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 Y-Chromosome Haplogroup J. Shortcut to: FAQ, People, Links, Donate
Y-DNA_J-M304 Top News  Nov. 13, 2012: FTDNA Holiday Sale 2012! (products link). Also for new 37/67 marker kits. Especially low marker kits should use this period until 31 of December to upgrade.
Go to myFTDNA > Order an Upgrade > Order Special Offers > Select A Product:
12 Marker kits: Y-Refine12to25 $35 ($49), Y-Refine12to37 $69 ($99), Y-Refine12to67 $148 ($189);
25 Marker kits: Y-Refine25to37 $35 ($49), Y-Refine25to67 $114 ($148);
37 Marker kits: Y-Refine37to67 $79 ($99), Y-Refine37to111 $188 ($200);
67 Marker kits: Y-Refine67to111 $109 ($129);

Genographic Project
Geno 2 male customers who are tested positive for M304 Y-SNP, please transfer your data (in Profile / Expert Options) for free to Family Tree DNA to your existing kit-number or create a new account and join this project to give and receive more information about your paternal lineage origin and roots in the Y-chromosome tree. Downloaded Geno 2 Data files with the Y-DNA-SNP results are also welcome (please ask Project Admins).

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. Z2220) 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, Y-DNA Project Help
  • under 20 markers: rough clustering. Marker upgrade and/or Deepclade-SNP test is suggested. As of fall 2012 Geno 2.0 test ($199) replaces the old Deep Clade test ($129).
  • 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 SNPs: 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, see also the FTDNA version for comparison with ISOGG).
  • Phylogenetic tree overview: J1-M267 (by VictarM), J2a-L26 (by ChrisR), J2b-M102 (by VinceT).
Y-DNA_J-M304 Map About the people doing the work for the Project:
All the current Volunteer 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, HG A, 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: $196.65

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $29.00 9/19/2012     162205 Unknown
Debit $29.00 8/25/2012     110692 Unknown
Credit $100.00 8/8/2012 John C. Edens     Unknown
Debit $29.00 8/8/2012     115615 Unknown
Debit $27.00 7/24/2012     N104541 Unknown
Credit $210.00 7/24/2012 Bonnie Schrack For J2a3i-L198 research   Individual
Debit $72.00 7/24/2012     N104541 Unknown
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
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Distinct mtDNA Haplogroups 245
Distinct Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 40
Distinct Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 9
Family Finder 420
Maternal Ancestor Information 964
Maternal GEDCOMs Uploaded 102
mtDNA 785
mtDNA Full Sequence 280
mtDNA Plus 565
mtDNA Subgroups 25
Paternal Ancestor Information 1649
Paternal GEDCOMs Uploaded 208
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1495
Total Members 2214
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 28
Unreturned Kits 9
WTY 38
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 534
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 311
Y-DNA Subgroups 203
Y-DNA111 350
Y-DNA12 2194
Y-DNA25 1906
Y-DNA37 1823
Y-DNA67 1332