Jewish DNA Testing

The Cohen Modal Haplotype Badge

If you have a The Cohen Modal Haplotype badge in the Badges section of your dashboard, it means that you match or are close to the historic Cohen Modal Haplotype (CMH). One of the earliest [...]

How does Y-DNA help with the challenges of Jewish Genealogy?

Unlike many other populations, the Jewish people adopted hereditary surnames relatively recently. Surnames changed during recent emigrations. Some families modified their surname spellings to fit with local norms. By testing the Y-chromosome DNA, you and [...]

Is my direct paternal (Y-chromosome DNA) line Cohanim?

Because the Jewish populations of the world have suffered many trials and population upheavals, it is not possible to say definitively that one person is genetically Cohanim while another is not. However, scientific papers over [...]