Jewish DNA Project- Background



Jewish, Jewish DNA Project, Jewish Heritage Proj, Jewish Heritage Project


Begun in September, 2000 at the time of Family Tree DNA's founding, the study began with the fathers at the Solomon Schechter School of Bergen County, NJ and branched into a study of Ashkenazi roots generally. The project currently has over 2,500 participants.  

NOTE: If you are a member with evident Jewish heritage, unless you indicate otherwise by contacting us, once you join this project we will  join your kit to the FTDNA Avotaynu project, a private* clearinghouse of Jewish genetic data that both assists JEWish FTDNA Project administrators in comparative analysis and also provides data for scientific research projects.   (*no data is visible to general public or members--only to connected project administrators and researchers).  You are welcome to leave the Avotaynu project at any time. 

General Fund

Current balance: $141.65

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $79.00 9/23/2016     527632 Unknown
Credit $50.00 8/1/2016 Paul GABION     Anonymous
Credit $100.00 4/24/2016 W. Piotrot     Unknown
Credit $10.00 2/25/2016 Teresa Spaulding maiden name Lex     Unknown
Debit $138.95 11/20/2015     450514 Unknown
Debit $157.95 11/2/2015     445467 Unknown
Debit $139.00 11/2/2015     421928 Unknown
Debit $39.00 11/1/2015     B80251 Unknown
Debit $89.00 11/1/2015     55458 Unknown
Credit $500.00 10/11/2015 Gidi Poraz In nemory of Matti Greenberg’s parents, Mieczyslaw (Mietek) and Cyla Wajnsztajn (Weinstein).   Memory Of
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 147
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 302
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 444
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 338
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 1294
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 99
Maternal Ancestor Information 1644
mtDNA 1685
mtDNA Full Sequence 802
mtDNA Plus 1330
mtDNA Subgroups 12
Paternal Ancestor Information 1966
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 356
Total Members 2880
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 83
WTY 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 220
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 151
Y-DNA Subgroups 32
Y-DNA111 349
Y-DNA12 2036
Y-DNA25 1627
Y-DNA37 1525
Y-DNA67 916