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JoŽlle Apter (M.Sc.)
In addition: The haplogroup just defines your origin in the Prehistory. You will find members of J around the world, but this doens't mean you have asiatic and african roots and that you are related with each J member.
To analyse to whom you are related, you must look your Y- or mtDNA-Profile, not the haplogroup, this is really important! Just persons, who match with you in 25/25 y-Markers or in the HVR1 and HVR2 exacty, belong to your family or have the same origins. So, please, look at these people to define your roots and not where you can find the haplogroup J.
I am a red-haired Scot from the east coast of Scotland, and this Syrian lady was my ancestor! I can trace my mother\\\\\\\'s mother\\\\\\\'s mother (etc.) back to my 4 x great-grandmother Nancy Howat, who lived in Belfast in Northern Ireland in the late 1700s, and was probably of Scottish Protestant \\\\\\\"settler\\\\\\\" stock. The surname Howat is found most commonly in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, where many of the Protestant emigrants to Ulster came from. I have found some mtDNA matches with other people who have Northern Irish ancestry.
But I also have mtDNA matches with Norwegians, Norwegian-Americans, Russians and Latvians. The genetic genealogist Stephen Oppenheimer has a map in his book \\\\\\\"The Origins of the British\\\\\\\" showing the mtDNA J1 people migrating from Norway to the British Isles in the Neolithic (New Stone) Age. So they moved a long way from Syria.
But the mtDNA J haplogroup is still commoner among the Bedouin of the Middle East than among any other ethnic group. My wife and I have just come back from a holiday in Jordan, where we met some Bedouin - and I couldn\\\\\\\'t help thinking of them as distant cousins!
my concer is to confirm jewish paternal side
and other sides
what could be the more interresting test for me
i am alone celibate and my parents didn t live anymore, it is possible to perform so a good test
Just 5% of J maternal have jewish ancestry, so it is possible, that you are jewish on this line. If you carried out the analyse with IGENEA you already have been determined. In case of being a FTDNA-Customer, you could give me your login and I would see, if you possibly have jewish ancestry.
I just found out that my granddad on his motherside is part of the Haplogroup J - is it correct to say that this is a common jewish DNA?
Furthermore, her tribe are the Germans - is it still possible that she had jewish ancestors?