Although I have been subscribed for quite some time, it is only since
testing with FTDNA that I have gone back and read all the posts.
Although I am glad to confirm that my father was Ashkenazi with FF, I am
beginning to wonder if there is any point to testing my brother. He
would be a direct male Schwarzbaum line and I had wanted to have him do
FF and YDNA testing during the Xmas sale. However >from reading, FF fives
false positives for Ashkenazi Jews due to intermarriage and the Y test
is not useful for making connections at a paper trail level.
I still don't understand everything I am looking at on my own test. Is
DNA testing only useful for seeing if two families are related or is
there a real reason to test my brother?
I do want to locate a direct line female on my mother's side to verify
that we share the same gg-grandmother. Will mtDNA testing confirm that?
I have found cousins >from obits but if DNA can't confirm my question I
don't want to ask and pay for someone I don't know to test - if they
would even agree. My mother's family was not Jewish. This is for a
German protestant >from the Brandenburg area. I have been unable to
verify her birth year and location and if she was the child of the same
woman that md my gg-grandfather and had the other children or if he was
Carolyn Lea (nee Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma City, OK
Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York,
Savannah, Georgia and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg,
Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEWISOHN/LEVISON Elbing, West Prussia>
Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia OPPENHEIM(ER) > Hannover>Savannah,
Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia? Hamburg?> Georgia