Y-DNA HAPLOGROUP E1a1This site will present conjectures and theories of more recent origins of the ancestors of Y-DNA E1a1 haplogroup men (a subclade of E) who immigrated to America and other countries in relatively recent times, not necessarily from anthropological times. These theories are offered by highly interested persons using very scarce data due to the current lack of significant evidence in the scientific arena. Some ideas may be subjective and debatable and are offered here for your consideration. A key motivation is that many of the E1a1 tested men have oral (only) histories of immigration from areas not associated with African origins. Of several questions of concern two are of special interest to some: whether E1a1 that moved into the British Isles and Eastern Europe was comprised of slaves or ordinary working class individuals, and the TMRCA between various groups comprising E1a1.
PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE OFTEN DUE TO REVISIONS
1/15/2014 A map of roads in the ancient Roman world. (downloadable under "E1a1, A Very Small Haplogroup"
9/27/2013 A new posting: ,"E1a1, A Very Small Haplogroup", an examination of the historic events in the British Isles which may have provided an entry point for the the E1a1 haplogroup. Written by Robert E. Hall, a project member
9/27/2013 Site now available by mobile phones
E1a1 men are a subclade of E and are expected to have tested positive for marker M44 in deep clade SNP testing, but negative for P110 (which would be E1a2) Some have observed that two standard STR markers may indicate E1a1: DYS391=9 and DYS392 = 12. This potential will be presented here also.
"Haplogroup E is one of the two branches of the mega-haplogroup DE. It originated approximately 50,000 years ago. Scientists believe that it either arose in Africa or represents a back migration. It has been linked to the Neolithic expansion of peoples into Southern Europe. Over sixty subclades of E have been discovered." Source is here
The following is under revision
E L339, L504,
L507, L511, L537, L614, L856, M40/SRY4064/SRY8299, M96, P29, P150, P152, P154, P155, P156, P162, P168, P169/Page54,
P170, P171, P172, P173, P174, P175, P176
(further subclades of E1b continue)
If you have DYS391=9 and Dys392=12, or have been tested M44 E1a1, join the M44-E1a1 Project
Contact the webmaster dkphelps AT suddenlink.net
Video: Learn about Y-DNA Haplogroup E at the Genetic Genealogy Learning Center
Concerns of applying E or E1a comment to the E1a1 subclade
Since FTDNA is typically used for YDNA testing, their haplogroups comments are informative but very general. At FTDNA, men who do not deep clade-E test, but would be E1a1 if tested, are given the predicted haplogroup E. FTDNA explains the E haplogroup as "This haplogroup originates in Africa and is nearly completely restricted to African populations". Men who are tested to be E1a or the breakout of E1a1 will be told "This haplogroup is restricted to Africa where it occurs in intermediate frequencies. It is less common than its brother lineage E1b1a" FTDNA reports that E1b , another breakout of E, is the usual haplogroup of current day African-Americans. Our understanding of E1a1 continues to evolve, perhaps a bit beyond FTDNA. At present it seems the limited publicly available comment on E1a1 tends to combine it with three other breakouts of E1a (E1a2, E1a3, E1a4).
Something to think about
"With the information provided by the map below, it's easy to believe that E1a1 migrated any time between 1000 and 1588 A. D., the earliest time representing the Norman takeover of the British Isles and the latter date representing the invasion of the Spanish Armada" Robert Hall
Something more to think about.
People of African origin have been part of English history since Roman times. In the last quarter of the 18th century England was home to a black population of between 10-15,000 people – mostly in major ports but also in market towns and villages across the country. Many worked as domestic servants both paid and unpaid – and it was often unclear whether they were free or not. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/discover/people-and-places/the-slave-trade-and-abolition/sites-of-memory/black-lives-in-england/