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Forum: myOrigins Basics 11th April 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By JamesBianco
#2 seems possible, I am 1/4 Iranian which appears...

#2 seems possible, I am 1/4 Iranian which appears to have a sizeable Turk component from some of the other tests I've taken. That still doesn't explain why my father (1/2 Iranian) shows 64% Middle...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 30th March 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By JamesBianco
Sephardic designation issue

I had a similar odd Sephardic result with version 2. Neither parent show Jewish of either origin and I show 11% Sephardic now. Given my results with version 1 and with 23andMe, Ancestry and Gedmatch...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 4th January 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,107
Posted By JamesBianco
I just remembered that on Gedmatch My maternal...

I just remembered that on Gedmatch My maternal grandmother (the Sicilian) had two first cousins and one niece test with FTDNA so using Lazarus (where you make a Gedmatch file for all the matching...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 4th January 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,107
Posted By JamesBianco
My father is 1/2 Iranian and 1/2 mixed Western...

My father is 1/2 Iranian and 1/2 mixed Western Europe
My mother is 1/2 French Canadian and 1/2 Sicily (yes Provincia Palermo)


I am a genealogist who specializes in Italian research, especially...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 3rd January 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,269
Posted By JamesBianco
don't try and sort out my origins 2

My results:
Middle Eastern 6%
European 78%
Jewish Diaspora 11% (Sephardic)


My Father:
Central/South Asian 5%
Middle Eastern 64% (62% Asia Minor)
European 30%
Forum: myOrigins Basics 2nd January 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,107
Posted By JamesBianco
Middle East & Sicilian differences with Dodecad V3

After reading this thread I thought it might be interesting to see differences in the Dodecad V3 results between someone half Middle Eastern and someone Half Sicilian. Sicilians are by far the most...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 29th December 2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By JamesBianco
Turkmenistan Y DNA samples

My paternal Great-grandfather Hamdollah Zanjani was born about 1880 in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan. He migrated into Iran sometime before 1920 and married my great grandmother from Azerbaijan. I have...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 28th December 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,701
Posted By JamesBianco
Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions Kit Number:...

Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions
Kit Number: LX260226 (A kit made via Lazarus, using common DNA shared with my Father and his paternal cousins who tested)

Population
Armenian 5.59...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 28th December 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,701
Posted By JamesBianco
Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions Kit Number:...

Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions
Kit Number: M685902

Population
Arabian 2.28
Armenian 1.40
Basque 3.94
Central_Euro 3.56
East_Balkan 3.37
East_Central_Euro 1.24
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 28th December 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,701
Posted By JamesBianco
Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions Kit Number:...

Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions
Kit Number: T216540

Armenian 5.29
Central_Euro 3.35
East_Central_Euro 4.86
East_Med 16.65
Eastern_Euro 5.81...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 16th December 2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,138
Posted By JamesBianco
Version 2

Middle Eastern 6%
Asia Minor 4%
East Middle East 2%

European 78%
British Isles < 2%
Scandinavia 10%
Southeast Europe 59%

Jewish Diaspora 11%
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 27th November 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By JamesBianco
My origins show that I have 11% Sephardic...

My origins show that I have 11% Sephardic ancestry yet oddly neither of my parents (who both tested with FTDNA) show any Jewish at all so I wouldn't read so much into the results, the algorithm used...
Forum: The Genographic Project 25th November 2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,996
Posted By JamesBianco
My results

My ancestry is:
3/8 Italy, 1/4 Iran, 5/16 France & 1/16 Poland

Geno2 results:

First population reference Basque, Second Iranian

Mediterranean 50%
Northern European 26%
Southwest Asian 22%
Forum: Family Finder Basics 25th November 2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By JamesBianco
Another substantiating clue (looking back) was...

Another substantiating clue (looking back) was that my strongest Y DNA matches were (at low levels, I have no Y matches past 12 markers, despite having taken 111 M, Big Y etc) to Bulgaria, which is...
Forum: Family Finder Basics 25th November 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By JamesBianco
Gedmatch might have solved a mystery

My paternal great grandfather Hamdollah Zanjani (born Ashgabat Turkmenistan c. 1880) has been a real mystery in terms of his origins. Using Gedmatch (Lazarus utility) I created a kit from my father...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 16th September 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,132
Posted By JamesBianco
Or, possibly....

There could be considerable technical issues with Origins 2


My Origins 2 results
European 78%
Jewish Diaspora 11%
(Sephardic 11%)
Middle Eastern 6%
Forum: myOrigins Basics 24th August 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By JamesBianco
Sephardic

Well I have no Jewish ancestry in recent times and My origins 2 has attributed to me 11% Sephardic. (Yet neither of my parents show any Jewish at all) There is a serious problem technically with the...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 24th August 2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,582
Posted By JamesBianco
Before taking origins 2 seriously..

Have a look at my results (11% Sephardic) and my father (Carl) and mother's results (Blanche) (no Jewish to speak of). My father is half Iranian and half european, my mother 100% Europe, mostly Italy...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 22nd August 2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By JamesBianco
I don't think 5% really means anything, My...

I don't think 5% really means anything, My paternal grandfather Abolfazl's ancestry past his parents is a mystery which I am struggling to uncover with very little results.

I am attaching a...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 22nd August 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By JamesBianco
My Iranian grandfather's race on ship manifest

When my grandfather (born in Iran) came here in 1947 his race is listed as Armenian, which does not seem right, his father born Turkmenistan and his mother an Azeri from Baku. Here is his son (my...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th June 2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By JamesBianco
2.0 Issues more technical than geographic

I am attaching screen shots of my 2.0 origins and then my parents. 2.0 has attributed some of my middle east results (from version 1) to Sephardic yet this did not happen with my father (who is half...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th June 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,930
Posted By JamesBianco
screen shots

Here are screen shots of my 2.0 results and then my parents
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th June 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,930
Posted By JamesBianco
Jewish results Issue

2.0 seemed to haphazardly assign some of my middle eastern to Sephardic Jewish YET not my father's (his father was Iranian). In version 1 FTDNA assigned me 17% Middle East and my father 55%, in...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 9th June 2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,700
Posted By JamesBianco
Paying attention to the complaints

I wonder what I am missing or not understanding when neither of my parents show any Jewish in 2.0 and I am 11% Sephardic. I guess I am just one of those people who don't have your brilliant insight...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 28th April 2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,205
Posted By JamesBianco
I should also add that in the earlier version of...

I should also add that in the earlier version of my origins the 11% now showing as Sephardic was designated (as part of a total of 19%) as Middle East which I would have inherited from my Iranian...
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