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Haplogroup G

Haplogroup G is a Y chromosome DNA haplogroup, a branch of the family of modern humans on the male side. Men and their male descendants belonging to a Y-DNA haplogroup are closely related to each other on the patrilineal (father-to-son only) side.

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Comment by Zorknapp on July 13, 2009 at 10:55am
Yes, I did my testing through the Genographic project... I'll look into the additional testing, but finances are tight right now, so a lot of it depends on cost... :)

And, I assumed we might only be related from "Way" back, as I think I would have found people already if we were more closely related. And for me, and my Lord line, "Way back" means before 1800.

Comment by Gloria Fields on July 12, 2009 at 11:49pm
WRIGHT surname, my brother tested in G.........5 haplogroup (don't have exact group with me, I'm away from home) Our father Raymond W. Wright b.1917 in Guernsey Co., Cambridge, OH, his father George Ural Wright b. OH and his father, Emerson Benjamin Wright b. abt 1860 in OH and his father George Wright b. VA or OH last info we have.
Comment by Peter T. Christy on July 12, 2009 at 1:25pm
Welcome, Darlene:

Thanks for joining our new Haplogroup G page on GenealogyWise and for representing your father as the G donor.

Our other members may know that the Atha/Athan/Athey/Athy clan from Galway, Ireland has been extensively researched, well-documented and of Haplogroup G ... G2a3 to be exact.

Our genetic cousin Thomas Whitfield 'Whit' Athey is the Editor of the Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG), a leading researcher of our haplogroup and is the co-administrator of the Haplogroup G Project at Family Tree DNA. Whit recently co-ordinated our haplogroup's response to the FTDNA "Walk Through the Y" (WTtY) Project, which has already recruited 16 G's for extensive testing of their Y-DNA. No small matter, considering that it cost each donor $750 for the test!

The results of the WTtY Project are now starting to become available and we may expect additional SNPs to be confirmed and tests to be commercialized. Thanks to Whit, our haplogroup is rapidly advancing from the rarest, most recent and poorly understood to ... well, we're still rare and recent, but now we are much better understood, but there is still much more to learn.

Comment by Darlene Athey Hill on July 12, 2009 at 9:29am

My dad is a G2a3. Our surname is Athey. Our immigrant ancestor, George Athy, immigrated to the U.S. from Galway, Ireland in the mid-1600s. The Athy family is one of the original 'Tribes of Galway' and had the first castle there.

I had his DNA tested on FamilyTreeDNA as part of the Athey surname project.
Comment by Peter T. Christy on July 12, 2009 at 9:28am
Thanks for joining us, Mike.

You almost certainly are "G2 something" ... of the 1,575 members of the FTDNA Haplogroup G Project only four (4) are "only G2". Depending on where you were tested you may only know your results to G2, but Family Tree DNA (or the National Geographic Genographic Project by transfer to FTDNA) will test it as far as "six characters" e.g., G2a3b1. With the recent results of their "Walk Through the Y" Project we may soon expect a seventh, eighth and eventually many more characters, each representing another branch with multiple sub clades.

If you were tested by either FTDNA or NGGP please join the G Project, learn what your results are in full and have the project administrators analyze and categorize your results with your closest genetic cousins.


P.S. Why do you assume that we are only related from WAY back?
Comment by Zorknapp on July 12, 2009 at 7:53am
Good morning! I am a G2, not sure about any letters after that. Last name is Lord. The Lord's immigrated to the US from Ireland in 1850. Don't know where they were before then, as I haven't been able to trace them in Ireland yet. Unfortunately, the family disappears once I go back before 1850.

Good to meet other G2 folk. It's good to know we're related, although WAY back... :)
Comment by Peter T. Christy on July 11, 2009 at 6:08pm
Thanks, John!

May we know where you were tested and how you are sure that you are G2c? As you are aware, that clade is highly unusual and specific ... the members are predominately descendants of Ashkenazim, although we are finding some that are from the Middle East, especially Afghanistan.

Are you a part of Ted Kandell's discussions?

Comment by John Gleason Cramer, Jr. on July 11, 2009 at 6:01pm
Hi. I just joined. My y-chromosome is haplogroup G, or more specifically, haplogroup G2c, inherited from my grandfather Adolf Cramer, about which little is known. I write a magazine column, and one of my recent columns was devoted to genetic genealogy in general and tracking Adolf in particular. It's on the web at .

John Cramer

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