News from DNA Consultants Explorers Club June 2022
Donald Yates Interviewed on Israeli TV Show on Cherokee and Jewish Connections
On April 10, genetics testing company founder and author Donald Yates was interviewed on i24 NEWS in Tel Aviv about the overlap of Jewish and Cherokee ancestry. The company offers both a Native American and a Jewish DNA test that matches you with relevant populations. The interview was conducted by Emily Frances, the Emmy winning host of “Holy Land Uncovered.” The program, titled “Genealogist Donald Yates Uncovers Secrets of Cherokee DNA,” aired in 20 million homes in the U.S. Europe, Africa, Arabia and other parts of the Middle East.
Forgotten Cherokee Migrations
The origins and migrations of the Cherokee have long been debated, and there are some widely conflicting views. Some say they came from the east, some from the northeast, some from the west, and some from a flying island. Leaving aside the theory of a mother ship from another star system, we can firmly reject all these directions of origin and assert they came from the northwest.
DNA Consultants’ Forensic DNA Tests Earn High Marks
DNA Consultants got one of the highest-scoring reviews from the new genomic sequencing company Nebula. In a lengthy write-up by independent reviewer Fiyin Ebemidayo, B.S., the company was rated an overall 4.7 out of 5 stars for its combination of forensics and history-based input.
“The company’s prices are competitive and their support staff is available to consult on a personal level,” said the reviewer. “Using alleles to make matches, customers receive in-depth reports on their connection to certain ethnicities but they do not receive ethnicity percentages or personal matches.”
Featured Population: Chamorro – Guam
The Chamorro people, or Chamoru people, are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which include the United States territory of Guam and the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Micronesia. The Chamorros are primarily Austronesian, but many also have European (Spanish) and East Asian ancestry. Today, significant Chamoru populations also exist in several U.S. states including Hawaii, California, Washington, Texas and Nevada.
Did You Know?
The “bad guys” of prehistory were the Yamnaya (see cover). Find out with the Rare Genes from History Test/Upgrade if you have the gene.