Jewish group of branches: I-MiddleEast


The Jewish branches can be grouped according to their Y-DNA characteristics. These characteristics are often related to a period between 10000ybp-4000ybp. Some branches had a founding father effect in that period outside the Middle East which gives information on the location of their ancestor at the time of the founding father. For other branches it is more likely that the ancestors were in the Middle East, where, in most cases, no founding father effect took place and population growth was continuous. An overview of the Jewish groups of branches is present.


The ancestor of this Jewish group probably lived in the North of the Middle East when he became Jewish. This is the area where the Y-DNA neighboring groups still live: ftdna project on I2c L596.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
GroupAS M
I2-P215 20- A
I2-S12195 1-

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