Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna
Jesse Springer <Jessemspringer@...>
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Thanks Adam! I appreciate you sharing your experience and insight with me. My brother took an AncestryDNA and it reported ~16% Ashkenazi. Two sister took 23andMe and it reported ~16% for one and ~8% for the other. So we are still fairly confident there was an Ashkenazi ancestor based on these reports. As far as how long ago this was or how accurate these percentage guesses are, we'll never be quite certain unless we find out who was Ashkenazi in our family tree.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2020, 9:29 AM Adam Turner <adam.d.turner@...> wrote:
I am not familiar with MorleyDNA, and so I can't comment on how it is predicting your father's haplogroup based on his autosomal data. But I would be very wary about taking MyHeritageDNA's ethnicity analysis at face value, even with a couple of non-randomly-selected Jewish DNA matches as "corroboration."