Re: Surprising DNA results from Ancestry

Deborah Blankenberg

Sue Frank wrote: 
Jews from Mexico were more likely to have Sephardic origins than Ashkenazi. 
That actually depends on when they arrived there. Those who came in the 1400s and 1500s are likely to be Sephardic, but many Ashkenazi Jews fleeing persecution in Germany and other parts of Europe emigrated to Latin America in the first half of the 20th century. I used to work with a Cuban- born Jew, and I have cousins on my mother's side in Colombia, whose parents and grandparents went there from Germany to escape the Nazis. It wouldn't surprise me if there were Ashkenazim in Mexico as well. 
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)

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