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Sergi
09-29-2017, 02:42 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Sergio. I'm from the Netherlands and I'm currently 28 years old. Some time ago I developed interest in my family history. During my research and conversations with the family elders, I learned that I have a lot of Jewish ancestry (sephardic and Imazighen from Morocco). According to the elders in my family I partially descend from the Portuguese Arrias family and partially from the de Mesquita family that settled in Suriname during the colonial era. The elders in my family are not 100% sure of our de Mesquita descention though.

So I wanted to ask if there are persons here from the de Mesquita family that did an autosomal DNA test (or are interested in doing one) with one of the following commercial DNA-companies: Myheritage, FTdna, 23andme or Ancestry. If so, can you contact me please? Cause then I would like to compare our DNA to one another to see if we share DNA segments. That way I can determine if I indeed have de Mesquita roots or not.

I already tried the dozen of internet links and databases, so they can't help me. this is actually somewhat of a final attempt to find out!!

Kind regards, Sergio

Targum
09-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Have you tried these:

Beit HaTefutsot (Diaspora Museum)
https://www.bh.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/

https://www.jewishgen.org/

Sergi
09-29-2017, 03:15 PM
Have you tried these:

Beit HaTefutsot (Diaspora Museum)
https://www.bh.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/

https://www.jewishgen.org/

Searching in familytrees won't help due to the many holes in Surinamese genealogy. I really need to compare DNA :help:

Nive1526
09-29-2017, 03:37 PM
You can search the GEDCOM database on gedmatch for the surname.
Every user there has a GEDCOM number you can then search in the "User lookup" and sometimes a gedmatch kit connected to the person shows up.

Sergi
09-29-2017, 03:53 PM
You can search the GEDCOM database on gedmatch for the surname.
Every user there has a GEDCOM number you can then search in the "User lookup" and sometimes a gedmatch kit connected to the person shows up.

Thanks! There is one Bueno de Mesquita from Suriname! How do I see if they own a dna-kit nr?

Nive1526
09-29-2017, 03:59 PM
You place the GEDCOM number in the "User lookup" you find under "learn more" on the gedmatch main page.

Edit: Connected to him?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Bueno_de_Mesquita

Pylsteen
09-29-2017, 04:14 PM
Don't be surprised if it doesn't give a DNA match, I have several with paper connection in the 18th century, without sharing DNA; they happen to have inherited other bits.

Sergi
09-29-2017, 04:45 PM
No mathing DNA found. Too bad. Did learn one thing though. Sephardic Jews mixed with Ashkenazim alot. No wonder I got so many AJ matches

Sergi
09-29-2017, 04:45 PM
You place the GEDCOM number in the "User lookup" you find under "learn more" on the gedmatch main page.

Edit: Connected to him?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Bueno_de_Mesquita

I don't know. Possibly. If my Sephardic Jewish ancestor really was from the mesquita family then I guess so

Targum
09-29-2017, 04:51 PM
No mathing DNA found. Too bad. Did learn one thing though. Sephardic Jews mixed with Ashkenazim alot. No wonder I got so many AJ matches

True; Don't forget also the AJ and SJ sub-ethnicity developed from the same parent/seed populations of Italqim and Romaniote the descendants of Jews from Israel who became Roman and Greek Jews, respectively.

Pylsteen
09-29-2017, 04:58 PM
You know, I think you will find how things are with documents; not everything is online yet; it may take a month, it may take a few years; you may stumble upon a source when you are looking for something else. Try the stamboomforum; (www.stamboomforum.nl) if you ask a question there they often are able to help.

Sergi
10-06-2017, 04:04 PM
You know, I think you will find how things are with documents; not everything is online yet; it may take a month, it may take a few years; you may stumble upon a source when you are looking for something else. Try the stamboomforum; (www.stamboomforum.nl) if you ask a question there they often are able to help.

Thank you