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  • josh w.
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    Originally posted by Jdna View Post
    Hello,
    I could use some advice interpreting the "bigger" picture of my DNA results.
    My interest in DNA testing, was to see if my Jewish DNA ancestry can be "traced" to ancient Israel, 2-3,000 years ago.
    All branches of my genealogy are Jewish and are documented to abt 1800 in towns in Galicia, presently Ukraine
    Before 1800, I assume all my tree go to Russia.

    I tested at FTDNA and Geno2. Below are the results.
    From what I've read, to my novice eye,
    my results all say my DNA ancestry could have been in Ancient Israel 2-3,000 years ago.
    I've seen a map that puts V88 in the Levant (don't know the time period),
    Cluster 2, I believe is Askanazi,and 100% Middle East Jewish,...
    (I do find it odd 100% of my ancestry comes from the Middle East.)
    and 21% Northern European, gets me to my Russian ancestry.
    I would appreciate others opinion if I'm interpreting things correctly.
    Take care,
    Brian

    FTDNA
    YDNA (67) - R1b1c...V88, cluster 2
    Family Finder - Middle East (Jewish) 100% +/-0.01

    Geno2
    56% Mediterranean, 21% Northern European, 20% Southwest Asian, 2% Northeast Asian
    M42> M168> M89> P128> M45> M207> P231> M343> L278> V88
    First reference population: Northern Caucasian
    Second reference population: Sardinian
    It looks like your ancestry is indeed Jewish. I don't know if it can be directly traced to Israel, but it points in that direction for some of your lines. The PF designation of 100% Jewish is complicated. It does not at all mean that all of your SNPs are from the Near East. Ashkenazis have a somewhat unique mixture of SNPs from a variety of geographical areas especially West Asia (Middle East and Caucasus), European Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Southwest Asia (Arabia)--it is the particular mixture that is unique. Other peoples have somewhat similar geographical mixture patterns, e.g. southern Italians, Cypriots and Lebanese.

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  • Tourist
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    Well, from what you wrote it sure looks like you are Jewish. But keep in mind that genetic testing does not assess nationality, politics and/or religion. Or in other words, use DNA testing to find your closest genetic relatives, and then find out where THEY came from.

    You are probably on the right track, but just keep looking!

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  • Jdna
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    Am I interpreting my results correctly?

    Hello,
    I could use some advice interpreting the "bigger" picture of my DNA results.
    My interest in DNA testing, was to see if my Jewish DNA ancestry can be "traced" to ancient Israel, 2-3,000 years ago.
    All branches of my genealogy are Jewish and are documented to abt 1800 in towns in Galicia, presently Ukraine
    Before 1800, I assume all my tree go to Russia.

    I tested at FTDNA and Geno2. Below are the results.
    From what I've read, to my novice eye,
    my results all say my DNA ancestry could have been in Ancient Israel 2-3,000 years ago.
    I've seen a map that puts V88 in the Levant (don't know the time period),
    Cluster 2, I believe is Askanazi,and 100% Middle East Jewish,...
    (I do find it odd 100% of my ancestry comes from the Middle East.)
    and 21% Northern European, gets me to my Russian ancestry.
    I would appreciate others opinion if I'm interpreting things correctly.
    Take care,
    Brian

    FTDNA
    YDNA (67) - R1b1c...V88, cluster 2
    Family Finder - Middle East (Jewish) 100% +/-0.01

    Geno2
    56% Mediterranean, 21% Northern European, 20% Southwest Asian, 2% Northeast Asian
    M42> M168> M89> P128> M45> M207> P231> M343> L278> V88
    First reference population: Northern Caucasian
    Second reference population: Sardinian
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