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    I have over 42 matches for the name "Cohen."

    Is this significant?

    (I am waiting for the Y dna test to see if have is CMH haplogroup.)

    Thanks

  • #2
    Not necessarily relevant to have Cohenim as autosomal matches, other than a likely indicator of substantial European Jewish ancestry.

    When your Y-DNA test comes in, check at what level of testing you see any Cohen matches. Not all Cohen lines are in the CMH.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by khazaria View Post
      Not necessarily relevant to have Cohenim as autosomal matches, other than a likely indicator of substantial European Jewish ancestry.

      When your Y-DNA test comes in, check at what level of testing you see any Cohen matches. Not all Cohen lines are in the CMH.
      There should be some caution, but Cohen relatives are a possibility. How close are the Cohen matches.

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      • #4
        So out of around 9300 matches my Mother who is roughly 53% Jewish has 354 Cohen matches. And her greatgrandmother’s maiden name is listed as both Pollack & Cohen on different documents so someone in our line is most likely a Cohanim.

        Just to give you perspective.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mollyblum View Post
          So out of around 9300 matches my Mother who is roughly 53% Jewish has 354 Cohen matches. And her greatgrandmother’s maiden name is listed as both Pollack & Cohen on different documents so someone in our line is most likely a Cohanim.

          Just to give you perspective.
          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 genealogy does not show any Cohens on my direct lines---perhaps 3 or 4 generations removed according to dna.
          Last edited by josh w.; 13th June 2018, 07:26 AM.

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