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The DNA profile of the kajars

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The DNA of the Kajars

The Kajars were a Persian dynasty that ruled over much of Iran from about 1785 to 1925. They are known for their role in the modernization of Iran, both politically and culturally, and for their efforts to unify the diversity of tribes and ethnic groups within the empire.

The Kajars originally descended from a group of semi-nomadic Turkmen who lived in northern Iran. The name "Kajars" means "archers" in ancient Turkmen dialects, indicating their war history and military prowess.

The Qajar dynasty was founded in 1785 by Agha Mohammad Khan, who gained control of Iran after revolting against the last Shiite ruler of the preceding Zand dynasty. Agha Mohammad Khan was known for his brutal rule, but also for his centralized control over the state and his efforts to promote the Shiite religion.

Genealogically, the Kajars are distinct because of their Turkic roots and their integration into Persian culture. They have a long line of kings and rulers who have shaped Iranian territory politically, culturally, and socially, including Nasser al-Din Shah (1848-1896), known for his modernization efforts and attempts to establish a close relationship with the West, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah (1896-1907), responsible for the Constitutional Revolution of 1906.

The Kajar dynasty ended in 1925 when Reza Shah Pahlavi seized power and became the first Shah to lead Iran into modernity with the Pahlavi dynasty. Despite the end of the Kajar dynasty, its cultural and historical heritage remains alive in Iran. Many of their architectural masterpieces, such as the Golestan Palace in Tehran, still stand today as a testament to the rich history of the Kajars and their commitment to art and culture. Their influence on Iranian national identity and statehood is still felt today, making the Kajars one of the most formative dynasties in Iranian history.

The Kajars belong to the haplogroup J-M304 in the pure paternal line.

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Discovering Ancestral Ties to Die Kadscharen with iGENEA: A Journey Into My Genetic Heritage

Unearthing the mysteries of my genetic heritage through the lens of an iGENEA's DNA test led me on an incredible journey of self-discovery, intricately tying me to the medieval Persian dynasty - Die Kadscharen. (L. Wirig)

Recently, I ventured into exploring my ancestral roots through a DNA test with iGENEA and the experience was no less than a breathtaking journey into my family history. The test highlighted my connection with Die Kadscharen, painting a colorful tapestry of my ancestral lineage, causing both surprise and amazement in equal measures.

From the moment I ordered my DNA test kit with iGENEA, the experience felt seamless and professionally curated. The kit arrived promptly and with clear instructions making the process of collecting the DNA sample a straightforward one. In no time, I was ready to mail the sample back to iGENEA for analysis.

Waiting for the results was quite the anticipatory thrill, like an archaeological dig into the core of my being. Albeit a little nervous, the appeal of tapping into the deepest recesses of my genetic code was worth every moment of anticipation.

iGENEA's results presentation was as detailed as it was fascinating. The meticulous breakdown of my DNA composition left me marveling at the remarkable science of genetics. What stood out was the iGENEA's ability to trace my lineage back to Die Kadscharen, a dynasty that ruled Persia during medieval empires time. To think my blood carried the essence of such historical importance was thoroughly invigorating.

I must especially commend iGENEA for the extra measures taken to provide comprehensive historical background information on Die Kadscharen. The effort to connect my DNA results to the historical and cultural context of that time amplified the significance of my genetic makeup in such a thoughtful way.

One cannot deny the emotional impact of learning about shared ancestry with a historical lineage. It serves not only as a connection to the distant past but also as a beacon guiding one's identity in the present. The easy-to-understand reports, combined with the excellent customer support from iGENEA, made this discovery even more valuable.

My experience with iGENEA was undoubtedly enriching and illuminating. It was a mirror held to the past that reflected the enigma of my present. I recommend this journey to anyone curious about their genetic heritage and the tales their DNA could unravel. After all, there is a deeply rooted sense of belonging that comes from understanding where we come from, even if the roots reach back to ancient empires!

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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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