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by jakayj
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Primeval DNA
Topic: Ancient migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Ancient migrations

Yes, Shari,

Dr. Yates says there are multiple origins for medieval and modern-day Jews, including North Africa and Spain (Sephardim).

Let us know here what you discover in your explorations.

Jakay
by jakayj
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 11675

Re: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents

Shari,

I'm glad you've taken the time and put in the effort to fill in the missing parts of your family tree. These give us a sense of who we come from, who they were in their own time and how they fit into the fabric of human history.

Jakay
by jakayj
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Primeval DNA
Topic: Ancient migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Ancient migrations

This exciting field emerging of ancient genetics studies has seen several recent scientific studies published, focusing on the 8,000-year history of Iberian populations and their DNA shifts. DNA Consultants is the first company to offer genetic testing to prehistoric populations and their descendant...
by jakayj
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish Surname index
Replies: 20
Views: 26176

Re: Jewish Surname index

Here's the address to DNA Consultants' bookstore if you want to order it: https://dnaconsultants.com/product/bookstore/book-of-jewish-and-crypto-jewish-surnames/ Also, Dr. Yates' latest book on a Jewish outpost in the American Southwest in the first millennium A.D.: https://dnaconsultants.com/produc...
by jakayj
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish Surname index
Replies: 20
Views: 26176

Re: Jewish Surname index

Yes, that's a distinct possibility. I've found there are always new things to learn on these explorations.

Wishing you the best as you research,

Jakay
by jakayj
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish Surname index
Replies: 20
Views: 26176

Re: Jewish Surname index

So glad you found evidence in your genetic explorations to support what you know of your genealogy. They go hand-in-hand.

Jakay
by jakayj
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Melungeon were Portuguese
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Melungeon were Portuguese

Thanks for posting this very informative information. - Jakay
by jakayj
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee ranking
Replies: 5
Views: 2894

Re: Cherokee ranking

DNA Consultants rankings are according to how many profiles within our 492 living populations your profile matches. As an example, your #1 ranking would show your profile matched more profiles in that population of people in the study than any other population. The #2 ranking indicates your profile'...
by jakayj
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: World Matches
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: World Matches

Hello again, Your rankings are based on the relative frequency of you matching each population. Your top four populations are found within one nation. On a relative basis, you matched the top one more closely than the other three, but the differences might be slight. If you want a more personal expl...
by jakayj
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: World Matches
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: World Matches

EB,

If you're referring to the (n = XXX) numbers, those are the number of participants scientists had in each population study and do not reflect the number of matches.

Jakay

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