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Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 13th June 2018, 07:16 AM
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Posted By josh w.
The number of Cohen matches will depend on how...

The number of Cohen matches will depend on how many grandparents are related to Cohens. I have around 200 Cohen matches but I think that endogamy is involved---more than one grandparent. My family...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 12th June 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By josh w.
There should be some caution, but Cohen...

There should be some caution, but Cohen relatives are a possibility. How close are the Cohen matches.
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 22nd May 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
Feel free to do more testing, but you already...

Feel free to do more testing, but you already have your answer. Three tests already show Jewish ancestry. The Jewish and Italian project manager already knows the location and can share his...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 21st May 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
Clarification, when I mentioned "definite' ...

Clarification, when I mentioned "definite' evidence, I meant evidence of good probability but not certainty. Dna estimates are only probable estimates
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 21st May 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
Audela, I co-manage the Project. Vincent has...

Audela, I co-manage the Project. Vincent has definite Jewish lines. You might want to contact him. For Jews there never is certainty. Temples and graveyards have been destroyed. AJ did not have...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 20th May 2018, 02:51 PM
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Posted By josh w.
What do your FF matches indicate (Unlike MO, FF...

What do your FF matches indicate (Unlike MO, FF is fine) I mean, your most distant matches---last few pages. Any Jewish or Spanish.
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 20th May 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
Your SJ percentages suggest one SJ grandparent....

Your SJ percentages suggest one SJ grandparent. Ignore MO--there have been tons of complaints on the Forum over the past two years. You will probably find little foolproof records, e.g. No...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 20th May 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
You have some Sephardic ancestry, That's what...

You have some Sephardic ancestry, That's what Eurogenes shows. Some Sephardic Jews have a Spanish component. That's probably where your Spanish comes from. You also have a non Jewish Levantine ...
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th May 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
I'm not sure about MDLP. Eurogenes is better ...

I'm not sure about MDLP. Eurogenes is better if one is looking for Jewish ancestry. With Eurogenes it is not likely that non Jews would have the same outcome. Also try My Heritage
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th May 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By josh w.
Just a guess but Francestrale might mean...

Just a guess but Francestrale might mean French Ancestral for people no longer living in France.
Forum: Family Finder Advanced Topics 19th May 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,314
Posted By josh w.
Don't know much about MDLP but your two...

Don't know much about MDLP but your two population estimates are clearly the closest. (numbers). Probably Sephardic
Forum: Announcements and New Features 15th May 2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By josh w.
A great loss. He had a fine mind and an...

A great loss. He had a fine mind and an excellent grasp of history and geography. We worked on the same project. We did not always agree, but he was respectful of other views. Yes, he will be...
Forum: Scientific Papers 13th May 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By josh w.
The book is now on the NY Times bestseller list.

The book is now on the NY Times bestseller list.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 2nd May 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By josh w.
The 5 generation limit applies to matches. ...

The 5 generation limit applies to matches. Ethnicity estimates can go back 10,000 years depending on the source for the ethnic sample.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 2nd May 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By josh w.
Dna results usually go back further than known...

Dna results usually go back further than known family history. The result is not very surprising There was much contact between central Europe and Poland, e.g. Germans in Silesia and Prussia.
Forum: Scientific Papers 29th April 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,349
Posted By josh w.
It may be important to separate Cyprus from...

It may be important to separate Cyprus from Greece and Turkey. Cypriots have always had a connection to the Levant. Modern Cypriots have a significant Natufian component. Modern Greeks and...
Forum: Scientific Papers 28th April 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,349
Posted By josh w.
In what is now a classic study Lazaridis and...

In what is now a classic study Lazaridis and Reich (and others) were able to separate Natufian, Asia Minor and Iranian Neolithic lines as of 10 kya. Later there was significant admixture ...
Forum: Scientific Papers 22nd April 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By josh w.
That he shares Reichs accounts of regional ...

That he shares Reichs accounts of regional phylogenetic development. Diamond noted that the most recent research challenges older views of that history. The current picture is not meant to be...
Forum: Scientific Papers 22nd April 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By josh w.
Reich's book was positively reviewed by Jared...

Reich's book was positively reviewed by Jared Diamond in today's NY Times
Forum: myOrigins Basics 11th April 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By josh w.
MO 2 Sephardics have two problems. They may...

MO 2 Sephardics have two problems. They may simply be false positives with a background in the east Med (which includes Turkey). Or they may be Sephardics limited to the east Med and not the...
Forum: Scientific Papers 9th April 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By josh w.
Yes, the record of that period is not well...

Yes, the record of that period is not well understood. Modern humans have been in the Levant (Skhul-Israel) for over a 100,000 years. Arabic remains of that period would not be a surprise. The...
Forum: DNA and Genealogy for Beginners 5th April 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By josh w.
Ashkenazis spent a lot of time in Italy before...

Ashkenazis spent a lot of time in Italy before they fled to Germany. East Med implies Levantine.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 4th April 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By josh w.
It is not easy to find a Sephardic group. Unlike...

It is not easy to find a Sephardic group. Unlike Ashkenazis, there are few if any individuals who are mainly Sephardic. The key problem is admixture with host countries. Sample patterns vary with...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 3rd April 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By josh w.
I meant that Sephardis might have internalized...

I meant that Sephardis might have internalized North African lines due to admixture. On the other hand, there has been a Near Eastern presence in North Africa since at least the
Maritime...
Forum: myOrigins Basics 2nd April 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By josh w.
I am not sure what MH's Sephardic North African ...

I am not sure what MH's Sephardic North African reflects. It may reflect North African more than Sephardic. This was the problem for MO. My MH segment is identified as Sephardic North African...
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