• Do Greek people have Israeli or Egyptian blood?

    Best answer: "Israeli blood"? Come on, engage your brain! There have only been Israelis since the state of Israel was founded in 1948, and if any Israelis had married into your family in the last 70 years you would certainly know about it. Turkish, Egyptian or Jewish (which is different from "Israeli")... show more
    Best answer: "Israeli blood"? Come on, engage your brain! There have only been Israelis since the state of Israel was founded in 1948, and if any Israelis had married into your family in the last 70 years you would certainly know about it.

    Turkish, Egyptian or Jewish (which is different from "Israeli") blood, yes, very likely. From the Bronze Age onwards there were very large Greek communities all over Asia Minor (a.k.a. Anatolia) and in Egypt. At the end of WWI the new Turkish Republic massacred or expelled all the Greeks from Anatolia (where they had lived for well over a millennium longer than the Turks had) , and the Greek community in Egypt hung on there till the 1950s and 60s.

    And in the Hellenistic period, when Alexander's successors ruled much of the Middle East as a Greek-speaking empire, many Jews in the region adapted themselves to the Greek culture and had Greek rather than Aramaic as their home language: St Paul was one.

    So yes, the gene-pool of the Eastern Mediterranean has contained all these ethnicities, plus many more (Celts, for example) mixed up together for millennia.
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Would having Turkish ancestry make me Turkish?

    So basically my great great great grandparents were Turkish but my parents were born in Pakistan so would that make me a Turk or does it not count.
    So basically my great great great grandparents were Turkish but my parents were born in Pakistan so would that make me a Turk or does it not count.
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Have You Ever Traced Your Ancestry And Found Out Your Ethnicity?

    Turns out, I'm part Swedish, French, and Native American. What's your ethnicity? Thanks.
    Turns out, I'm part Swedish, French, and Native American. What's your ethnicity? Thanks.
    15 answers · 6 days ago
  • How would you respond to relatives that mock your ancestry family tree research?

    I've always loved history. I find researching my family tree fascinating. It is like hunting for a hidden treasure. If I find a past relative, a royal one perhaps, I will post that find on my facebook page. It is exciting to discover these links to the past and I want others to share in my excitement. But,... show more
    I've always loved history. I find researching my family tree fascinating. It is like hunting for a hidden treasure. If I find a past relative, a royal one perhaps, I will post that find on my facebook page. It is exciting to discover these links to the past and I want others to share in my excitement. But, I am finding out that others in my family do not share in that excitement. My relatives have challenged me saying that is must really be proven that we are indeed related to any royal people. And that "Why am I even doing any family research anyway, since I don't have any children to past this knowledge down to." Which really hurts me as I had two miscarriages in my past. Really, once the research is on ancestry.com, anyone else can link into the family tree to help their or anyone else's future family research. I intend to give any of my findings to a historical society to keep for the future. I have an interest in DAR too, since I could join. For me it is all about the journey. Someone said, Wow your relatives are really mean. That I am trying to do something good and is that all they have to do is complain or whine about a hobby you care about and that would benefit the family or future family members if one of their children takes an interest in their own ancestry. I've not posted anything since on Facebook and if I do, I exclude all family members. Alot of my friends find it fascinating though and are doing their own research now.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • 23andme, reliable sourche for dna ancestry?

    I was wondering if someone can tell me if 23andme is reliable since im really curious about my ancestry. Does someone has experiences?
    I was wondering if someone can tell me if 23andme is reliable since im really curious about my ancestry. Does someone has experiences?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is William Chase's parent's names?

    William Chase was born around 1595 in England and died in 1659 in Massachusetts. He was on the Mayflower and lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Chase is the father of William Chase Jr born 1621 and died 1684. That's all the information I know. Can anyone please research this person?
    William Chase was born around 1595 in England and died in 1659 in Massachusetts. He was on the Mayflower and lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Chase is the father of William Chase Jr born 1621 and died 1684. That's all the information I know. Can anyone please research this person?
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • My friend John s aunt (by marriage) is the sister of my uncle (by marriage). So how are me and John related?

    I m this is complex but I really need to know. Im looking for the title like cousin or 2nd cousin etc.
    I m this is complex but I really need to know. Im looking for the title like cousin or 2nd cousin etc.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Has anyone taken an ancestry/DNA test?

    Can you recommend one? I’m leaning towards 23andMe because they have the health test option too which I think is interesting. I am Caribbean and I’ve always been curious of my roots since neither my father’s surname nor my mother’s maiden is Caribbean and are very American. Because of this I was always interested... show more
    Can you recommend one? I’m leaning towards 23andMe because they have the health test option too which I think is interesting. I am Caribbean and I’ve always been curious of my roots since neither my father’s surname nor my mother’s maiden is Caribbean and are very American. Because of this I was always interested in what different nationalities/regions are mixed in my DNA. I know that each company may give different results and aren’t 100 percent accurate but it would be cool to match up what I know of my genetics and ancestry to the test results and see how accurate it may be.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Do Fillipino's with Spanish last name have Spanish ancestry?

    Best answer: Because Spain controlled the Philippines for a long time, some Filipinos do, and some Filipinos don't. Names, including surnames and family names, have LANGUAGE origins and they will tell you very little, if anything, about a person's family history or genealogy. The only way to know is to do the research... show more
    Best answer: Because Spain controlled the Philippines for a long time, some Filipinos do, and some Filipinos don't. Names, including surnames and family names, have LANGUAGE origins and they will tell you very little, if anything, about a person's family history or genealogy. The only way to know is to do the research or pay someone to do it for you, which can get very expensive very quickly. (Professional genealogists charge on average US$20-$23+ an hour.) Start with yourself and work your way backwards, one generation at a time. Gather up your records, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable), newspaper articles and clippings regarding some of your accomplishments, journal entries, etc. Do the same for your parents, grandparents, etc
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can this change your record information?

    Silly question I know, but just wanted to check and ask. Alright I have a couple of copies of my birth certificate that is obviously correct - correct spelling of name, correct date of birth, etc. However, on social media where there is background stuff, like - Mylife.com and usa people search, they have my... show more
    Silly question I know, but just wanted to check and ask. Alright I have a couple of copies of my birth certificate that is obviously correct - correct spelling of name, correct date of birth, etc. However, on social media where there is background stuff, like - Mylife.com and usa people search, they have my correct age and all, but the spell my last name wrong, by placing an "m" instead of an "n" My question is can that somehow lead to making by birth certificate information and last name on it, incorrect, if some of the stuff on the internet spells my last name wrong?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do African-Americans research their genealogy?

    Are there any articles you recommend on this subject? I am curious about how black people learn their genealogy and family history.
    Are there any articles you recommend on this subject? I am curious about how black people learn their genealogy and family history.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there actually any evidence for Celtic ancestry in Germany?

    Part of my family comes from Southern Germany, which is part of the Celtic homeland. Someone in the family suggested that we are part Celtic. I really don’t know a whole lot about the ancient Celts, but I do know some elementary information. What I’m looking for is solid genetic, cultural, and linguistic evidence... show more
    Part of my family comes from Southern Germany, which is part of the Celtic homeland. Someone in the family suggested that we are part Celtic. I really don’t know a whole lot about the ancient Celts, but I do know some elementary information. What I’m looking for is solid genetic, cultural, and linguistic evidence that remains in Central Europe. Is it hopeless, due to tribal migrations and whatnot? Does anyone have some reliable resources to share on the topic? I’d appreciate the help.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can this aspect change any information on your birth certificate?

    Silly question I know, but just wanted to check and ask. Alright I have a couple of copies of my birth certificate that is obviously correct - correct spelling of name, correct date of birth, etc. However, on social media where there is background stuff, like - Mylife.com and usa people search, they have my... show more
    Silly question I know, but just wanted to check and ask. Alright I have a couple of copies of my birth certificate that is obviously correct - correct spelling of name, correct date of birth, etc. However, on social media where there is background stuff, like - Mylife.com and usa people search, they have my correct age and all, but the spell my last name wrong, by placing an "m" instead of an "n" My question is can that somehow lead to making by birth certificate information and last name on it, incorrect, if some of the stuff on the internet spells my last name wrong?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My last name's origin?

    Best answer: I don't put any credence in surnames. DNA is better-- it doesn't lie to us.
    Best answer: I don't put any credence in surnames. DNA is better-- it doesn't lie to us.
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to make a "Family Tree Book"? Links or advice appreciated?

    Best answer: What's your age? Is your mom trying to give you a project so you have something to keep occupied with? I ask that since putting a book together is a humungeous ordeal you'd be taking on, and it's a heck of a lot easier to do it on ancestry.com from which you can put information on a thumb drive. It... show more
    Best answer: What's your age? Is your mom trying to give you a project so you have something to keep occupied with? I ask that since putting a book together is a humungeous ordeal you'd be taking on, and it's a heck of a lot easier to do it on ancestry.com from which you can put information on a thumb drive. It took me 6 months just to compile a cookbook after years of pulling information and having someone else type it up so I know how much work what you want to do is.

    3 of my cousins prepared a book for our very large family. They sent out questionnaires to family for pertinent information and most recent picture. the had a researcher go overseas (and paid them) and took pictures there and compiled information from the families there. They had a prologue to the book on the main grandparents, listing their kids and dates and all (and then each of their kids, along with their kids, had a section of their own). and all the pertinent documents for the grandparents. They included ship information and maps. I added data (in letter form) from any relative willing to share that. The putting it together is a pain, but the xeroxing and cost is another big pain. I might add that I ended up with 10 boxes of papers which I'm now going thru to see if I missed keeping something. Btw, if you use glue or tape you'll mess up the pages. And sometimes the ink on the pages goes to light to read. And, start out with special "no acid" typing paper, and plastic pockets to keep the print perfect.
    4 answers · 1 week ago