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Thread: Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish showing up in results, is it something to look into?

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    A friend of mine says she is part Jewish via a gg grandparent, however both 23andme and AncestryDNA failed to pick up any Jewish for her. I think it's possible to have legit Jewish ancestry and have the tests not pick it up at all, very rare but possible.

    There is also the more likely possibility that your dad was mistaken in having Jewish ancestry. You see this a lot with White Americans especially, families passing on stories of some exotic ancestor, be it jewish or native american, then the results show no such ancestry exists.
    Last edited by Aiden; 06-08-2021 at 09:15 PM.

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    23andme gave me 9.3% Ashkenazi Jewish. Ancestry gave me 12% European Jewish.
    FamilyTreeDNA nor MyHeritage gave me no Jewish whatsoever.
    MyHeritage gave me a couple of Ashkenazi Jewish genetic communities.
    AncestryDNA didn't give me any Ashkenazi Jewish genetic community.


    I am actually around 1/8 Ashkenazi Jewish from my maternal grandmother's mother who was an Ashkenazi Jew whose parents immigrated from Latvia and Romania.
    paternal ancestry is African American with English and Acadian
    maternal ancestry is Cape Verdean, Ashkenazi Jewish (from Romania and Latvia), Puerto Rican, Madeiran, Azorean, English, Scottish, German, Irish, Swiss, Welsh, Dutch, Frisian


    Eurogenes K13
    Sub_Saharan 47.34%
    North_Atlantic 18.75%
    West_Med 9.90%
    East_Med 6.70%
    Baltic 4.70%
    Northeast_African 3.60%
    West_Asian 2.73%
    Amerindian 2.38%
    Red_Sea 1.86%
    East_Asian 1.20%
    Siberian 0.64%
    Oceanian 0.11%
    South Asian 0.10%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glaucus View Post
    23andme gave me 9.3% Ashkenazi Jewish. Ancestry gave me 12% European Jewish.
    FamilyTreeDNA nor MyHeritage gave me no Jewish whatsoever.
    MyHeritage gave me a couple of Ashkenazi Jewish genetic communities.
    AncestryDNA didn't give me any Ashkenazi Jewish genetic community.


    I am actually around 1/8 Ashkenazi Jewish from my maternal grandmother's mother who was an Ashkenazi Jew whose parents immigrated from Latvia and Romania.
    Funny how the two tests that specialize in Jewish ancestry failed to detect your Jewish DNA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiden View Post
    Funny how the two tests that specialize in Jewish ancestry failed to detect your Jewish DNA.
    Both FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage are woefully inaccurate for me.

    MyHeritage gave me 26 percent Italian, and no company has ever given me more than 1 percent Italian. I have no recent Italian ancestors
    MyHeritage gave me no British/Irish nor any type of Western European stuff.
    My maternal grandmother's father's ancestry was mainly English with Scottish, Irish, German, Swiss, Welsh, Dutch, and Frisian.
    My African American father had some Acadian and English ancestry.



    FamilyTreeDNA


    Mine:

    My non-SubSaharan African admixture

    Europe - 32% that includes:
    Ireland - 10%
    Scandinavia - 6%
    East Slavic - 9%
    Finland - 3%
    Malta & Sicily - 3%

    Middle East - 18% that includes:
    Maghreb & Egypt - 18%


    Mom's:

    non-SubSaharan Admixture:

    Europe - 85% that includes:
    Ireland: 22%
    Malta & Sicily - 19%
    Ashkenazi Jewish - 12%
    Iberian Peninsula - 11%
    Basque - 8%
    Magyar - 6%
    Central Europe - 4%
    Finnish - 4%
    Middle East - 4% that includes:
    Maghreb & Egypt: 4%
    Asia - <2% that includes
    Indus Valley - <2%
    Americas - 1% that includes
    Amerindian - Central & South Mexico - 1%

    percentages not from my mother that imply inheritance from my father:
    Maghreb & Egypt - 14%
    Scandinavia - 6% (she has none)
    East Slavic - 9% (she has none)

    according to FTDNA, 29% of my non-SubSaharan African came from my African American father
    according to my phased data at 23andme, I inherited less than 5% non-SubSaharan African from my father
    FTDNA is obviously not phasing the data between parent and child.

    My mom got 12 percent Ashkenazi Jewish, and I didn't get any. My maternal grandmother's mother was an Ashkenazi. I gets lot of matches that are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. That's just part of what's wrong with this update.

    FTDNA gave me 10 percent Irish. I have a little Irish but not that much. My maternal grandmother's father's ancestry was mainly English with some Scottish, Irish, German, Swiss, Dutch, Welsh and Frisian. I also have some English on my African American father's side. I didn't get any French even though I have a lot of matches that are of Acadian ancestry. I had a paternal 4th Great Grandmother that's 3/4 Acadian who married my plantation slave-owning English American 4th Great Grandfather. The vast majority of my "white" paternal DNA relative matches are on my predominantly Acadian paternal 4th Great Grandmother's side.

    I didn't get any Iberian even though my maternal grandfather's ancestry was Cape Verdean, Madeiran, Puerto Rican, and Azorean and identified as a Portagee. I get lots of DNA relative matches of that ancestry.

    I didn't get any Amerindian ancestry , but every other DNA company gives me some. I have Amerindian segments on both my paternal and maternal chromosomes with the largest Amerindian segment being on paternal Chromosome 9. My maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was from Puerto Rico, and I am sure that the Amerindian ancestry on my maternal chromosomes is Taino.

    I have significant amount of Ashkenazi Jewish, Iberian, and British ancestry and none of it showed up in the FTDNA update.
    I was given 51 percent Sub-Saharan African which seems about right, but I don't know how accurate the African breakdown is due to not knowing my Sub-Saharan African roots due to the Transatlantic Slavetrade.
    paternal ancestry is African American with English and Acadian
    maternal ancestry is Cape Verdean, Ashkenazi Jewish (from Romania and Latvia), Puerto Rican, Madeiran, Azorean, English, Scottish, German, Irish, Swiss, Welsh, Dutch, Frisian


    Eurogenes K13
    Sub_Saharan 47.34%
    North_Atlantic 18.75%
    West_Med 9.90%
    East_Med 6.70%
    Baltic 4.70%
    Northeast_African 3.60%
    West_Asian 2.73%
    Amerindian 2.38%
    Red_Sea 1.86%
    East_Asian 1.20%
    Siberian 0.64%
    Oceanian 0.11%
    South Asian 0.10%

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