Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/5/2010

Tracing genealogy through DNA

Bennett Greenspan figured he knew his basic ancestry – in his case, Eastern European Jewish, a.k.a. Ashkenazi – but a simple DNA test revealed a surprise never uncovered in his many hours spent drawing up his family tree the usual pen-and-paper way. Never did he have any idea that his ancestry might be Spanish, too. Going back 1,000 or 1,500 years, according to the DNA test, he shares a common ancestor with a Spanish Jew (a.k.a. Sephardic Jew) from Bulgaria. for more click here

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