News for G2c2a persons
Ted Kandell, administrator of our sister G2c project, had provided these items he feels were the important findings of the last year:
1. G2c has been discovered in the Melik-Haikazian family of Qashatagh, Nagorno-Karabakh.
They are a Medieval Armenian family:
They seem to belong to a cluster with a single member of the Tabassaran ethnic group from Daghestan.
This branch of G2c is an extremely early one, with the common ancestor with the rest of G2c living approximately 5700 years ago.The Cigliano family of Naples also seem to belong to this early G2c clade, but rather distantly.
2. A group of Pathans who have an ancestor from Afghanistan who settled in from Malihabad India were tested, and approximately 60% turned out to be G2c1-M283. What is important about this is that they have a known ancestor named Baland Khan, who in turn has a known tribal genealogy:
These clans seem to descend from a certain Ibrahim Ghorey (Ghori), apparently of Ghor, Afghanistan:http://www.geni.com/family-tree/index/6000000008580158782
Other recent studies have shown that the percentage of G2c1-M283 in Afghanistan and the Northwest Frontier Provinces of Pakistan is about 5%-10%, depending on the region. It seems likely that this is restricted to certain tribes around the Khyber Pass region, and their descendants who migrated elsewhere, such as India.
Research needs to be done on which particular clans are likely to be G2c1:
Full sequencing of the Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) academic samples may also involve sequencing the genomes of the two G2c1's in the HGDP:
Hopefully this is something we can expect to see in the not too distant future.
We did add three more persons to your subgroup, Mr Shapiro, Morgenstern and Ring. And we will continue to see if there is a way to put your subgroup in better context.
Because you all have been tested for the two marker value mutations that define your subgroup there is nothing more at present to test to divide your subgroup further.