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Taylor Haplogroup G

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

If you are coming to this page directly, you may want to read first about haplogroups in general; you will probably need the background.



As of this writing, Taylor Family Genes has 18 members in this haplogroup, about 3% of the total membership.

About this Group

Haplogroup G is believed to have originated 14 to 30 kya in the Middle East or South Asia. Its defining SNP is M201.

Haplogroup G is believed to have been brought to Europe by Neolithic Age farmers and herders as early as 9 kya. It is the haplogroup of Otzi the Iceman, whose mummified body was found in an alpine glacier. Other ancient European remains are also haplogroup G.

Members of this haplogroup may want to consider joining the DNA project for it. See http://www.familytreedna.com/public/G-YDNA.

From Wikipedia:

"The haplogroup is the most frequent in the Caucasus (found at over 60% in ethnic North Ossetian males and around 30% in Georgian males). The Kabardinian and Balkarian peoples of the northwestern Caucasus are known to be 29% G. Armenians are known to have around 11% of their males in Hg G."

The article goes on to say that the haplogroup in found in frequencies of about 5% to 10% in other parts of Europe, but lower in Britain & Norway. About 10% of Ashkenazi Jewish males are Hg G. In Southwest Asia, frequencies rise to as much as 20%.

Some Taylor Family Genes members in haplogroup G have started a mini-project at Ancestry.com to assist each other. To visit their page, click here,

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We do not publish individual members' Y-DNA results.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: 03 Sep 2014