Friday, January 29, 2016

Famous E1b1b1-M35.1 Albert Einstein, Caravaggio, Wright Brothers and more ....

Some very famous people with E1b1b1-M35.1 Haplogroup Y-DNA. Are you on the list ?
I know there are others, but unconfirmed.....

Thursday, January 28, 2016

E1b1b1 L117 - Chassidic rabbinical lineage share the L117 SNP of Y-DNA Haplogroup E

Genetic genealogy study focused on the Y-DNA pedigree of the Savran-Bendery Chassidic dynasty from Ukraine and Bessarabia during the nineteenth century. Genealogical and Y chromosome genetic data are presented. All patrilineal descendants of the Wertheim-Giterman rabbinical lineage share the L117 SNP of Y-DNA haplogroup E, previously described as E-M35, E-M35.1 and E1b1b1 in the literature....

The Savran-Bendery Chassidic dynasty was active from the late 18th century until the Holocaust. The founder of the dynasty was Rabbi Shimon Shlomo (circa 1750 – 1802), son of Rabbi Avraham ha-Rofe. He was the Maggid (preacher) of Savran and disciple of the Maggid of Mezeritch, the primary disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chassidic Judaism.

The Savran-Bendery Chassidic dynasty is a particularly interesting lineage from a genealogical research standpoint, due, in part, to its many marriage connections to other iconic rabbinical lineages and dynasties throughout Europe and the Russian Empire. 

Notable among these interrelated rabbinic families is the Spira/Shapira/Shapiro rabbinical lineage, which traces its descent from Rashi (1040-1105) through the Treves rabbinical lineage, and which produced a long line of distinguished rabbis over the centuries.

The Savran-Bendery Chassidic dynasty connects to the Shapiro rabbinical lineage through multiple marriage connections. Aryeh Leib Wertheim’s first wife was Leah Hirsch. Her grandparents, Rabbi Menakhem Nakhum Twersky, the founder of the Twersky rabbinical dynasty, and Sarah Shapira, were both descendants of the Shapiro rabbinical lineage; Rabbi Twersky from Miriam Spira through the Katzenellenbogen rabbinical lineage, and Sarah from Miriam’s brother, Rabbi Peretz Spira, through the Shapiro rabbinical lineage.... 

The E-L117 Haplogroup
Essential to determining the unique Y-DNA “signature” of a particular rabbinical lineage is the terminal single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), which defines the haplogroup to which descendants of the lineage belong.32 In addition to having a high percentage of standard Y-DNA markers or short-tandem repeat (STR) allele values in common, another Y-DNA characteristic that all descendants of the Wertheim-Giterman rabbinical lineage share is that they all belong to the E-L117 haplogroup.
The E-L117 haplogroup was previously known as E-M35 or E-M35.1, and has also been referred to in the literature as E1b1b1. Previously, it had been assumed that haplogroup E1b1b1 (E-M35) arose in East Africa and the haplogroup was often incorrectly described as African, leaving a misimpression regarding the origin and complex history of this haplogroup. According to the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) and National Geographic’s Genographic Project, E1b1b1 may have arisen instead in the Near East or the Middle East, and then expanded into the Mediterranean with the spread of agriculture.   

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sephardic DNA ..... E1b1b1-a1b

Here is an interesting study on Sephardic Heritage DNA ....

Some Spehardic Family names ....  Alhadeff, Bekhor, Douek, Lisbona, Modiano, Souroujon, Rousso, Cavaliero, Marzouk and Taranto. Descendants of these families are indeed related to each other. 

The Modiano and Dwek families also have shown a probable common ancestor. 

Douek (Sephardic)  E1b1b1-a1b 13-24-13-10-16-18-11-12-12-14-11-31-15-9-9-11-11-26-14-19-33-14-14-16-17 Sephardic Heritage .... (about 40 % on this list are E1b1b1)

Signatures:  A statistical study of the Y-chromosomes among a large number of Jewish individuals in Europe has found 10 clusters of DNA (mostly Ashkenazim). These are called “signatures.” In our Sephardic study, we have found 17 unique signatures, indicating that Sephardim have more genetic diversity than do Ashkenazim. The possible reasons for the greater diversity among the Sephardim are complex and the subject for another, separate article. These signatures cover all of the typical haplogroups found among the Ashkenazim except for R1a, which was non-existent in our sample. A unique signature is an indication that some men were not related to a particular community where other signatures were prevalent. They may have immigrated into that community and/or were converted to Judaism (as was common in Roman times for freed slaves of Jewish families).