R1a vs. I2a [Y-DNA]

In 2014 year I ordered my first Y-DNA using FamilyTree DNA. I-P37 (I2a1) – this is the name haplogroup, which defines my Y-DNA tribe ~10000 years ago. I-P37 is a child branch of І2 aka M438. And this is tribe with the name Dinaric, Balkans group, South Eastern European people. My first Y-DNA test was based on 37 STR base. Details here. But more details in my another post “I2a1b2a1 aka I-CTS10228“.

My goal #1 is achieved – I know what main tribe I belong to. But this is time line ~20000 – ~10000 years ago. It’s very ancient tribes and very ancient DNA. And before go deeper and to closer years, I do research and follow genetic information about what is exactly I haplogroups and how it’s related with other DNA haplogroups.

But before my Y-DNA tests arrived, I expected to be R1a, but it turned out I’m I2a1 (aka I-P37.2).
So all these thoughts bring me here, to this post – I want to describe, research and classify for myself all about I haplogroup and also R haplogroup – the main in regards to Ukrainian as nationality.

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DNA Haplogroups for Genetic Genealogy

It was beginning of my DNA research – I just found info about DNA for Ruriks – Gediminas and Rurik, agnatic kinsmen
The DNA results of modern Rurikid princes indicate that Rurik was probably of
Finno-Ugrian descent (haplogroup N1C1, formerly designated N3a1). Further
genetic studies seem to indicate the existence of two haplogroups among
modern Rurikids: the descendants of Vladimir II Monomakh (Monomakhoviches)
and some others are of N1c1 group typical for Finno-Ugrian people, while the
descendants of a junior prince from the branch of Oleg I of Chernihiv
(Olgoviches) are of R1a group typical for Slavic peoples.
Russian population was thusly formed in part of descendants of Finnic inhabitants of the areas, and in part of descendants of Slavic Indo-Europeans.

This article turn on my another step of research: Genetic Genealogy

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