Re: was my great-grandmother Jewish? #general


Rachel Unkefer
 

If your great-grandmother had any children who are still living or any daughters who have children still living, have that person do a Mitochondrial DNA test. This is DNA passed on only by mothers, but can be tested in individuals of both sexes. So, in other words, if it's your maternal great-grandmother all through maternal ancestors (your mother and her mother), then you can take a mitochondrial test yourself. If it's your father's mother's mother, then he can take a mitochondrial test. If your great-grandmother had no daughters, then there will be nobody to test.

The matches on the DNA test will be fairly conclusive. Either the result will match with other Jewish people or not.
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Rachel Unkefer
Central Virginia, USA

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