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09-02-2020, 06:32 PM
YFull has just labeled my sample at the basal node of haplogroup G-Z5856: https://www.yfull.com/tree/G-Z5856/
Other markers which seem to characterize the haplogroup are Z27232 and Z6523

My paternal line comes from Salamanca, Spain.

The distribution of this branch is quite strange, and I have not been able to find much information about it on the web.
I wonder if someone could share information about it.

09-02-2020, 07:34 PM
Noticed your sample on the tree - glad to see you here!

I'm under the impression based on its upstream phylogeny that G-Z5856 is of Neolithic Southwest European origin. Somehow, I'm guessing, it got involved in Phoenician/Carthaginian networks in the Iron Age (or at least its sub-branches individually did); this is reflected by the presence of a Sardinian sub-branch, a Maghrebi sub-branch, and then most oddly, a Tunisian/Lebanese/West African/Ashkenazi sub-branch.

I'm especially interested in the last of these branches, G-Z6028, because my great-great-grandfather was a member of its Ashkenazi (or more likely, Ashkenazi-Sephardi) sub-branch, G-FGC228. My best explanation for how it ended up in both Lebanese and Western Jews, despite a likely origin in North/Northwest Africa (originally via Iberia), is introgression into Phoenician/Punic speakers, and circulation back to the Phoenician homeland, as well as into the Mediterranean Jewish Diaspora either via Phoenician-Israelite contacts in the Levant, or Punic conversions to Judaism in North Africa.

09-03-2020, 03:04 PM
There seems to exist a cluster of fellow G-Z6523 guys in NW Iberia (Galicia, Asturias, Northern Portugal). Hopefully more of them upload theirs at YFull.

Regarding the "odd" sub-branch, in fact its distribution is weird. I've been told it has also been found in Northern Ireland.