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1694Re: [Ashkenazi-Q] Re: Perfect Match?

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    Oct 7, 2012
      Hi Andrew,
      I found you by seaching Pelter.  I can't search by kits numbers.  I found you at the 12 allele level but you were listed having 37 allele test; not 67.  With this information I see that we could have had a common ancestor in the years around 1300-1400, specifically around 1312.  The tip report told me that at 28 generations we had a 76.64% chance of having a common ancestor and that at 24 generations the odds were 69.3%.  I figure one generation is 25 about years so did 28 X 25=700 and subtracted that from 2012 which is 1312.   Now, being back then people produced children at young ages, if a generation was 20 years, that would have been 500 years ago=1512.  Let's say 1492.  That's the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  At that period was the Spanish Inquisition and Jews in Spain had to convert or become conversos, hidden Jews.  Many left for Portugal.  I have no idea if we were there, but it could have affected a lot of places.  The Inquisition was huge.  I'm not sure what Rebekah uses for a generation number. 
      I think you should be able to find us by putting in Goldfoot.  2 Goldfoots will come up; Ian and David.  We're David.  We had the 67 allele test and it should come up with that. 
      Though you were not raised Jewish, it looks like you had Jewish ancestors.  Things happen.  Children lose interest, forget, move away, killed, wars, marry out of the faith, I can go on and on how we have had this happen.  Now, what events were happening around 1300?  I'm not sure, but we may have been moving into Germany and eventually will move up to Eastern Europe, but not yet, I don't think. 
      Thanks for writing to me about it.  It's exciting to find people who match.  I'm still working on how my line became Jewish in the first place.  I'm thinking we could be originals, coming from Ur where Abraham lived and left.  We're (Q1b1a or Q L245) such a small group, 5% of the Jewish men of today. 
      Nadene Goldfoot
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      Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 4:48 PM
      Subject: [Ashkenazi-Q] Re: Perfect Match?



      Hi and greetings from Seattle. Coincidentally, I recently asked Rebekah Canada, who manages both a Jewish Q project for FTDNA as well as a Facebook group called Q yDNA Haplogroup Project, to analyze my father's Y-DNA profile. My father's name is Stanley Pelter and his kit # at FTDNA is 240219. The interesting thing is that Rebekah specifically referenced kit # 247540, which I believe is your kit, as one that appears very closely related. I've pasted the text below from the Facebook board which is Rebekah's response:

      "Y-DNA37: Your matches have dropped off sharply. Your closest match is a genetic distance of one away to kit 247540. Unfortunately, he does not have Y-DNA67 results. Y-DNA67: Ah, you do not have Y-DNA67 results either. I think that if you can convince the owner of kit 247540 to also upgrade, it would be worth it."

      So, it appears that we might be closely related, assuming you are the kit mentioned above. I have gone ahead and upgraded to the Y-DNA67 test; it that something you have done yet?

      Kind Regards,
      Dave Pelter

      --- In Ashkenazi-Q@yahoogroups.com, "andrew.ackerman@..." <andrew.ackerman@...> wrote:
      > I am new to this group and I was not raised Jewish. My Y-DNA was Haplogroup Q, M242, and on a 67 marker test, I am a perfect match to another member of this group. I know nothing about my paternal ancestry, so I can't use surnames to trace my lineage. But since I am a perfect match (0 step)... where is it logical to look in the generations for a common ancestor?
      > The person I match with is the same age as I am and we live far away from one another. Since Y-DNA is between father and son....would that mean that a brother would also share that same link? For example, if he knows his paternal line back to his grandfather...and his grandfather had 2 brothers...wouldn't all 3 of them share the same Y-DNA? And if all three of the brothers shared the same Y-DNA, then wouldn't all their sons share it also? But eventually, as we went back in time, we would meet at a common great+ grandfather at some point. Am I thinking straight on this?
      > Are there any educated guesses how many generations back a perfect match at 67 markers might be? I was extremely lucky to find a perfect match, especially since I know nothing about my father or his family. Any help or guidance that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I am fairly advanced at research, but I have never specifically researched Jewish heritage.

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