Jewish E Project (formerly Jewish E3b Project)- Background




The Jewish E Project (formerly Jewish E3b Project) is open to all males in Y-DNA haplogroup E and any of its subclades, who have KNOWN Jewish ancestry on their direct paternal line (your father's father's father, etc).

The E haplogroup has been observed in all Jewish groups world wide. One of its major subclades, E1b1b (formerly E3b) is considered to be the 2nd most prevalent haplogroup among the Jewish population.

According to one major paper, Contrasting patterns of Y chromosome variation in Ashkenazi Jewish and host non-Jewish European populations E-M35, which defines the E1b1b1 (formerly E3b1) haplogroup, is considered to be the second highest, next to J, for "Founding Jewish Lineages" in Europe. It is found in moderate amounts in all Jewish populations, from Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Kurdish, Yemen, Samaritan and even among Djerba Jewish groups.

Major Papers on Jewish Populations:
Multiple Origins of Ashkenazi Levites: Y Chromosome Evidence for Both Near Eastern and European Ancestries; Doron M. Behar, Mark G. Thomas, Karl Skorecki, Michael F. Hammer, Ekaterina Bulygina, Dror Rosengarten, Abigail L. Jones, Karen Held, Vivian Moses, David Goldstein, Neil Bradman, Michael E. Weale; Am. J. Hum. Genet. 73:768–779, 2003.

Contrasting patterns of Y chromosome variation in Ashkenazi Jewish and host non-Jewish European populations

Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes

Y Chromosomes of Jewish Priests

What was really Aaron's lineage? (Cohen modal haplotype)

The Tribe: The Cohen-Levi Family Heritage
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General Fund

Current balance: $184.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $25.00 2/17/2012       Individual
Credit $29.00 12/16/2011 Judith Simon To be used at the administrators' discretion to test a SNP for anyone in the project to help in the restructuring of the haplotree   Anonymous
Credit $25.00 12/16/2011 Stephen Morochnick In memory of Max Morochnick 1874-1938   Memory Of
Credit $25.00 12/16/2011 Elise     Unknown
Debit $20.00 8/4/2009     N55109 Unknown
Credit $50.00 4/27/2009 Jaime Rendon Hernandez     Honor
Credit $50.00 6/30/2008 Nicholas Michael     Unknown

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 52
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 84
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 15
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 5
Family Finder 127
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 9
Maternal Ancestor Information 224
mtDNA 187
mtDNA Full Sequence 71
mtDNA Plus 141
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 317
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 184
Total Members 427
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 2
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 57
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 84
Y-DNA Subgroups 28
Y-DNA111 39
Y-DNA12 426
Y-DNA25 352
Y-DNA37 332
Y-DNA67 198