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Old 01-05-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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Ok. I understand now. Just imagining 500 or so years of 98% Ashkenazi ethnicity is kind of mind boggling.
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Ok. I understand now. Just imagining 500 or so years of 98% Ashkenazi ethnicity is kind of mind boggling.
Ashkenazi are very endogamous, so it's quite common.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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Funny thread derail: I joked with my husband that I should write a book entitled "Eat Right for Your Haplotype" and make millions. 23andMe beat me to it, if the Facebook ads on my feed are correct.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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My grandmother's family swore that their paternal grandfather was white and Cherokee but passed as black and married a black woman and their maternal grandmother was also largely Cherokee. Despite being a visibly, predominantly Black family, let them tell it they are mostly white and Cherokee with some black. One relative even claimed to be able to trace some ancestors to the Trail of Tears.

The eldest male in the family, my great-uncle, took a DNA test that came back 60% Sub Saharan African, 40% European, and 0% Native American.

Paper trail list both the white/Cherokee grandparent and the black/Cherokee grandparent as being "Mulattoes" with Black/Mulatto parents
This is a common theme in black families. In the south, mulattos were called "Indian" if they had racially ambiguous looks.

I completely destroyed my mother's Indian grandmother myth.

She used to brag about how her grandmother, a fair-skinned woman, was "mostly Indian" and how she loved to braid her long strait hair. I looked up the records her grandmother's family had all been slaves in Texas who were recorded as "mulatto" in records between 1870 and 1920.

Then my mother claimed that Indians were recorded as mulatto in the census, a dubious claim that a lot of people make.

Finally my mother recently got a DNA test, she's not one iota Indian, but 26% European.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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My AncestryDNA Results:

33% Europe West
26% Ireland/Scotland/Wales
10% Iberian Peninsula
8% Scandinavia
7% Europe East
5% European Jewish
4% Europe South
2% Great Britain
1% Finland/Northwest Russia
2% Asia South
1% Caucasus
<1% Middle East

Matches:
Paternal Grandfather (Dad's Father): Extremely High
Paternal Grandmother (Dad's Mother): Extremely High
Paternal Aunt (Dad's Half Sister): Extremely High
Maternal Great Aunt (Mom's Mom's Sister): Extremely High
Maternal Second Cousin (Mother's First Cousin): Extremely High
Paternal Great Aunt (Paternal Grandfather's Mother's Sister): Extremely High
Maternal Third Cousin (Mother's Second Cousin): Extremely High
Maternal Third Cousin (Mother's Second Cousin): Extremely High
Paternal Third Cousin (Father's Second Cousin): Extremely High
Paternal Fourth Cousin (Father's Third Cousin): Extremely High.


I have a lot of family who took that test lolololol. But at least there is no denying who my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great great grandparents are.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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I was mainly amused. I don't know who my biological father is due to my parents using a sperm donor. I always assumed that I was of Jewish descent through my bio dad - a lot of people have just assumed that I was despite my decidedly WASP-y name. I also would not have been surprised to have some African ancestry.

But nope. I'm like superwhite. There's like 1/10 of 1 percent that is Sub-Saharan African and 1/10 of 1 percent that comes from an obscure Turkic people. The rest is almost entirely French/German, with a sprinkling of Scandinavian. I thought that was hysterically funny for some reason, just because so many people had made various assertions over the years of what I am ethnically.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Funny thread derail: I joked with my husband that I should write a book entitled "Eat Right for Your Haplotype" and make millions. 23andMe beat me to it, if the Facebook ads on my feed are correct.
Lots of companies offer nutritional advice based on DNA, but it's got nothing to do with your haplogroup.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Count me as another who was always told I had Cherokee ancestry, but my results showed NONE.

34% Ireland/Scotland/Wales

30% Great Britain

22% Europe West

4% Europe East

2% Scandinavia

2% Finland/Northwest Russia

2% Europe South

2% Iberian Peninsula

<1% Senegal

<1% Africa South
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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I was not disappointed because I didn't really expect much of anything from it really. My grandfather tested as well and now I know for sure he is biologically connected to me. My mom and he don't always get along and she was hoping it would turn up that he wasn't her dad (because she is weird, they have a weird relationship lol).

I thought it was interesting that I have a lot of ancestry from various different places and that mine and my grandfather's is really different.

20% Ivory Coast/Ghana
19% Cameroon/Congo
19% Ireland/Scotland/Wales
14% Nigeria
11% Benin/Togo
4% Europe South
3% Mali
2% Senegal
1% AFrican Central
1% Africa North
1% African Bantu
1% Middle East
1% Finland
<1% Melanesia
<1% Asia South
<1% Scandinavia

I thought it interesting that my grandfather was only 2% Irish but was 18% "Great Britain." He is my maternal grandfather and my maternal grandmother has some known Irish ancestry as does my paternal great grandmother so I figure I got a lot of Irish from a couple different members of my family, not him though.

So I just thought it was interesting but honestly don't feel like the ethnicity piece provides much information and thought that without testing a bunch of people, it is difficult to use the DNA test to help with research. Luckily I did my grandfather's and mine at the same time. One of my maternal aunts refused to do it at the last minute, she is my grandmother's sister (grandmother is passed away)
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