- --- In email@example.com, "Joan " <mrcyangljes@y...>
> Are there nay genes that are sepecific to Jewish lineage, or testNot at this point, if you use the tests sold by Family Tree DNA and
> that can tell you if you have jewish ancestry?
other consumer-oriented services. What you can do is see if you're
closely related (within 500 years or so) to other Jewish people, and
whether you have gene types that are particularly common among the
Jewish folks who've submitted cell samples to the testing companies'
But the databases are still really small. In the long run, it's easier
to do genealogy with a rare type (as with a rare surname), but it's
harder to find a match if you have a rare type.
On the other hand, if you have a bunch of guys named Katzen or a bunch
of women who might be matrilineal descendants of Bubbe Beila, Family
Tree DNA has some tests that can really help you a lot.