J2-M172 Project- Background



Welcome to the J2-M172 Project@FTDNA!

J2-M172 diversified approx. 28,000 years ago in the Middle East. Learn More...

Goals: study the pedigree relationships (phylogeny) of all J2 lineages (subclades) down to genealogical time, assign project members to appropriate terminal groups and help them in using Y-DNA results and further testing to connect ancient paternal history with surname origins and genealogy. Learn More...


  • Dear visitor: this project is conducted by volunteer citizen scientists and admins.Please be patient when you encounter unfinished and outdated areas.
  • July 2014: First substantial re-grouping in the smaller J2a and the J2b groups.
  • Sep. 2013: J/J2 fusion @ FTDNA under way. Angela Cone has blogged in Nov. 2012 about […] her wish to have of team of co-admins, everyone dedicated to a speciality area. […] Read More...

More History for J2-FTDNA projects...

Support Research

If you have not done so, join the research, invite near and distant Y-DNA matches, send us your additional Y-DNA data and help by funding J2 Reseach.


J2 Partnering FTDNA Projects

members will be joined to appropriate partnering FTDNA projects for easier terminal research.

External Links & Help

Gateway Partnering

The J2 team will automatically add members to the appropriate J2 partnering FTDNA project as test results indicate.

ISOGG Certification

Newly discovered haplogroups need enough evidence for registration. Order appropriate further testing or donate for them.

BIG Y Sequencing

Next Gen Y Sequencing is the new test that pushes Y-DNA research in the next years. By ordering and making results available you will help tremendously to increase public knowledge.

Unless otherwise stated: Project Content © CC-BY J2-M172 Project@FTDNA Team, Member Data © kit owners.

General Fund

Current balance: $179.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $30.00 8/21/2015 My parents Votta/Bocchino   Memory Of
Credit $75.00 6/20/2015 Tony Maghark     Anonymous
Credit $25.00 9/2/2014 Lynn Teague     Unknown
Debit $70.00 9/2/2014       Unknown
Credit $30.00 9/2/2014 Chris R. Part of STR sale upgrade   Individual
Debit $39.00 8/15/2014       Unknown
Credit $50.00 5/19/2014 Jackson Devoni Thank you Chris. :)   Unknown
Credit $20.00 5/18/2014 L. M. Schliesser Administrators' choice   Memory Of
Credit $50.00 5/18/2014 L. M. Schliesser To support haplogroup development as decided by administrators   Memory Of
Debit $74.00 12/28/2011   Y-Refine37to67 149281 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 138
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 263
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 433
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 83
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 890
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 205
Maternal Ancestor Information 1360
mtDNA 961
mtDNA Full Sequence 459
mtDNA Plus 767
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 2326
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 431
Total Members 2929
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 13
WTY 16
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 430
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 241
Y-DNA Subgroups 336
Y-DNA111 478
Y-DNA12 2892
Y-DNA25 2427
Y-DNA37 2347
Y-DNA67 1498