreck* variant German language researcher. As such, we do not have a means of examining the spelling as it appeared between 1639 and 1764.

What is known:
1. During the Thirty-Years War, and mid-1600's plague era, an infant appeared in a peaceful segment of Germany.
2. The region was on the Jewish migratory path to Holland, where many Jews were going seeking refuge.
3. The Netherlands Jews of the period were the financiers of the Dutch East Indies Corporation which was instrumental in the settlement of New Amsterdam (now New York City).
4. Western Germany, in the area of what is now Alsace-Lorain France, has been identified as the settlement are of many Jewish families who assumed the surname “Shreck” (the word means Horror and reflects the conditions prevailing when the names were selected).
5. The yDNA associated with the tested Schreck surname is associated with Ashkenazi-Levite Galician Jews. It is also associated with Sorbian, people of the Bohemian German border region which was the primary 1630's battleground during the Thirty-Years War.

As it happens, the link with the Ashkenazi-Levite origins is indirectly strengthened through a persistent occurrence of the Shreknangst yDNA haplogroup with the J2 (of which one variant is associated with the Biblical Aaron) haplogroup.

This joint Shreknangst-J2 connection also appears specifically among groups associated with descent from nobility and priestly hierarchies akin to that of the Biblical Levite-Cohen hierarchy.

The genetic Shreknangst line appears to be founding Ashkenazi-Levite with a founding heritage dating back to the Indus valley and Sanskrit cultures which generated Hindu and Buddhist cultures.

These cultures, uniformly, make reference to milk, horses, chariots, and farming related activities. These cultures, originating in the region of Anatolia and the Indus Valley, are also the apparent origin of cities.

It is without question that the Anatolia and the Indus Valley region is the origin point for farming, pastoral life and domestication of animals still utilized today. There is also little question that this region gave rise to many of the spiritual concepts and constructs.

1. It would be interesting to identify the founding Jewish families which helped create New Amsterdam; and isolate their DNA.
2. To our true quest, it would be interesting to determine where:
a. various smelting and forging operations were first developed;
b. where horses were domesticated;
c. where milk was first used;
d. where farming developed;
e. where the first stable village appeared;
f. where the first city appeared;
g. where organized combat first appeared;

GRANTED. Most of the areas to explore are being explored and have been explored; but knew data continually appears. It is, for example, now believed that the first city and battle occurred in the area of Mount Ararat about 4400 BCE. Geographically speaking, Haplogroup R1a1 and J2 come together in the Biblical/Historical region of Ararat. _____________________________________________________

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