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Taylor Haplogroup G

his page is about the Y chromosome haplogroup G. Its purpose is to explain the genealogical and anthropological meanings of the determination.

If you are coming to this page directly, you may want to read first about haplogroups in general; you will probably need the background.



As of this writing, Taylor Family Genes has 14 members in this haplogroup, about 3% of the total membership.


About this Group

Haplogroup G is believed to have originated 14 to 30 kya in teh Middle East or South Asia. Its defining SNP is M201.

It is most frequent today in the Caucasus region of southeastern Europe.

Members of this haplogroup may want to consider joining the DNA project for it. See

From Wikipedia:

The haplogroup is the most frequent in the Caucasus (found at over 60% in ethnic North Ossetian males and around 30% in Georgian males). The Kabardinian and Balkarian peoples of the northwestern Caucasus are known to be 29% G. Armenians are known to have around 11% of their males in HgG.

The article goes on to say that the haplogroup in found in frequencies of about 5% to 10% in other parts of Europe, but lower in Britain & Norway. About 10% of Ashkenazi Jewish males are Hg G. In Southwest Asia, the frequencies rise to as much as 20%.

Some Taylor Family Genes members in haplogroup G have started a mini-project at to assist each other. To visit their page, click here,

Y-DNA Values

We do not publish individual members' Y-DNA results. They may be viewed on the Family Tree DNA public site,

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Revised: 03 May 2013