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by jakayj
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Surname
Replies: 1
Views: 21389

Re: Surname

I checked with Dr. Yates, and he sent this for you: Askew can be traced to a Norman William de Ascough, named after Aiscough, an Old Norse place-name. His family could have been Jewish or crypto-Jewish, particularly since he was “father of the English navy.” Other admirals and naval administrators w...
by jakayj
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Native American
Topic: Michigan Native American
Replies: 2
Views: 4542

Re: Michigan Native American

Welcome to the communities board. We have so much to explore in our DNA, and the reports can be helpful. My Cherokee admixture shows up at No. 39 in the DNA Fingerprint Plus test. I didn't know I had any. I also took the Rare Genes from History test and received a First Peoples marker, which is foun...
by jakayj
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee DNA Match Help
Replies: 13
Views: 11013

Re: Cherokee DNA Match Help

We do have a Cherokee DNA Test available through our website dnaconsultants.com . The site offers a write-up about the test, and you can order there, through Amazon, or by calling toll free the office M-F 10-6 MT, (888) 806-2588.

Hope you're enjoying your exploration of your heritage,
Jakay
by jakayj
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Native American map & marker
Replies: 16
Views: 17092

Re: Native American map & marker

I checked with the investigators who said we do not do percentages as it is not very scientific as no population is pure because of admixture. They will be happy to go over your report if you calls them M-F 10-6 MT at 888-806-2588.

Hope this helps,
Jakay
by jakayj
Fri May 13, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Confused and disappointed!
Replies: 3
Views: 4960

Re: Confused and disappointed!

The investigators would like you to call them at 888-806-2588 M- F 10-6 MT as they would need to look at your individual report and go over it. They pointed out that oral history can sometimes be wrong because it is quite possible to have someone in your ancestry from another tribe be adopted by ano...
by jakayj
Fri May 13, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Melungeon test
Replies: 8
Views: 8026

Re: Melungeon test

The investigator said we added the Melungeon data back in 2011, so there is no need for an update unless you are looking for Melungeon beyond your top 50 matches. ( We search in 450 populations with the update so, you can find out where it is and how strong your match is by ordering the Melungeon up...
by jakayj
Thu May 12, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Confused and disappointed!
Replies: 3
Views: 4960

Re: Confused and disappointed!

I've passed along your concern to the investigators and am waiting to hear back.

Jakay
by jakayj
Wed May 04, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?
Replies: 12
Views: 11365

Re: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?

Hello, Yes, this is possible especially if it is a small tribe or a tribe like Blackfoot that has no published data on it. We have all data that is published in academic and forensic science. It is also possible if you are related to a tribe that was wiped out as you are matching living populations....
by jakayj
Wed May 04, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?
Replies: 12
Views: 11365

Re: Do I have Cherokee Ancestry?

Good day,

I've left your question for an investigator and hope to have an answer soon.

Jakay
by jakayj
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: World
Topic: I found Chamorro in my DNA test. What does this mean if I'm unaware of it in my family?
Replies: 3
Views: 5720

Re: I found Chamorro in my DNA test. What does this mean if I'm unaware of it in my family?

Gerald, I checked with DNA Consultants investigators, and they gave the following answer: Austronesian populations are generally considered deep ancestry ( meaning it is thousands of years old and beyond our ability to determine how old this link is and should be ignored). The only exception would b...

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