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Saturday, February 09, 2008

First Y-DNA Results Indicate Turkic Origins for TURK

Toni Richard Turk wrote on Genforum the following:

"These Family Tree Y-DNA findings reveal the following results to countries - exact matches: Poland, Silesia, and Slovakia; one step mutations: Poland; two step mutations essentially Eastern European Ashkenazi - LEVITE. The countries stated to have an Ashkenazi connection are: Belarus, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. A review of the literature indicates a distinction between the Cohen Modal Haplotype and LEVITE priesthood lineage. The latter is "a different, less-well defined patrilineal lineage".