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Y-DNA Haplogroup J

For all those who are members of, or interested in researching this Y-chromosome haplogroup, made up of all paternal-line descendants who share the mutations 12f2.1, M304, P209, etc. Originally from the Middle East. Major branches are J1 and J2.

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Comment by Deane F. Schulze III on May 10, 2013 at 10:28am


 I'm writing in regards to the Y test results that have (and still are) coming in from FTDNA. My maternal uncle James Blair was tested for the 37 panel Y test in which most of the results have comeback already. It is very apparent the James is J1. James did not have any brothers and is the last known male Blair in this family line (his father was only child and grandfather was only male child).

 Our oldest known male Blair ancestor was my great great Grandfather Thomas Blair. Little is known of Thomas' history other than he died in 1911 (San Bernadino, Ca). In the 1900 and 1910 US Census' Thomas is listed as being born in New York in 1852 and his parents as being born in Scotland.

There are also 2 micro-alleles (DYS388=15.2 and DYS459=16.2) in my uncle's Y. Has anyone seen these connected to the J1 Haplogroup?

A link to my Uncle's 1-37 can found below:

Any assistance or guidance would be most appreciated!



Comment by RouX Renard on June 8, 2012 at 4:21pm

Hi Bonnie, Hi Everyone!  any British lineage J1s here?  :-)


RouX (J1c3d)

Comment by Karin Stocking on April 18, 2012 at 8:50am

I am researching my mother's paternal line which is the Canning name. My grandfather was first generation American born of Ulster-Scots parents both from the Garvagh area of Londonderry (William Canning and Sarah Jane Young) They were married in Aghadowey. William Canning (born about 1842 in Kirkcolm Scotland) was the son of James Canning (born about 1809) and Helen (sometimes Ellen, sometimes Elinar) Cook (sometimes McCook) who are both buried at St. Paul's church in Garvagh with their daughter, Mary Jane Hagan and her husband John Hagan.


My problem is finding siblings for James and his parents. From what I know, Canning is really an English name so this family was probably an Ulster plantation implant. I know that the Canning name is big in Garvagh as it was the Cannings that formed Garvagh but I have not been able to make any connection to those Cannings who were quite wealthy, as my great-great grandfather was just a tenant farmer for the Church of Ireland.

We have had our DNA done through Family Tree DNA and through Oxford Ancestry and we are J2 haplogroup which is rare for Britian except more are found in England than anywhere else in that region. We have come up with a DNA match to the McKinney family (whose ancestor was also a William Canning around the 1600's) and family of Kenning in California who originally came down from Canada.

Any leads or ideas are very welcome!

Comment by Armando Framarini on October 10, 2010 at 7:21am
Curious if there any Haplogroup "J" from Italy?
Here are my results for STRAIGHT "J" haplogroup
•These are my DNA Markers
•DYS456 15
•DYS3891 13
•DYS390 23
•DYS38911 30
•DYS458 17
•DYS19 15
•DYS385-1 14
•DYS385-2 17
•DYS393 12
•DYS391 10
•DYS439 11
•DYS635 21
•DYS392 11
•Y-GATA-H4 11
•DYS437 15
•DYS438 9
•DYS448 20
Comment by Saul Issroff on July 14, 2009 at 1:32pm
Hi Bonnie, We have been in contact before. Hope to learn from this group.

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