I recently did a DNA analysis on FamilyTreeDna. My Autosomal results and my
Y Chromosome results make perfect sense to me, but I am totally confused
about the significance of the mtDNA results.
My family is >from Hannover, Germany, and I can trace my maternal ancestry in
Germany for 6 generations. Yet the matches on the mtDNA are overwhelmingly
from Eastern Europe.Does this merely reflect that in the 6 generations the family maintained
their Jewish integrity and that the haplogroup is Askenazi and which
includes Eastern European Jews rather than a tracing of the maternal line.
If someone on GerSig has written about this issue, I would be glad to learn
Thomas Krakauer, Bahama, NC email@example.com
Moderator note: Please reply off list to Mr. Krakauer. This topic is
more appropriate for the DNA Email discussion group.