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Introduction My name is Ulrike and it means “Mistress of All” in German. I lived during the ice ages maybe about 18,000 years ago in the cold refuges of the Ukraine at the northern limits of human habitation. My descendants are found today mainly in the east and north of Europe with particularly high concentrations in Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Just under 2% of today’s living Europeans are descendants of me in a straight maternal (mother-to-child only) line.