Can tellmeGen identify my Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry?
tellmeGen includes the Ashkenazi Jewish population in the ancestry report, within the category Europe. Therefore, in the report you can see the allocation, as a percentage that we make of your genetic makeup to this population.
The Ashkenazi Jewish population refers to the descendants of the Jews who settled in Central and Eastern Europe during the medieval period, mainly in what is now Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Romania. The population of Ashkenazi Jews is estimated at 11.2 million people, and some researchers estimate that they account for 70% of the world’s Jewish population.