Re: Y DNA question #dna

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Your best bet, whatever sex, is to do an autosomal DNA test. This will test all branches of your ancestral tree, and find you lots of possible cousins (as Jews are all related, Ancestry gives me 197,000 5th - 8th cousins).
 
Y-DNA and mt-DNA test only the all male or all female line. However, since they don't crossover at meiosis, they don't change over many centuries. You won't find many cousins, but you will find out, in code of course, who your ancestor, maybe 1,000 or more years ago.
 
Sally Bruckheimer

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