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J2a-L26* SNP found (Z6064)? New seldom clade J2a-PH890

First the FTDNA deep clade and then even Geno 2.0 left a considerable part of J2a-L26 kits without downstream haplogroup. In 2013 Y-sequence results first showed that PF5088 unites L24 and M67 together with many other clades substream of L26 and as parallel group J2a-M68 samples from 1000 Genomes Project and Sardinian samples 848-849 (Francalacci et al 2013) allowed the […]


Three J2 found at Merovingian buriel site (Roman-Frankish transitional period)   Recently updated !

Thanks to the find of Irakli Akhvlediani with post to the J2 Fb group and the translation of Robert Sanders we gathered this fascinating information. Het Merovingisch grafveld, in: R.C.G.M. Lauwerier & J.W. De Kort 2014: Merovingers in een villa 2. Romeinse villa en Merovingisch grafveld Borgharen – Pasestraat. Onderzoek 2012. Amersfoort (Rapportage Archeologische Monumentenzorg 222), 211-220. Robert: The people […]

Merovingian grave in Borgharen (Universiteit Leiden)

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J2a-Z6049: finally more substructure in this old J2a* clade

I worked trough the evidence for this old J2a clade for ISOGG certification and found new structure: http://tree.j2-m172.info/?Hg=J2a1b Z6049 is equivalent to S18476/SK2198. A new subclade is SK1312 for whom so far all Georgian BigY are positive: 270352, 259005, 258936 Since Z6048 has no coverage in BigY we have to wait until FTDNA is able to complete the BigY of […]


Ancient Y-DNA discussion: no J2a in pre-Bronze Europe?   Recently updated !

UPDATE 10 November 2014: The publication of DNA data from Neolithic to Iron Age Hungary did make a revision of this article necessary, as the sample BR2 (ca. 3,200 years old) was found to be positive for J2a-M67-CTS3261 (Kandell T.). His autosomal analysis lets suspect that he descends mainly from Western ancestors with no near connections to Anatolia Caucasus or […]

Neolithic and later Y-Hg migrations to Europe, CC-BY ChrisR

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First Stats based on regrouping in J-Project@FTDNA (1,503 J2 kits). See Google J2-M172_spreadsheet > Stats Main Groups > 2014-01-06 (in order of importance):  J2a1a1b1a1-M67 28.1%, J2a1a1a1-L24 23.5%, J2b2a1-L283 10.7%, J2a1b-Z6046 5.5%, J2a1a1a2-PF5197 5.4%, J2a1a1b-PF5116 (xM67,M319) 4,4%, J2a1a2-Z6055 4.1 %, J2a2-PF5008,L581 3.4%, J2a1a1b1a1-M319 2.7%, J2b1-M205 2.3%, etc.

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Minimal reference J2 phylogeny

The makers of the mtDNA reference phylogeny (Mannis van Oven, et al.) did setup a “minimal reference” for the Y-DNA haplogroups. Team members are in contact with Mannis to achieve an updated and optimized J2-M172 minimal  reference: . Primary goals of www.phylotree.org/Y/: […] optimal  global  discrimination capacity  based  on  a  strongly  reduced  set  that  includes  only  the  most  resolving  Y-SNPs. […]


J2 phylogeny in 1000 Genomes Project

Under the lead of Greg Magoon a group of citizen scientists (including J2-M172 team members Bonnie Schrack and Chris Rottensteiner) where involved in the analysis of a high-resolution a priori maximum parsimony Y-chromosome (“chrY”) phylogeny created from data of 1292 male samples in the 1000 Genomes Project. 63 of those samples are in haplogroup J2-M172 (42 in J2a and 21 […]

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J/J2 fusion under way @ FTDNA 1

J2-Project admin Angela Cone who has blogged in Nov. 2012 about the reasons of low activity since 2008: “Sir Nico, Earthquakes, and Hypodopaminergia” and already announced her wish to have of team of  co-admins, everyone dedicated to a speciality area. “Before this new J2 project incarnation can fully emerge, there will be a period of metamorphosis over the next few months.  Behind […]