Re: My genealogy search story #general

Sarah L Meyer

  If it was your maternal grandmother who was Jewish, I would suggest taking two FTDNA DNA tests.  First their family finder, which should give you matches on all sides of your family, but should help you sort out your situation.  Secondly, although this is generally not helpful for genealogy, their mtDNA test.  If you are fortunate enough to have one of the 4 highly Jewish mtDNA haplogroups that would satisfy the Israeli Rabbinate, that would solve your problem - and the Family Finder test would be gravy.  FTDNA is the only company that offers the full mtDNA test.  That said, watch for sales, and see if you can bundle the tests.  You would only need to contribute a single cheek swab sample.  While you are waiting to do that (I know others like other testing companies), you can continue to work on your paper trail, using Jewishgen's databases.   
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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