“I came across an article in the Guardian about DNA tests to confirm Jewishness before issuing some marriage licenses.in Israel.”Yosef Carmel, an Orthodox rabbi and co-head of Eretz Hemdah, a Jerusalem-based institute that trains rabbinical judges for the Rabbinate, ....He explained that the Rabbinate are not using a generalized Jewish ancestry test, but one that screens for a specific variant on the mitochondrial DNA – DNA that is passed down through the mother – that can be found almost exclusively in Ashkenazi Jews.” Anyone know what specific variant on the mitochondrial DNA they are screening for?”
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September 6 @ 8:39am
I've just completed a detailed family tree and can identify 52 living family members (male and female) across four generations that are classified as U6a3e. 38 of them live in Rhodes Greece, 11 in Adelaide Australia and 3 in Salt Lake City Utah. Would testing a few of them across various genetic distances (siblings, 3rd cousins etc) be of any value?
August 25 @ 1:07pm
I am Spanish and my haplogroup is U6d
March 17 @ 4:47pm
Im interested to find out what countries are found for U6d3a. I would appreciate any help in this area. Also any sites you can recommend for me to visit to obtain more information. Thanks.
June 8 @ 6:38am
Hi Everyone. My name is Edward writing on behalf of my paternal grandmother. She's mainly of Portuguese descent and is predicted as belonging to U6a group. She has only 4 matches. Three of them have FMS and are predicted as U6a3e.
I was wondering what would be the benefits to upgrade her test to FMS? Her maternal grandmother is a brickwall to me. Would FMS help me anyway?
Thanks in advance for your answers and opinion.
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April 9 @ 11:57am
If any African Americans are apart of this group, Can you please list your surnames, location, and haplogroups specific to U6A? I'm doing some family and general history research. I'm from Michigan And mine is U6a3.
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Patrice Veilleux Roth
January 30 @ 8:51am
Monsieur Sécher, I have not been part of the group or checked this site for a long time as our lives changed a bit when we moved to Florida and started a new horse farm. My apologies. o this morning I was having my coffee while reading Science Daily and a study, titled "Mitochondrial ancestry of Medieval individuals carelessly interred in a multiple burial from Southeastern Romania" caught my eye.
July 4 @ 6:19pm
Hi, My mtDNA group is U6a7a and my mother and cousins are U6a7a1. I joined the group for this but there's no activity. Anyone on here belong to this grouping? Thanks. Deb
July 17 @ 11:43am
on behalf of my paternal aunt -haplogroup is U6a3-G185A. Her closest match of 0 distance is a Lawson. This is how I think her line goes but past the pruitt it is just a guess and matches from family finder test. She is a Maxey - her mother is a Reeves (Arkansas) then Mahaney(Missouri) Pruitt or a variation there of (Missouri) - according to matches I think her mother is a Lawson and then her mother is a Cross. She only has two matches Alan Lawson of 0 distance - he does not have a tree and a James Walker with a tree that I do not see a name to connect with. She does not match either on family finder.
April 1 @ 8:00am
According to FTDNA, my U6a3b matches using HVR1 and HVR2 are from England, Scotland and Ireland. Another match using only HVR1 includes Algeria. A recent episode of Secrets of the Dead called King Arthur's Lost Kingdom describes a site called Tintagel in Cornwall where excavations show a prosperous middle ages village where tin was traded for goods from the Mediterranean.
The dark ages were anything but dark and may have been how my mtDNA haplotype made its way to the western British Isles.