J2b1 M205 YDNA Project (J-M205, J2b1, J2b1b)


Kevin Pople
Creator & Administrator at Pople Family Association (PFA)/ Y-DNA Project Creator & Administrator for Haplogroup J-M205

Haplogroup J2b1 M205 (Proto-Thracian/Ancient Greek) is very present in the Balkans and is at its strongest in Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. In human genetics, Haplogroup J-M205 is one of the minor complimentary sub clades of Y-chromosome Haplogroup J-M172 (Greco-Anatolian, Mesopotamian and/or Caucasian).

J2b: Quite frequent haplogroup among the Serbs, divided into two branches J2b1 J2b2 M205 and M241. J2b M205 is present in several families from Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, which are undoubtedly related. Everything points to the area around Lake Skadar and the tribe Klimenta, but it still needs confirmation. J2b M241 is most common in the Balkans, the Albanians.

“Population data is almost there. Thus, Haplogroup J2b1 found with a frequency of 3.2% in the "Phocaea” (west coast of Anatolia), and in one of the regions of Greece with a frequency of 1.7%. It is known that small quantities it is present in Armenia, and in Europe, for example, in the Penza region found 1 of 81 (1.2%), and in the Balkans in Montenegro about 0.5%." Gentis.Ru

According to Creation Science, Y-Chromosomal Haplogroup J corresponds to Aram, the fifth son of Shem, the son of Noah, and the progenitor of the Aramaeans, Syrians, Lebanese, Armenians, and remnant groups (J-M205) throughout the Middle East.

“J2b has a quite different distribution from J2a. J2b seems to have a stronger association with the Chalcolithic cultures of Southeast Europe, and is particularly common in the Balkans, Central Europe and Italy, which is roughly the extent of the European Copper Age culture” Eupedia.com 2013

“Both E-V13 and J-M12 have also been used in studies seeking to find evidence of a remaining Greek presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, going back to the time of Alexander the Great.” Wikipedia.org – Haplogroup E V-68 “The propagation of J2b and E V-13 correspond roughly to the ancient Greek and Roman spheres of influence.” Eupedia.com 2013

“Hg J: Hg J2 is present in the western Mediterranean basin, in contrast to Hg J1 which is characteristic of the Middle East and “Arabic” peoples. In Europe, Hg J2 is confined to Mediterranean Europeans, i.e. Greeks and southern Italians. Its frequency in Southern Slavs does not exceed 10%. Its presence might have been associated with certain seaborne Neolithic movements along the Mediterranean, as well as later historic events such as Greek colonization” http://lnkd.in/Vvi2aE

Genetic Genealogy, YDNA Project