In 1997 a remarkable
DNA/genealogical breakthrough was made in the field of Jewish
ancestry. In a cooperative research effort by Rambam Hospital
in Haifa, Israel, The University College of London and the
University of Arizona, a common DNA signature was found in
the present day 'Kohanim'. The participants, all 'Kohanim',
had the oral tradition of being descendants of the first High
Priest of Israel, Aharon (Aaron, brother of Moses). 60% of
the Sephardic Jews and 50% of the Ashkenazi Jews shared a
common DNA signature, proving they were indeed descendants
of the Biblical figure Aharon.
In the spring of 2000, armed with the knowledge that DNA can
in fact trace a group of people back to a common ancestor,
Bennett Greenspan, an entrepreneur and life-long genealogy
enthusiast, founded America's first genealogical DNA testing
service-Family Tree DNA. Davidic Dynasty, in conjunction with
Family Tree DNA, is attempting to do for the descendants of
King David what was done in 1997 for the 'Kohanim', namely
find a common DNA signature in those with the oral tradition
of being descendants of King David.
Our recommendation for the specific Davidic Dynasty DNA test
is as follows:
Men - Y-DNA25 + mtDNA
Women - mtDNA
The combination test is recommended for men so that they can
trace their heredity from their paternal and maternal side.
Women, who have no Y chromosome, can only utilize the mtDNA
test. However, women are encouraged to have their immediate
male relations tested so that we can utilize the Y chromosome
information from their family line. For more detailed information
on the specific DNA tests go to http://www.familytreedna.com/description.html
Your results will be compared to not only the Davidic Dynasty
DNA database but the Ashkenazim, Sephardim and Mizrachi databases
held by Family Tree DNA.
Disclaimer: Davidic Dynasty is not responsible for
and does not promote the use of DNA testing in connection
with the Reunion. Individuals may choose to participate in
such testing at their own risk with the understanding that.
"Davidic Dynasty" takes no responsibility for the administration
or results of such testing.