FEMIA

FEMIA — The Femia family is from Grotteria. The Femia Y-DNA, which was inherited from the original Femia ancestor 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch J of the Human Male Family Tree. All men today who are on Branch J of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M304 and P209 mutations, and descend from this one man who originally carried these mutations. These mutations happened 30,000 years ago in Southwest Asia.  Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up Haplogroup J men into sub-branches. (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”). The specific Haplogroup designation of the Femia ancestor is J2 (with terminal mutation M172+). The Femia male has not tested for a deeper sub-branch of J2, so we can’t tell his more recent origins, but we can say that he fits the characteristics of Haplogroup J2. To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch J. Put your cursor over the letter “J” and an arrow should pop up. Click on that arrow. That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch J and then find the sub-branch with the M172+ mutation. Scientists think that the M172 mutation arose several 1000 years ago in the Middle East.  Today, you still find most Haplogroup J2 men in Middle East and in the surrounding areas. The Femia male line came from this part of the world. You can read more about Haplogroup J2 and the associated M172 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

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