Any J-M172 or J-M92 (or downstream) Ro(d)gers or McLeans/McClains/MacCleans etc out there?

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I'm finding that my J haplogroup (about 3% of Western European males) is equally rare in the Ro(d)gers. If you do test as J haplogroup, and you're also a Rogers (any spelling) or a McLean (any spelling) please get in touch.

Only if you're a J though - no other haplogroups (R, I, etc) are related to the J male line since several Ice Ages ago!

If you are one of us Js, I've worked up a series of inexpensive tests that might put you even closer on our tree.

From looking at project data on FTDNA, J Rodgers/Rogers and J MacLeans/McClains etc are a) rare, and b) highly likely to be closely related to each other (this doesn't seem to apply to other Rodgers and McLeans in other haplogroups, so it's a small subset with recent common ancestry) and the common roots seem to be W Scotland and County Antrim in Northern Ireland about 400-500 years ago.

Happy to chat about this at length!

WikiTree profile: John Rodgers
in Genealogy Help by Colin Rodgers G2G Crew (380 points)

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Hello Colin,

I used 

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:DNATests&s=McClain&order=ttup&filterId=&filterType=yDNA

for Rodger/Roger and MacLean/McClain (changing "McClain" in the url above to those surnames) and none in WikiTree were Y haplogroup J (except you).

Sincerely,

by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
selected by Amanda Phillips
Thanks Peter - us J's are rare, so I'll obviously need to be patient and wait for some more to arrive!

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