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03-06-2017, 03:00 PM

I'm trying to makes sense of my results from 23andme and AncestryDNA. Can anybody help?

For 23andme, I have the following *speculative* results:

- 66.7% Balkan (Makes sense, since as far as I know, both sides of my family is Greek)
- 12.2% Italian
- 19% Broadly Southern European
- 1.5% Broadly European
- 0.6% Middle Eastern
- less than 0.1% Sub-Saharan African

For AncestryDNA, I have this:

- 65% Italy/Greece
- 19% Europe East
- 6% European Jewish
- 6% Middle East
- 4% Caucasus

Haplogroups: H12 and R1b1b2a

On AncestryDNA, they found 6% Jewish in me, and on 23andme I was tested negative for Ashkenazi. So, does that mean that since I'm 19% Broadly Southern European, the Jewish part that AncestryDNA found may be Sephardic from the Iberian Peninsula? I don't have Iberian in either results, but after the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, the Sephardim mostly fled to the Balkans (given that my family is from Greece, this make sense).

If anybody can make sense of these results, that would be great! Thanks for any help in advance!