Hauri yDNA

Hauri yDNA

Hauri Test Results

All male Hauris and Haurys in Switzerland, France and Germany, and their Howery, Howry and Howrey cousins in America, theoretically should have nearly identical y chromosomes, because they almost certainly belong to the same male line, originating in Beromünster, Switzerland in the early 1300s. There hasn’t been time for many mutations in our y chromosomes….

Hauri yDNA

Key Concepts

Remembering high school biology, women have two x chromosomes, one inherited from the father and one from the mother. Men have an x chromosome inherited from the mother and a y chromosome inherited from the father. This difference comes about because each sperm contains either an x chromosome or a y chromosome, while each egg…

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Hauri DNA Project

All modern humans descend in the male line from a particular man, nicknamed Genetic Adam, who lived in Africa about 142 thousand years ago (~7,100 generations). All living men have inherited his y chromosome (yDNA), along with the mutations that have accumulated in our individual family lines. Unlike autosomal DNA, yDNA does not recombine. It…

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Haplogroup J

This haplogroup is found at highest frequencies in Middle Eastern and north African populations, where it probably evolved. This marker has been carried by Middle Eastern traders into Europe, central Asia, India and Pakistan. Brian Sykes used the name Re to represent the founder of Haplogroup J (Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, 2006). Haplogroup J1 This…

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Historic DNA

All living men have inherited their y chromosome from Genetic Adam, along with the mutations that have accumulated in their individual family lines. Geneticists can test for these accumulated mutations. By analyzing the mutations present in modern men, geneticists can group them. Individual test results show a man’s haplotype. Men with the same haplotype are likely to belong…

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Haplogroups

All modern humans descend in the male line from a particular man, nicknamed “Genetic Adam,” who lived about 60,000 years ago. All living men have inherited his y chromosome (yDNA), along with the mutations that have accumulated in our individual family lines. Geneticists can test for these accumulated mutations. Individual test results show a man’s haplotype….

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Haplogroup G

Test results so far show that the majority of Hauris and Haurys from Switzerland and southern Germany belong to Haplogroup G2a. Haplogroup G is defined by a mutation at M201. The first man to have the M201 mutation is thought to have lived about 30 thousand years ago (~1,200 generations), probably south of the Caucasus mountains…

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Human Origins

All modern humans descend in the male line from a particular man, nicknamed Genetic Adam, who lived in Africa about 142 thousand years ago (~7,100 generations). This is much older than previously thought. Geneticists discovered this information by mapping mutations on the y chromosomes of modern men. Before Adam Archaeological evidence shows modern humans emerged some…

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Haplogroup E

The founder of this lineage lived in east Africa, about 50 to 55 thousand years ago. Brian Sykes used the name Eshu to represent the founder of Haplogroup E (Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, 2006). Eshu is one of the gods of the Yoruba, a west African tribe. Haplogroup E1b1a This subgroup is an African lineage….

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What’s Next in the World of DNA Testing?

by Megan Smolenyak, Family Chronicle (January-February 2003) Over the last couple of years, genealogists have started to dabble in the world of genetic genealogy, or as I like to call it, “genetealogy.” When it finally became available on the individual consumer level, a few curious souls ventured forth to be the first in line to…