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Old 30th April 2014, 11:57 PM
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Italian with pop finder showing 97.6% Middle Eastern Jewish

I am sicilian - My pop finder results were pretty out there...
97.6% Middle Eastern (Jewish) and the rest African

Ancestry has me at 74% Italy Greece 24% West Asia (middle East 14%, Caucasus 10%) 1% African which makes sense given my background.

Gedmatch follows along the same lines. If I play around with different tests there, I can get 5.73% Ashkenazi.

I can document my family through baptismal records in Sicily to the 1600's and Malta even further back. There are 2 names that show up in my tree in Malta in the 1630's that at one time belonged to those of Jewish ancestry - Borg and Micallef. My family arrived in America in the 1900's. I didn't even speak English until I went to kindergarten. Other than those early Maltese surnames, my family surnames have been Italian.

GedMatch:

K13
North_Atlantic 13.05%
Baltic 9.06%
West_Med 21.98%
West_Asian 11.23%
East_Med 33.66%
Red_Sea 6.69%
South_Asian 1.93%
East_Asian - * *
Siberian - * *
Amerindian 0.14%
Oceanian - * *
Northeast_African 1.62%
Sub-Saharan 0.64%

Dodecad
East_European 3.85%
West_European 16.51%
Mediterranean 35.60%
Neo_African 0.70%
West_Asian 24.13%
South_Asian 1.09%
Northeast_Asian - * *
Southeast_Asian - * *
East_African 1.73%
Southwest_Asian 12.15%
Northwest_African 4.16%
Palaeo_African 0.08%

Jtest

SOUTH_BALTIC 6.58%
EAST_EURO 1.61%
NORTH-CENTRAL_EURO 7.02%
ATLANTIC 7.33%
WEST_MED 19.38%
ASHKENAZI 5.73%
EAST_MED 29.31%
WEST_ASIAN 8.98%
MIDDLE_EASTERN 11.95%
SOUTH_ASIAN 0.72%
EAST_AFRICAN 1.40%
EAST_ASIAN -
SIBERIAN -
WEST_AFRICAN -


Any other Sicilians get pegged with this high a Middle Eastern Jewish from pop finder ? I could see 25% due to my middle eastern heritage, the 97.6% really threw me.

Thanks,
Al
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Old 1st May 2014, 12:03 AM
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With the current PF, my Sicilian mother is about 60% ME including Jewish, Druze, Palestinian, Bedouin, and Bedouin South.

My cousin's husband from Calabria is currently 100% ME, almost all of which shows Jewish.
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Old 1st May 2014, 12:20 AM
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Forgot my mother's Mozabite.
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Old 3rd May 2014, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the reply.. when I compare my results in gedmatch and Ancestry.. the FTDNA popfinder is meaningless. Sicily and Malta are island nations which were raided and pillaged regularly - for me to be almost 98% anything is ridiculous.

But I see I'm not the only one.

Cheers,
Al
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Old 8th May 2014, 08:19 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't trust that either......have you compared the PF with the new MO? What are the results....
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Old 8th May 2014, 10:35 PM
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...have you compared the PF with the new MO? What are the results....
See my post in the Jewish/Southern Italian thread.
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Old 9th May 2014, 09:56 PM
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See my post in the Jewish/Southern Italian thread.
Gotcha.......will do
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Old 16th May 2014, 08:25 AM
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Yeah, I wouldn't trust that either......have you compared the PF with the new MO? What are the results....
The new results are very different.. and actually make sense.
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