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This project is a meeting place for users who share the R-M269 Y-DNA haplogroup, which means they are related along their paternal lines. Users in this group may want to share their family trees with each other to find overlaps and merge duplicate profiles in order to join or expand the World Family Tree and discover new relatives.

R-M269 (also known as R1b1a2) is the most dominant subclade of R-M343 (R1b), which is itself the most common Y-DNA haplogroup in Western Europe. This haplogroup is believed to have originated about 9,500 years ago in the region of the Black Sea, and then spread to Europe very soon thereafter.

Researchers recently announced that Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun belongs to R-M269, although it is unclear how this group arrived in Egypt. Less than 1% of Egyptian men today belong to R-M269.

A Deep Clade test at Family Tree DNA is recommended.

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Add your oldest known direct paternal ancestor to the project if you belong to this group. If you have completed Deep Clade (SNPs) testing to find your subclade, join the proper subclade project instead.

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