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Old 08-02-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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You're asking how to make actual DNA results match what someone told you about your ancestry? Interesting, wanting the science to be made to match the fable.


Could be that the oral history is wrong, or even a lie. Happens all the time.
Just had contact with an elder of the family and the source that a certain ancestor was Jewish is pretty concrete according to her
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:45 PM
 
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Just had contact with an elder of the family and the source that a certain ancestor was Jewish is pretty concrete according to her

Just a thought, but could it be from a conversion to the Jewish religion; not necessarily a DNA heritage?
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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Just a thought, but could it be from a conversion to the Jewish religion; not necessarily a DNA heritage?
Are the odds that much against me based on the DNA results? >

No... highly unlikely
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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Religion is biological?
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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Jewishness is not at all a monolithic trait. There are all sorts of Jewish roots. Ashkenazi is only one branch. Correct me if I am wrong but I think Jewishness is passed through the maternal line. Wikipedia has some of this outlined...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_ethnic_divisions
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I recently did a autosomal DNA ethnicity test. I was expecting to have at least about 3% Jewish, because I have Jewish ancestor on both my grandfathers side and my grandmothers side (according to our oral family history), 6 generations from me (on both sides). I received the following results:
- 29,9% English
- 8,00% North- and West-European
- 8,90% Europe East
- 1,70% Balkan

- 23,3% Nigerian
- 10,3% Sierra Leone
- 3,30% Kenyan
- 1,10% Central-African

- 9,20% South-Asia

- 3,2% Middle-East

- 1,1% Oceanic (This must be the native american part of my ancestry since theres also oral history of that and amazon natives are relatives to papuans)

I also don't get Jewish on Gedmatch with the Jtest (only ASHKENASI less then 1% so i consider that noise)

Can someone help me how to interpret these results and if I can link it to Sephardic Jewish ancestry or not? Its very important to me.

Regards
There have been some, not many but a few, conversions to the Jewish religion on both sides of a couple. That would explain it.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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This probably seems like an odd question, but how does DNA identify religion?
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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This probably seems like an odd question, but how does DNA identify religion?
We're both a religion and a nationality. There would often be Middle Eastern DNA in the mix.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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Jewishness is not at all a monolithic trait. There are all sorts of Jewish roots. Ashkenazi is only one branch. Correct me if I am wrong but I think Jewishness is passed through the maternal line. Wikipedia has some of this outlined...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_ethnic_divisions
That might be how they track it in their religion...but actual DNA doesn't erase the father.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:00 PM
 
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Jewishness is not at all a monolithic trait. There are all sorts of Jewish roots. Ashkenazi is only one branch. Correct me if I am wrong but I think Jewishness is passed through the maternal line. Wikipedia has some of this outlined...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_ethnic_divisions
Halachically Jewishness is passed down the mother's line. But adoptive children and converts are just as Jewish as natural-born Jews. So we have no equivalent of the "Aryan" race.
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