Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

Jesse Springer <Jessemspringer@...>

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing that. My brother took an AncestryDNA test and reported 16% Ashkenazi, and my sisters took 23andMe and one's report estimated 16% Ashkenazi and the other's report estimated 8% Ashkenazi. So it seems likely that there was indeed an Ashkenazi ancestor. 

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020, 11:52 AM Jerry Scherer <jerry.scherer@...> wrote:

Your regions of ancestral origins are statistical estimates, based on the company’s database. Your Ethnicity Estimates are updated by the ancestry company, as more people get tested. Ancestry has a database of approximately 15 million, MyHeritage 4 million. My first estimates, with, showed that I was 95% European Jewish, next 99%.  The last update, shows that I’m 100% European Jewish. According to MyHeritage, I'm 94% Ashkenazi Jewish and 6% Sephardic Jewish. 

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