Re: SUMMARY OF RESPONSES AND HAPPY RESULTS! We believe we are related, but DNA doesn't show connection... ??? KLEPFISZ #poland #dna #warsaw

Stephen Weinstein

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 07:11 AM, Elizabeth Jackson wrote:
4th cousin to remote, but a match none the less!

so this is my proof
This isn't proof.  Because the DNA testing companies see any DNA that is present in two individuals and is very rare in the overall population as evidence of a relationship -- even if the DNA is actually fairly common in Jews -- it's common for DNA testing to indicate that two Ashkenazi Jews are distant cousins when they aren't really any more related than any other two Ashkenazi Jews.  A "4th cousin" relationship is basically a 0.2% (1/500th) match, which can be nothing more than a coincidence.
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA

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