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Taylor Haplogroup J

This page is about the Y chromosome haplogroup J. Its purpose is to explain the genealogical and anthropological meanings of the determination.

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As of this writing, Taylor Family Genes has 14 members in this haplogroup, about _% of the total membership.

About this Group

Haplogroup J is believed to have originated 44 to 19 kya in western Asia.  Its defining SNP is P209.

It is most frequent today on the Arabian Peninsula, with significant presences near the Mediterranean coasts of Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor.

Members of this haplogroup may want to consider joining the DNA project for it. See http://www.familytreedna.com/public/y-dna_j/ or one of those listed at http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Y-DNA_haplogroup_projects.

From Wikipedia:

"Haplogroup J is found in greatest concentration in Southwest Asia. Outside of this region, haplogroup J has a moderate presence in Southern Europe (especially in central and southern Italy, Malta, Greece, and Albania), Central Asia, and South Asia, particularly in the form of its subclade J2 (J-M172). Haplogroup J is also found in North Africa and the Horn of Africa, particularly in the form of its subclade J1 (J-M267). Subclades J2a and J2a1b1 are found mostly in Greece, Anatolia, and southern Italy."

Y-DNA Values

We do not publish individual members' Y-DNA results. They may be viewed on the Family Tree DNA public site,  http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspx?section=yresults

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Revised: 09 May 2013