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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Aoda » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:00 pm

I don't know about the Balkan, but it sure is interesting. 10% is significant, especially coming from 23andme, which is considered as the most reliable among the "big" DNA test companies. If those 10% had come from MyHeritage, I'd have told you right away to discard it (they give me around 30% Balkan, which is nonsense). I hope your 23andme DNA matches provide a clue regarding some (distant?) Balkan ancestry.
I guess it's possible that you might have distant Jewish admixture coming from ex-Jewish ancestors who converted to Protestantism in France.
I'm in France, and of French (50%) and South Italian (50%) descent.

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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Erik432 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:02 pm

Sorry, I was not clear, my Gedmatch info comes from transferring in my 23andMe, my "Balkan" 10 percent was on MyHeritage. I think 23andme had me at pretty much all Celtic and French/Nordic.
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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Aoda » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:54 pm

Erik432 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Sorry, I was not clear, my Gedmatch info comes from transferring in my 23andMe, my "Balkan" 10 percent was on MyHeritage. I think 23andme had me at pretty much all Celtic and French/Nordic.
No, *I* am sorry - I read your posts too quickly. In that case, any Balkan coming from MH - for someone who has no known Balkan ancestry - doesn't mean a thing. MH is know for being very unreliable in terms of ancestry composition.

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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Billmic » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:46 pm

So you're saying people should disregard MH entirely?
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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Aoda » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:50 pm

Billmic wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:46 pm
So you're saying people should disregard MH entirely?
People will do what they will do. Personally, I disregard it. MH is only interesting for the matches (esp. if you're French).
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Re: Eurogenes Jtest calculator

Post by Arcadiaville » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:12 pm

Does anyone know why the Eurogenes JTest creator has not revised or removed the JTest from Gedmatch? He was on record several years back as saying that it was not reliable, although I did not see the specifics behind his conclusion.
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