Thursday, October 5, 2006

Hungarian Jews' greatest fear:


If you are looking for that long lost relative, or if you feel that some day, someone may use a DNA repository to look for long lost relatives, you should consider doing this simple DNA test.

Y-DNA: By testing the Y-DNA, males can determine the origin of their paternal line. Note that the Y-DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any females along that line. Females do not receive the Y-DNA, and therefore females cannot be tested for the paternal line. If you are a female and would like to know about your paternal line, you would need to have a brother or a male relative from that line to be tested.

mtDNA: By testing the mtDNA, males and females can determine the origin of their maternal line. Once your results are in, you will be compared to the data from the landmark study from Dr. Doron Behar, our Chief mtDNA Scientist, quoted by NY Times, CNN, BBC and other major media outlets. Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line, with no influence of any males along that line. Both males and females receive the mtDNA from the mother.


The Paternal DNA, passed from father to son, tests the Y-chromosome, which is only found in males and is useful in verifying common ancestry.
A single test allows you to verify:

- if 2 males are related
- your suggested geographic origins
- if you could be of Jewish ancestry
- if you have Cohanim ancestry
- your deep ancestral ethnic origins

Price: $149


The Maternal DNA test is available for both males and females, to uncover information about your mother, and her female ancestors.
A single test allows you to verify:

- if 2 females are related
- your suggested geographic origins
- if you could be of Jewish ancestry
- your deep ancestral origins

Price: $129


Anonymous said...


Camp Runamok said...

"Hungarian Jews' greatest fear"

??? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

I took both tests about half a year ago. I don’t yet come around to write about this but there are matches in both my paternal and maternal groups and the biggest shock is on the part of the small minority of complete gentiles who suddenly find themselves in the Jewish groups of testers. They discover their Jewish roots bewildered. Perhaps I should write about this.

ggg said...

come on...are you refering to the mith of the nazis and the satmar womans?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

No, and there is no myth of Nazis and Satmar women, at least not that I know of. It's a cruel "joke" made about Hungarians, namely that they're all descendants of Geyrim.

Anonymous said...

I think the myth has to do with the ancestor of a prominent family in Satmar and a tzigane woman. It is most probably a real urban legend circa Sighet 1910.

Anonymous said...

The theory is that the decend from the Khazars, and that is the reason given for the low low number of Hingarian Kohanim. And so, would that somehow make them less jewish?

Anonymous said...

Low number of Hungarian Cohanim? And the Khazars were in Central Asia.