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478Re: [MexicoDNAProject] Re: "Middle Eastern" DNA

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  • sangerjaime@...
    Aug 14, 2013
      Some of your Mexican cousins, may be descendants of Crypto Jews, (the forbidden people) that were expelled from Spain in 1492. Although Mexico was a Spanish held territory, these people felt that they would be safe from the Spanish Inquisition by coming to  New Spain. Many of them became Catholic in the New World to keep their identity hidden.   I guess the vestiges of an alleged negative past may still persist today!!

      Jaime



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      From: idiganthro1 <idiganthro@...>
      To: MexicoDNAProject <MexicoDNAProject@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 7:12 am
      Subject: [MexicoDNAProject] Re: "Middle Eastern" DNA

       
      Correct, but of those that do list their heritage or at least ancestral family names, none are apparantly ME or Jewish. Maybe I'm thinking too literally.

      --- In MexicoDNAProject@yahoogroups.com, sangerjaime@... wrote:
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      > Annette,
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      > I do not think FTDNA allows one to access the ethnic percenages of your Fact Finder cousins? Those autosomal cousins would have to voluntarily share that with you, I would think.
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      > Jaime
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: idiganthro1 <idiganthro@...>
      > To: MexicoDNAProject <MexicoDNAProject@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 6:15 am
      > Subject: [MexicoDNAProject] Re: "Middle Eastern" DNA
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      > I have what may be a dumb question regarding the "Middle Eastern" results in population finder.
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      > My breakdown is
      > 52.21% European (French, Finnish, Orcadian, Russian)
      > 14.68 Native American (Mayan, Columbian)
      > 33.13% Middle Eastern (Adygei, Jewish)
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      > With such a large Middle Eastern component why aren't any of my family finder matches Middle Eastern or Jewish? The most common seem to be German, English and Mexican with NONE listing Middle Eastern or Jewish origins. Approximately 36-40% of all my matches are Mexican. Is this because of a disproportunate number of people testing from certain ethnic groups?
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      > Thanks,
      > Annette
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      > P.S. I am an adoptee with little info about my background. I was told bio-mom was European (English/German- obviously correct) and now it seems bio-dad was Mexican instead of Italian as I'd been told. Wish I had more info to help put all these pieces together!
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      > --- In MexicoDNAProject@yahoogroups.com, "Sam" <sfdoming@> wrote:
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      > > What are we to make of Middle Eastern dna. My Family Finder on FTDNA indicated I have 30.8% Middle Eastern dna. Frankly, I was astounded at the high percentage given that I am a descendant of old Hispano families here in NM.
      > > Is this an indicator of semitic, possibly "Crypto-Jewish" heritage that has been the cause of considerable controversy here? Does it point to Moorish heritage from the Iberian peninsula?
      > > I know a number of Hispanos here have a high percentage of Middle Eastern dna reported but I haven't seen the issue directly addressed.
      > > Can anyone shed some light on this?
      > > Sam Dominguez
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