Y-DNA J Haplogroup Project - Background



Biggest Project about Y-DNA J-M304 (includes J1 and J2) with 2,000 members. Please join to discover more about this Y-Chromosome Haplogroup. Shortcut to: FAQ, People, Links, Donate
Y-DNA_J-M304 Top News  June 25, 2012, BES - July 19, 2012, CR: L927 is a major new SNP we've been hoping to find for years, which will split J2a3 (L26+) into two branches!  J2a3b and J2a3h are L927+!  J2a3* Cluster C looks like it's L927- while the following subclades/clusters have have first positive results: L1064 (sibling of J2a3c) with father L250.2, J2a3d.  What about the others? We ask many members of J2a3*, and its smaller subclades, to test L927, confirm results and help us discover the new shape of our J2a3 phylotree! See recommendations in Results table, News, MolGen Forum L927.
June/July 2012, BES & CR: New WTY SNP to test in J1c3d* (L147.1+): L1253.  Members of J1c3d cluster B, and anyone whose haplotype is at all similar, are urged to order L1253!  See News, MolGen Forum L1253.
New SNPs to test under J2a3 (L26+): L250.2 & L251.2. Subclades of these are J2a3c (M68+) and L1064+! Re-clustered project members who could be positive for these SNPs will find specific recommendations in the Results table. See News, MolGen Forum L250.2, L251.2, L1064.

Please help us to refine the tree, and to gather the evidence needed to include new SNPs as branches in the official ISOGG J tree, by testing the SNPs suggested in the table Y-DNA results > Classic (set Page Size to 2500) or by an Admin. One SNP will cost $29. Here's how to order:
  • Y-DNA_J-M304 MapLogin to FTDNA (MyFTDNA) > Order an Upgrade > Order an Advanced Test > Select Filter Test Type SNP
  • Search for recommended SNP (e.g. L927) and Add it to the cart. Repeat the last step for additional SNPs.
  • Make your order clicking on Next, etc.
We invite all members of the paternal Y-DNA haplogroup J, from anywhere in the world, to join, and welcome all interested researchers. Our volunteer project with no commercial intentions has an inclusive, open access philosophy! Since 2006 we've encouraged everyone to freely share their Y-DNA data for our common benefit (See also our Goals and Results). Please consider also donations to support our work.  With the recent discoveries of so many major SNPs, we need to test quite a few kits, and appreciate your generosity: please write your comments and wishes in the donation Note.
  • Compare your haplotype to people of all surnames and ethnic groups, and from countries all over the world. This may allow you to gain insight into your family's early origins.
  • Get assigned to a subgroup (cluster) based strictly on cluster analysis of marker values, and your SNP results. Ethnic labels on some subgroups are "after the fact" descriptions, not criteria for inclusion.
  • Y-DNA_J-M304 MapHear about the latest J-SNPs that are discovered, developed and that become available for ordering for members of the J haplogroup, with guidance on who will benefit by testing them.
  • See your subgroup status updated according to the latest data analysis and SNP information available.
  • You can help: if you see members of Haplogroup J show up in your surname, ethnic, or geographical project, or in Ysearch search results, etc., who are not members of the J-Haplogroup Project, please ask them to join! Especially if their haplotypes look unusual or different from others you've seen.
FAQ subgrouping/clustering: FAQ Markers, FAQ SNPs/Deepclade
  • under 20 markers: rough clustering. Marker upgrade and/or Deepclade-SNP test is suggested.
  • 20 - 67 markers: basic to good clustering. Advanced SNP test is suggested.
  • over 67 markers: advanced clustering. Advanced SNP test is suggested.
  • Important J-Haplogroup SNP's: M304 (J), M267 (J1), M172 (J2), L136 (J1c), M410 (J2a), M102 (J2b), P58 (J1c3), L26 (J2a3), M241 (J2b2), L147.1 (J1c3d), M67 (J2a3b), L24 (J2a3h), L25 (J2a3h2), L70 (J2a3h2a1).
  • Advanced SNP Tests are needed to refine deep clades and confirm nearest matches.
  • To view all results, please set Page Size to 2500.
  • Haplogroup J Nomenclature SystemsISOGG J (genetic genealogy community); FTDNA Draft J tree (lab research director Thomas Krahn); YCC, Karafet et al 2008 J (academic publication).
Y-DNA_J-M304 Map About the people doing the work for the Project:
All the current Group Administrators have begun with a simple private DNA-Test and eventually step by step have become Y-DNA Haplogroup-J experts by passion. They are not paid by FTDNA or others and do all the work in their free time.
  • Bonnie Schrack, Founder of the J Project, Librarian, Genetic Genealogist, Greenbelt, MD, US.
    Father is J2a3i (J2a>L26>L198, #9856 Schrag ~1740 Alsace), ISOGG Admin J, SNP research, FTDNA-Projects: Y-DNA A HG, mtDNA HG I, Swiss Anabaptist, Anabaptist FF, Hoover, Schrock/Schrag.
  • Dr. Tim Janzen, family practice doctor, Genetic Genealogist, Mennonite Genealogy & DNA, Portland, OR, US.
    J2a3h2a1* (J2a>L26>L24>L25>DYS445≤7>L70, #23148 Janzen ~1730 West Prussia), timjanzen.com, Mennonite DNA Project, ISOGG Admin J, 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador, FTDNA Projects: Y-DNA J-L24, Anabaptist FF, Zane DNA
  • Victar Mas, Irvington, NY, US. Catalan genealogy.
    R1b1b2a1a2c, J1c3d (J1c>P58>L147.1)
  • Marco A. Ricci, Art Historian, Vienna, AT.
    J1c3d* (J1c>P58>L147.1, #E13058 Kutschak 1881 Styria), FTDNA Projects: Y-DNA J1c3d KMY
  • Chris Rоttеnѕtеіnеr, Genetic Genealogist, Designer & Web-Dev., South Tyrol, IT.
    J2a3(c2?) (J2a>L26*H Tyrol), FTDNA Projects: AlpGen

Y-DNA_J-M304 MapLinks Y-DNA J Research (Lists, Trees, Maps, Frequency-Collections, Discussions, etc.). Please join, share and contribute in to the community:

General Fund

Current balance: $72.65

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $109.00 7/15/2012     9856 Unknown
Debit $29.00 7/11/2012     9856 Unknown
Credit $87.00 7/11/2012 Chris R. L250.2 for Bonnie's kit, L250.2 & L1064 for a clade/cluster not covered by new orders (see spreadsheet, used at the discretion of Chris R.)   Individual
Debit $87.00 7/3/2012     122074 Unknown
Credit $87.00 6/30/2012 Susan G. Boyle This should be used to test kit 122074 for SNPs L927, L250.2, and L1064   Individual
Debit $29.00 6/25/2012     87069 Unknown
Debit $29.00 6/19/2012     E4203 Unknown
Debit $178.00 4/18/2012     234698 Unknown
Debit $58.00 4/18/2012     227131 Unknown
Credit $30.00 3/25/2012 Roy King     Individual
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Distinct mtDNA Haplogroups 151
Distinct Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 37
Distinct Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 6
Family Finder 334
Maternal Ancestor Information 850
Maternal GEDCOMs Uploaded 104
mtDNA 704
mtDNA Full Sequence 245
mtDNA Plus 499
mtDNA Subgroups 25
Paternal Ancestor Information 1482
Paternal GEDCOMs Uploaded 209
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1380
Total Members 1989
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 29
Unreturned Kits 5
WTY 39
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 493
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 307
Y-DNA Subgroups 183
Y-DNA111 253
Y-DNA12 1974
Y-DNA25 1720
Y-DNA37 1647
Y-DNA67 1202