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    I2 & J2 in Basques

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-84915-1#ref-CR19 Turns out it's not only R1b the only haplogroup that has suffered a total bottleneck in precivilizational times. All I2 and J2a in Basques can be traced back to a single man in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic(historic times in the...
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    Actor Adam Sandler may belong to Y-haplogroup J2a1

    Browsing through the Jewish Y-DNA Project, I came across a descendant of Movsha Sandler (born c. 1798 in Pusalotas, Lithuania). This matches exactly Adam Sandler's g-g-great-grand-father according to his genealogy. The STR haplotype appear to fit within the M67 clade, and probably the L210 subclade.
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    Identifying the Roman subclades of J2a1

    In 2013 I explained in my Genetic history of the Italians that the ancient Italic tribes, including the Latins/Romans would have belonged primarily to R1b-U152 (especially Z56). I mentioned that the original Latins of the Roman Republic would also have carried G2a-L140 (specifically the L13...
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    Distribution of J2 subclades in Italy (Boattini et al.)

    Here is the breakdown of J2 subclades by province based on the recent study by Boattini et al.. North Italy In Cuneo, south-west Piedmont, 2 out of 30 samples are J2 (6.5%), both J2a*. In Savona/Genova, central Liguria, 7 out of 50 samples are J2 (14%), among which three J2a*, two J2a2-M67...