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 51
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 115
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 44
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 173
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 25
Maternal Ancestor Information 280
mtDNA 270
mtDNA Full Sequence 114
mtDNA Plus 213
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 403
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 64
Total Members 557
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 2
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 117
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 76
Y-DNA Subgroups 26
Y-DNA111 59
Y-DNA12 544
Y-DNA25 442
Y-DNA37 405
Y-DNA67 210