J2a-L26 Levant Matches

Especially Subclades Downstream of L24
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About us

Our primary goal:
To combine our personal genetic data and family histories with late-breaking news about our J2a1* haplogroup to uncover our clan's likely travels over the last 500-10,000 years. (*J2a1, per latest Internat'l Society of Genetic Geneaology [ISOGG] Y Tree, is the name encompassing all the J2a subclades that are at or downstream of the ending marker (terminal SNP) of L26.)  Many of us are genealogists and even those who aren't are finding it fascinating to get this longer, bigger view of our families' history.

Along the way we:

1) Pool knowledge and research on relevant historical events and migrations

2) Pool knowledge and research on our individual genealogies to trace back our paternal line origins as far as possible

3) Promote advanced testing (higher marker numbers, SNP tests) in a strategic way to increase our insights into who connects to whom, how, when and why.

If you love history and finding your place in it...and are a genetic match with any of us---or want to take the DNA test to find out...please join!

Also, we work in close coordination with the J-L24 (J2a1h at ISOGG) project at ftdna which is looking at the history, migration and subcategories of the larger haplogroup of which we are a part. We encourage you to join that project as well since what they learn and determine will be relevant to you and your family as well.

Debra Katz
Volunteer Administrator