The Jewish R1b Project- Background



Projected Started on: March 9, 2006
The R1b haplogroup is the most common haplogroup in Western Europe, yet it is found in only a small percentage of Ashkenazi Jews (roughly 10%).
How did this haplogroup makes its way into the Jewish genetic mosaic? There are several possible explanations and theories. However, they remain untested until we have a significant enough sample of data to show whether these results are of recent or distant contribution to the Jewish genetic soup.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are seeking data from those with a CONFIRMED paternal Jewish heritage. We're sorry, but it is not a project to compare against Crypto-Jewish claims.
Rather, we are trying to ascertain the genetic origins of those we know to be Jews or have such evidence on their paternal side (ie. the paternal grandfather had a bar mitzvah). We are also trying to determine if there are any signs of genetic variance or significant haplotypes within the R1b Jews.

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Current balance: $40.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $40.00 3/8/2015 George Chandler To test kit#733 Mednick for SNP S1051   Unknown
Debit $355.00 11/27/2013     45475 Unknown
Credit $20.00 6/12/2012 Dr. Tony B. Beizaee If we where forced to choose just one, there would be no way to deny that JUDAISM is the most important intellectual development in human history.   Individual
Credit $20.00 6/12/2012 Dr. Tony B. Beizaee     Individual
Debit $500.00 9/30/2011     45475 Unknown
Credit $25.00 8/7/2011 Barbara Kaplan     Individual
Credit $200.00 8/4/2011 Anonymous Lost in the Diaspora, patience and perseverance renders obstacles and difficulties insignificant.   Individual
Credit $100.00 4/27/2011 Sharon Keene-Snith Steve Tancos R1b1a2a   Individual
Credit $100.00 4/27/2011 Gil Gelfand     Individual
Debit $500.00 4/26/2011     116134 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 18
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 50
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 116
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 43
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 172
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 26
Maternal Ancestor Information 284
mtDNA 268
mtDNA Full Sequence 112
mtDNA Plus 211
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 406
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 65
Total Members 558
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 115
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 76
Y-DNA Subgroups 26
Y-DNA111 61
Y-DNA12 545
Y-DNA25 443
Y-DNA37 405
Y-DNA67 210