Monday, July 24, 2017

A message from my 5th cousin (predicted)

23andMe thinks an Azeri man is my 5th cousin. We share 0.11% of our DNA together.

I reached out to him and asked if he had any Chinese ancestors. His response:

Hello, Jim,
I am Azeri and my grandmother is Russian, so I don't think I have any direct ancestors from China but we could be DNA relatives from some Far East ancestors, like Mongolians, I suppose. Historically, Turks came from Enisey river region.

1 comment:

m4ff3w said...

I recently did 23andMe. I don't know my father's family well, he died before my mother knew she was pregnant with me. They weren't married and his family denied me.

Still hoping to make some connections.

I was surprised I'm 99.7% European though.