This post is in regards to my paternal E1b1b1c YDNA Haplogroup that is scientific proof of my origins, historical records for my family and anyone who might be interested in the E1b1b1c YDNA Haplogroup research. My tribal origins are who we now know in written history as the Phoenicians or the Greeks, also known as the Hellenes and Celts. My certificate from iGENEA is located directly below.
The Phoenicians came before the Greeks. The Phoenicians came from an ancient Semitic civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent and centered on the coastline of modern Lebanon. All major Phoenician cities were on the coastline of the Mediterranean, some colonies reaching the Western Mediterranean. It was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean from 1550 BC to 300 BC. The Proto-Greeks probably arrived at the area now called Greece, in the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, at the end of the 3rd millennium BC, though a later migration by sea from eastern Anatolia, modern Armenia, has also been suggested.