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Update: yDNA Rabbinical Lineages Index Reaches 24 Distinct Lineages #dna #rabbinic #sephardic #education


Adam Cherson
 

When all the dusty family trees books and scribbly civil records have been exhaustively mined (and I believe that time is rapidly approaching), yDNA-based rabbinical research is the way forward.

 

The 24 current index listings are mostly the result of prior published work by various researchers. The next step is to discover new signatures using the data-rich GENI platform.

 

Volunteers are needed to obtain new yDNA signatures. Please join the project by creating a free GENI account and visiting the project website:  https://www.geni.com/projects/Rabbinical-Lineages-yDNA-and-Haplogroup-Identification/58725. A focus list of about 50 high-probability research-ready lineages, many renowned, is available to volunteers at the project site. Instructional and workflow guidance provided for immediate immersion. This is highly rewarding and fascinating work, of benefit to the entire research community.

 

The current indexed lineages, which may also be viewed at the project site, include the following Rabbinical lines:

 

Chaim LOEW (MAHARAL lineage)

Yisachar HILDESHIEM (TWERSKY lineage)

David Ibn YAHYA (CHARLAP lineage)

Samuel ibn NAGHRELLA

Meir ROTHENBURG (MAHARAM lineage)

Moshe b’ Yehuda Leyb (of Pinsk) (GRA son-in-law)

Yekhiel Yehuda LURIA (MAHARSHAL lineage)

Yoel ASHKENAZI-KATZENELLENBOGEN

Avraham CHAYES

Yakov BLUMENZON (of Widoma)

Zevulun Eliezer HEILPRIN

Levi Yitzach DERBAREMDIKER (of Berdichev)

Aryeh BOMZE

Avraham Yehoshua HESCHEL (MAHARIV lineage)

Sholom SHACHNA (RASHACH lineage)

Shabbetai HaCohen HASSID (of Salonika)

Yosef DI TRANI (of Sepharad)

Yoel HaCohen SHAPIRO (of Cracow)

Meir KATZENELLENBOGEN (MAHARAM Padua lineage)

Nakhman LIPSCHUTS RAPPAPORT (of Belz)

Yehuda KAHANA HELLER

Eleazar KATZ (ABD Vaidislaw)

Pesach LANGSAM

Elimelekh SPIRA (of Dynov)

Ephraim Halitsitser LIPSCHUTS

Yermiyahu Akiva ALFES

 

Adam Cherson
Custodian of yDNA Rabbinical Lineages Project