Y-DNA Genetic Signature of the Savran-Bendery Chassidic Dynasty

Connecting to the Great Rabbinic Families through Y-DNA

Thumbnail map of Hassidic Court sites in 19th century Eastern Europe.

Genetic genealogy study focused on the Y-DNA pedigree of the Savran-Bendery Chassidic dynasty from Ukraine and Bessarabia during the nineteenth century. Genealogical and Y chromosome genetic data are presented. All patrilineal descendants of the Wertheim-Giterman rabbinical lineage share the L117 SNP of Y-DNA haplogroup E, previously described as E-M35, E-M35.1 and E1b1b1 in the literature.