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Agnetha FältskogSweden

was called the “mother of peoples” by early historians and was the home of many of the barbarian tribes that overran the Roman Empire. Between 1820 and 1930, approximately 1.3 million Swedes, a third of the country’s population, emigrated to North America, and most of them to the United States. There are more than 4.4 million Swedish Americans according to a 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. In Canada, the community of Swedish ancestry is 330,000 strong.

There are two data sets that have been incorporated into DNA Consultants’ method.

  1. The Swedish A population data represent 309 unrelated Swedish individuals who were sampled by American Universities.
  2. The Swedish B population data represent DNA samples from 424 randomly selected, unrelated individuals of Sweden. STR frequencies were reported in the most recent European database release of the Working Group of the European Network of Forensic Institutes STRbase Project ( Frequencies).

Photo: Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog has been active on the international music scene since the 1960s. Photo is by Stockholm Pride and accessed on Agnetha Fältskog.

Source publication: Swedish (population 355): STR data for the AmpFlSTR Identifiler loci from Swedish population in comparison to European, as well as with non-European population, FSI, 2008, e49-e52. Swedish (population 453): ENFSI DNA WG STR Population Database v. 2. (strbase.org).[Population 355, 453]