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23andme / FamilytreeDNA results: Jewish Ancestry/Kohanim J1 Haplogroup

23andme / FamilytreeDNA results: Jewish Ancestry/Kohanim J1 Haplogroup

These are my results from 23andme and familytreeDNA regarding Jewish ancestry

I took 2 DNA tests to verify my heritage, my father told me as a child that we were the descendants of priests in the temple known as the Kohanim. Our surname also reflect the Kohen lineage.

I had my doubts as growing up, my highschool teacher indicated that modern Jews descend from Europe and were not related to the middle east.

Over time, I ran into individuals who assumed Jews were descendants of Khazars from Russia and were very much wanting to control and write my history for me.

Years after my father passed, I was curious to see if his story had any truth to it, after doing a DNA test, I realized his story on being a descendant of the Kohanim or the Middle East appears to have evidence to back it up.


41 thoughts on “23andme / FamilytreeDNA results: Jewish Ancestry/Kohanim J1 Haplogroup

  1. Gypsy Girl says:

    I also am Kohanim. You are correct that people aretrying to re-write European Jewish ancestry. The Khazar theory has been proven false. The black hebrew israelite theory has also been proven wrong. Great job using science to prove what we know. We are not the fake jews.

  2. Congratulations on being a true Israelite.

  3. BlackiNews says:

    Why would you mention Cohen Modal Haplotype and Mt-Dna in the same sentence. The CHM is on the Y DNA that came from Russia ,typical land of white Caucasian people….Russian Whites are no way semitic then any other Nordic Caucasian people.

    Furthermore what difference does it make what the Mt DNA of most Europeans anyway, the fact is that Cohen family is not related Abraham nor Jacob in any way…NATIONALITY (12 tribes) is transferred from FATHER TO Son. This is why when DNA is collected from women to figure out whats her Paternal dna lineage it can not be done without her father DNA.But a son has Mtdna and Ydna that can be traced…..This is nothing but a bunch of crockery lies to hijack a family legacy of ancient people so that you Europeans can feel accepted and important to all nations.

    Your European Rabbi explains who are the original ancient Hebrew Israelites that your people are not Israelite at all watch video here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=545U5UDUp9k

    Please keep in mind.

    Revelation 2:9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

    Matthew 1:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

    21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Yeshua, for He will save —> His people<– from their sins.”

    Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

    Yeshua was not sent to every outside nations, only israel

    John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV) ( This verse means "World of Israel, not earth) if Yeshua would have come for everyone on this planet the verse would have had "earth".

    16 For God so loved the –>world<– that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

  4. BlackiNews says:

    Where does the Cohen family fit into the Levite Tribe, because i do not see this Surname any where in the Hebrew Strong Corcodance, 1611 King James Bible or Torah/Tanak either, So could you please explain, also i did find this info below which proves that your Cohen tribe comes from Russia, most likely to come from Ukraine, which use to be Khazaria.SO PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW COHEN IS RELATED TO JACOB OR SHEM FOR THAT MATTER???

    Cohen (Hebrew: כֹּהֵן‬, kōhēn, "priest") is a Jewish surname[1] of biblical origins (see: Kohen). It is a very common Jewish surname, and the following information discusses only that origin.

    The Suleiman ben Pinhas Cohen family of Sana'a, circa 1944
    Bearing the surname often (although not always) indicates that one's patrilineal ancestors were priests in the Temple of Jerusalem. A single such priest was known as a Kohen, and the hereditary caste descending from these priests is collectively known as the Kohanim.[2] As multiple languages were acquired through the Jewish diaspora, the surname acquired dozens of variants. Not all persons with related surnames are kohanim, and not all kohanim have related surnames. In the Russian Empire, where Jewish males were required to undertake extended compulsory military service, there was an exemption for priests and some men are said to have claimed to be Kohanim to avoid being drafted

  5. I'm half Jewish. I'm looking forward to doing my MT DNA to see if I'm "religiously" Jewish. (Mother's Father and Father's mother) I'm also from Levi and I believe Ephraim and Menasha. I have Samaritan and Druze too on gedmatch.com. I'm also Indian Jew from my Gypsy Father on Gedmatch. Pretty interesting. Very cool video ? Chag Pesach Sameach. Feel free to check out my Ancestry.com DNA results here on YouTube.

  6. I had DNA testing for my mom who's Italian and found a lot of Jewish cousins in Israel, Syria and UAE- nice video thanks for sharing

  7. Im J1 L859 Arab guy Jordanian ..ancestor are Yemenis

  8. I laugh at everyone on here claiming this guy looks "eastern european" or "khazar" (which is actually central asian turkic).

    This guy looks the same as TONS of sefaradi jews and yes, even many mizrahi jews. He could also pass for some type of mediterranean, maybe Spanish or Sicilian.

    You idiots focus too much on how tan a person is. His facial features look mediterranean/north african or middle eastern. I am Moroccan Jewish, he looks like us, trust me.

  9. Blacks are Ham, not shem

  10. Eric Last says:

    I have j2 my dad was Jewish we had no idea he was a cohan but according to DNA we are

  11. Demeter C says:

    99$?..you could jew down them for half price. You're not joo

  12. As for these black hebrews – listen a biblical comment re wooly hair really means very little – or a comment that Moses or Joseph ware not told apart from Egyptians – the egyptians were not really black anyway. Really proves or means nothing

  13. it was never accepted that European or Eastern European Jews were Khazars – the Jewish Khazars are a fairy tale

  14. Mr. Jones says:

    I just got my results back from 23andme. My mom's family is from Puerto Rico, my dad is an "African American".

    My paternal DNA haplogroup is E-P252 (Africa), my maternal dna haplogroup is just "J1".

    Where in the middle East is J1 common at?

  15. Anna Troup says:

    Jews bought the business, cover up, changed the script.

  16. The name of your distant ancestor is: Oscar Cohen? So the result is not strange.
    And those last names: Berman and Cohen.
    Not fun, you already knew.

  17. Are you of Iberian origin from North Africa?

  18. In fact in genetics do I have more autossomia from Poland with Liituânia and mainly Iberian Italian and Greek? Greek? will it be true?

  19. I am mixed with German and I am very Iberian

  20. How can you be so little Iberian in 23andMe?

  21. You did your chromosome test: Y, how many markers?
    Did you make the big Y?

  22. very interesting, thank you

  23. Which Test did you do from FamilyTree DNA?

  24. J' azz says:

    Why are you people claiming J1 to be Jewish. Stop lying please. J1 has nothing to do with the 12 tribes of Israel. J1 has nothing to do with Judah. You are NOT Jewish. Neither are Ethiopians who are A group. It’s so obvious but whites are falsifying the data to include J1 as a Jewish haplogroup. You are not of the 12 tribes of Israel. You are not Judah so stop calling yourselves Jews. Please all converts stop claiming false stories. YOU ARE NOT JEWISH. No white man is Jewish unless his ancestors came from Subsaharan Africa. Jewish converts need to stop using the title Jew from now on.

  25. J' azz says:

    So you are probably from Ishmael or Esau. Only Jacobs seed is Israel. It's is Abraham Issac Jacob not Ishmael or Esau. They are all related but they are not chosen God's people. Jews are from the seed of Jacob from the 12 tribes of Israel. These people are Black.

  26. Hi Pilman, is it then a fact that anyone who doesn't have the J1 Haplotype can only be a Jew by conversion since Jacob must have had the J1 haplotype?

  27. Simeon BK says:

    The Khazar theory isn't taken seriously by any credible scholar. That doesn't mean that Khazars did not convert to Judaism and that some were not later absorbed into Ashkenazi (and Sephardi and Mizrahi) populations. This does, however, mean that the vast majority of Ashkenazi ancestors have little to do with Khazars (whether you define them as Central Asian or Eastern European).

    Pretty much all studies (including Elhaik's rather pathetic attempt to "prove" the Khazar theory) conclude that Ashkenazi Jews, just like Sephardi Jews, straddle the genetic bridge between Southern European and Western Asia. This fairly obviously points to the fact that we are roughly 1/2 "Middle Eastern" 1/2 European, with the European likely being mostly divided between Southern and Eastern Europe. Based on specific haplogroups, it seems like the male ancestry was from Western Asia and Egypt, while the female ancestry was probably more European.

    Anybody who actuallly promotes the Khazar theory is likely either grossly misinformed or an "anti-Zionist" trying to discredit Jewish connection to Israel, and it almost always has a pretty clear anti-Semitic (or Jew-hating if you prefer) undertone, usually depicting Khazars as evil and barbaric.

  28. I have so far 54 surname relatives: cohen and Kaplan: 16 and Katz and Katzman: 21 in 12 markers. And you have how many people with these last names?

  29. sorry that's lie real jew should be part of Iraq (middle east) because Abraham his Original root in Babylion in Iraq
    any Jew hasn't root from middle east ( Iraq ( Babylion ) ) so he is not original Jew just Jew By Name

  30. S M says:

    this is the best detailed personal DNA research I've ever seen here. I can't relate to the DNA itself, but I watched it with a great curiosity. Thank you.

  31. arizaliit says:

    you can't convert to judaism.

  32. Are y'all mad he's a convert and his dad lied to him

  33. sciencefically, some off my Dutch ancestors where sephardic jews. don't know if I'm from Aaron. know what i understand about you saying is there is a Big cocertration of Cohen DNA around the yemen area correct me if i misunderstood you. here's a question. is there a known fact that any yemen jews went and set roots in spain. and is there a possibility that if those Jews from yemen intermingle with the Sephardic's of Spain. a reason why i ask.is because i was told that my Sephardic ancestors wear very dark complected skin tone in western Europe. when they went to Holland cause of the spainsh inquisition they lived as gypsies. and the Gypsies and the Yemenite jews and gentile have the same skin tone. my father said that his sephardic ancestors was from Palestine ( arab jews). do.you believe thier is a possibility that a Cohen rabbi when to Spain from Yemen spread his seed and his seed went to Holland via or aka his descendants can carry that cohen DNA? the family lost ethnic ties to the jewish roots. and literally i don't know if i am from Aaron. let's say doctors found the Cohen DNA in me. would the doctors be able to trace that Cohen DNA from the Sephardic. Ashkenazi, or the oriental jews ( arab jews) separate lly. why a mention the Ashkenazi jews is Because lot of the for what i understand is the intermingled with the Sephardic in Holland. maybe the same sciencefically question can the doctors pinpoint the the dna to a certain Jewish group even if the cohen put people intermingled❓❓❓which Yet i haven't done a dna test. SHALOM p. s. could the Samaritans of the. Cohen priesthood of Palestine migrated to Europe and spead the aaron seed. could the doc's pinpoint that DNA strand? amongst the europen jews? who ever they may be. i would Like to know thank you. hopefully i will get a bettet understanding…

  34. A genética dos Lemba não é árabe é israelita.
    A minha genética israelita cohen: Marker DYS393 DYS390 DYS19 ** DYS391 DYS385 DYS426 DYS388 DYS439 DYS389I DYS392 DYS389II *
    Value 12 23 14 10 13-15 11 16 12 13 11 30 nada tem haver com a genética da grande maioria dos árabes.
    Existe uma genética israelita e uma genética árabe.

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