Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA isn’t quite a “paternity test,” but can help you solve paternity mysteries, including those for your male ancestors! Here’s how one man used YDNA to help identify an ancestor’s birth father. Thanks to Bob Land for writing this story about how Y-DNA helped him...
YDNA Haplogroup J | J1 and J2

YDNA Haplogroup J | J1 and J2

Y-chromosome haplogroup J, and its subgroups J1 and J2, are connected with origins in the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Europe and North Africa, and among many men of Ashkenazi Jewish, Arab Bedouin, Uygur and Uzbek origin. Explore J haplogroup maps and history here. If...