Archive for December, 2009

25/25 Match Between Eastern Europe and Germany

The latest results from a participant whose family came from Belarus show a strong likelihood of sharing a common ancestor with the Bachrachs of Germany. I think this may be the beginning of a thread that will link into the rabbinic Bachrach families of Lithuania and Poland with the Bachrachs of Hesse-Darmstadt. We need to do more genealogical research before we can be sure, but my hunch is that there will turn out to be a connection.

One very notable detail in this 25/25 match: this participant has three extra copies of DYS-464, just like all the other Bachrachs so far. This is not a common mutation, so the likelihood of a connection is very high.

New Results from Eastern Europe

We have some new results from a participant whose ancestors were from Slonim, Belarus in the 19th century. We are still waiting for the rest of the 37 markers, but he matches 12/12 on the first set of markers with all the other Bacharach/Bachrachs in the study. This is our first indication that the Bachrachs from Poland/Belarus/Lithuania area share a common ancestor with the Bacharachs from various parts of Germany. When we get more markers back we’ll have a better idea of how far back the common ancestor is likely to be. Stay tuned for more results!