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  • Ernest Bury (1902 - 1967)
    no entry for 1910 Census 1920 Census, Ernest Bury city?, Providence County, Rhode Island birth abt 1903 1920 Census Name: Ernest Bury Residence: , Providence, Rhode Island Estimated b...
  • Henry Howarth Bury (c.1795 - c.1858)
    [believed to be R-L48 Y-DNA haplogroup] There aren't many "Henry Bury"s on the 1841 census, if he is listed under that name, and only one is in Blackburn: Henry Bury (b.1796) Age at time of censu...
  • Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (1822 - 1885)
    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) as well as military commander during the Civil War and post-war Recon...
  • Peder Thøgersen, Biskop over Viborg Stift (1532 - 1595)
    3. 1558 [r. Cap.* . .] Peder Thøgersen (Løvenbalck) af Vibg. Sortebr. K., f. 32; ~ F. D. Margrethe Jensdtr.; 2 S., 3 D.; see Jens P. L. her; Thøger P. L. t. Aalbg. Bud. K.; J. J. Holm her; Peder P....
  • Jonas Svanström (1754 - 1811)
    Jonas (Pettersson) Svanström (1754-1811). He was a cavalry soldier, joining the army in 1787. He served in Tjust Company of the Andra Livgrenadjärregementet during Gustav III's Russian War ( Gustav III...

This project is for people who have tested and been assigned the paternal haplogroup L48/S162 (also known as R1b1a2a1a1a4) or a subgroup of this, and also for people who are believed to have belonged to this paternal haplogroup based on tests done on descendants.

Defining Mutations

  • L48, also known as S162. Estimation of formation is 4700 years before present (approx 2700 BCE) according to


Likely Germanic tribes.


(to be added)

The path from R to L48

The "R1b1b2a2" notation has proved unstable; this page uses the R-<mutation> notation.

(in revision - will follow the YFull tree)

  • R (formed 31300 YBP) - R-Y482 - R1 - R1b - R1b1 (formed 18400 ybp)

Under R-U106:

  • R-S263

Sister clades to R-L48 under R-S499 include R-U198 and R-L259.

Subclades of R-L48

  • R-S5918
  • R-Y10968
  • R-L47
  • R-Z9

Related Geni projects not linked above:

A more up to date tree (but too detailed for comfortable browsing) is the YFull tree; L-48 has its own page.

Famous Members

A family that claims paternal descent from Peder Thøgersen Løvenbalk belongs to this haplogroup. (Source:, Q8S4W)

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To participate in this project, join or follow the project, then add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set to public in order to add it.