According to Dr. Robert Rubin Mayo >from the "Jews of Rhodes DNA
Project" there are two ISRAEL Sephardic families that lived in Rhodes.
One family was >from the Rabbinical family (which is the one I am
following, (see below). Dr. Rubin can prove which tree you are from
providing there is Y DNA.
Y DNA testing is the way to determine which ancestral line of a given
surname a male descends from. The problem that I am having is that
the male line ended with my father-in law. He had 4 daughters and all
his siblings are deceased. I do not have MTDNA >from my wife
(deceased) but do have it >from her sister. My tree with the Israel
family can be found on ancestry.com under Siegel Family Tree_2A. Below
is a relationship view of my wife's family. There is no doubt that
Ralph ISRAEL came >from Rhodes. Many names in the tree are familiar to
the family and confirmed by an oral tree given to one of the sisters
i.e. (ALHADEFF, COHEN, FRANCO, HASSON, HABIB).
How do I prove which branch of the Israel family my wife belongs to?
Elyakim Benjamin ISRAEL (1550 - )9th great-grandfather of wife
Benyamin Israel (1570 - 1649)son of Elyakim Benjamin ISRAEL
Abraham Israel son of Benyamin Israel
Rabbi Moshe Israel (1670 - 1740)son of Abraham Israel
Rabbi Eliyahu Israel (1710 - 1784)son of RABBI Moshe Israel
Rabbi Moshe (Moses ben Eliyahu) Israel (1747 - 1781)son of Rabbi
Rabbi David Israel son of Rabbi Moshe (Moses ben Eliyahu) Israel
Michael Haim Israel ( - 1881)son of Rabbi David Israel
Mercada Esther Israel ( - 1890)daughter of Michael Haim Israel
Eliau Liatchon ISRAEL (1862 - 1944)son of Mercada Esther Israel
Ralph Liatchon ISRAEL (1906 - 1988)son of Eliau Liatchon ISRAEL
Betty J ISRAEL (1938 - 2003)daughter of Ralph Liatchon ISRAEL
Herbert SIEGEL You are the husband of Betty J ISRAEL
The Villages , Florida
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