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Old 02-14-2018, 12:51 PM
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Interesting !!
Here is my K-36 results:
Population
Amerindian 24.81
Arabian 0.76
Armenian 2.83
Basque 3.52
Central_African 1.01
Central_Euro 1.38
East_African -
East_Asian -
East_Balkan 0.77
East_Central_Asian 0.34
East_Central_Euro 3.44
East_Med 0.70
Eastern_Euro 1.30
Fennoscandian 0.97
French 1.69
Iberian 12.76
Indo-Chinese -
Italian 11.29
Malayan -
Near_Eastern 4.55
North_African 4.26
North_Atlantic 5.29
North_Caucasian -
North_Sea 3.45
Northeast_African -
Oceanian -
Omotic 0.48
Pygmy -
Siberian 2.19
South_Asian -
South_Central_Asian -
South_Chinese -
Volga-Ural 0.33
West_African 7.53
West_Caucasian -
West_Med 4.36

You don't have a West Caucasian component which is interesting I have 5.16. There was a historical Alani(an Iran group allied with the Suebi) in the 5th century to Western Iberia. This component is corroborated by a rare J1 subclade found in my genetic population I belong to from Portugal, it is also found in the North of Iran. The remains of Proto-Alani have been tested and Y-DNA has yielded some interesting results including two Sarmatian samples from the second-third centuries which are J1-M267 in 2015 by the Institute of Archeology in Moscow. However if the refined the testing the results would be much more useful.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thank you and it is a strange situation, but it's not devastating for me like I imagine it would be for some people. I loved my father and he was a good dad, but I never felt super close to him. He was a WWII vet and a functioning alcoholic and pretty closed off as a person. We had very few heart-to-heart moments.

And you're right that it's hard to know which of us may have a different father. It's possible that we both have different fathers. The dad who raised us was shot in the low hip area during WWII and my mother told me that doctors at the time told him that he would not be able to have children. She said they were surprised when she got pregnant.

I'm going to do another test on Ancestry.com and see if I can find DNA relatives there who have family trees. That may shed some light on things.

And I'm not really sure on the whole Jewish DNA thing and religion v. ethnicity, but I bet someone on here can shed some light on that. I'm guessing that it's because European Jews were insular for a long time and thus share DNA that others don't. I just know that my results say I'm 50% Ashkenazi Jew and my daughter is 25%.


See my thread //www.city-data.com/forum/genea...l#post49250127 so that you and your brother can upload to my heritage, GEDmatch and GEDmatch Genesis for free ethnicity and family matching and FTDNA for free family matching. See what those sites say.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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See my thread //www.city-data.com/forum/genea...l#post49250127 so that you and your brother can upload to my heritage, GEDmatch and GEDmatch Genesis for free ethnicity and family matching and FTDNA for free family matching. See what those sites say.
I will. Thank you.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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You don't have a West Caucasian component which is interesting I have 5.16. There was a historical Alani(an Iran group allied with the Suebi) in the 5th century to Western Iberia. This component is corroborated by a rare J1 subclade found in my genetic population I belong to from Portugal, it is also found in the North of Iran. The remains of Proto-Alani have been tested and Y-DNA has yielded some interesting results including two Sarmatian samples from the second-third centuries which are J1-M267 in 2015 by the Institute of Archeology in Moscow. However if the refined the testing the results would be much more useful.
I guess West Caucasians and North Caucasians are people from Central Russia?
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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We are all pretty much same DNA makeup.
True, but peopela re not taking these tests to confirm that they are human. I mean Humnas share 99% of DNA with an apple.

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I don't know why. I'd be rather proud if I had some Jewish lineage. In school, the Jewish kids were always among the smartest too
Well, those are the Ashkenazim. The Sephardics Jews and Mizrahim are taking shop with the rest of us. /s
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:27 PM
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I guess West Caucasians and North Caucasians are people from Central Russia?
They're genetic populations found in the Russian Caucasus they're not ethnic Russians.

North Ossetia-Alania.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ossetia-Alania
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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And, maybe I am not as enlightened, but I always thought being Jewish was a religion not an ethnicity?
Jewish people tend to be very endogamous which means they're actually one of the most genetic distinct groups of Europe.



This chart shows how closely related different genetic groups of Europe are to one another. The closer the dots, the more genetically similar they are. Note how only the European Jews are set far apart from the rest of Europe, yet tightly packed among themselves.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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My computer wouldn't play the video at that site. In case anyone else has that issue here it is on the Today Show's youtube channel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNiEBnOzgVw
The most striking thing about this story is the fact that her mother was still "passing" in 1997, afraid that people would discover her.

What did she think was going to happen to her in the 90s? She could have been a white lady that had some black ancestry and no one would have cared. It would have probably been an interesting story to tell somebody.

Old people from that generation didn't realize that the world changed around them. Their mind stayed in the 50s. I notice the exact same thing in my family. They thought all the race concepts from the Jim Crow era were still real. You have to remind them "It's not 1952".
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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The most striking thing about this story is the fact that her mother was still "passing" in 1997, afraid that people would discover her.

What did she think was going to happen to her in the 90s? She could have been a white lady that had some black ancestry and no one would have cared. It would have probably been an interesting story to tell somebody.

Old people from that generation didn't realize that the world changed around them. Their mind stayed in the 50s. I notice the exact same thing in my family. They thought all the race concepts from the Jim Crow era were still real. You have to remind them "It's not 1952".
That's the thing, it goes both ways. Old people on one end might be stuck in the past still hiding such things or fearing the racial consequences... while on the other end there are plenty of mirrored older people still holding to the old style of racial discrimination.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:16 PM
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The most striking thing about this story is the fact that her mother was still "passing" in 1997, afraid that people would discover her.

What did she think was going to happen to her in the 90s? She could have been a white lady that had some black ancestry and no one would have cared. It would have probably been an interesting story to tell somebody.

Old people from that generation didn't realize that the world changed around them. Their mind stayed in the 50s. I notice the exact same thing in my family. They thought all the race concepts from the Jim Crow era were still real. You have to remind them "It's not 1952".
"Anglo-American white people(WASPS)" are so freaking weird about this stuff. The legacy of the one drop rule still has some of the so ****ed up in the head.
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