Jewish E Project (formerly Jewish E3b Project) - Goals

JEWISH E PROJECT:
The main goal for the Jewish E Project is to study near and distant relatedness among participants.

E1b1b LEVITES: STARTED 06/22/2006
It has also been observed in moderate numbers among individuals from Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Samaritan backgrounds that contain the E1b1b (E3b) haplogroup, having a tradition of descending from the tribe of Levi, suggesting that the E1b1b (E3b) Levites may have existed in Israel before the Diaspora of 70 C.E. This project is to invite all haplogroup E individuals that have a paternal tradition of descending from the tribe of Levi, to see how different or similar their haplotype markers are and if patterns can be observed.