The WeAreCousins DNA Project

Focusing on Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and South Texas
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Moises Garza Moises Garza
September 19, 2018 @ 8:12am
I just sorted a new members. Also, please join our WeAreCousins DNA Group on Facebook to better help each other out and or have your questions answered. Here is the link
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Mary Cervantes
January 18 @ 3:55am
I joined last Oct 2018, and I am still not listed in the mtdna list. My mtdna haplogroup is C1b9. Thanks!
Michael Gutierrez
January 20 @ 3:09am
Hi Mary, on my maternal side it's C1b9. My grandmother was Andrea Solis Amador.
Mary Cervantes
January 23 @ 10:16pm
Cool! starting with my great grand mother:Euliala Vilano <- her mom is: Gumesinda Lopez <- her mom is: Merced Lopez <- her mom is: Maria Luiza (Luz) Ramires abt. 1831 born in Aguascalientes or Jaliso, or Zacatecas.
Rosanna Moreno
February 16 @ 7:39am
Hi Primo, my Y haplogroup is RP311, the farthest I've gotten on my dad's ancestor is Juan Gomes(z) Mascorro and mtDNA haplogroup is A2-G135A! and the farthest I've gotten on my mom's ancestor is Maria Francisca de Herrera...thanks!
Mario Salinas Saenz Mario Salinas Saenz
September 25 @ 11:32pm
I did the familytree test with my family (sister, mother and father). So, with the raw data got the results from the others gene calculators. And there are the average of my family. All of my ancestors are from General Treviño, Cerralvo and Agualeguas, Nuevo León and Mier, Tamaulipas since 1600s.
Sergio Delgado
October 2 @ 5:26pm
Hi Mario, it makes no sense to get that average because: First, inheritance doesn't work that way: the average of my parents and me is 100% meaningless (we ARE one family but each of us comes from VERY different families). Second, it's possible that members of your family used different chips (i.e., FTDNA switched to GSA last year I think, and you get different results because it analyses less sectors). And third, the algorithms are different; you can't get the "average" of FTDNA+MyHeritage, for example.
Mario Salinas Saenz
October 5 @ 11:55pm
Hi Sergio, thank you for you comment. The main goal that I wanted to discover is the average of my ancestor's origin as in some studies we can see the average of a town. Well mine is the result of 300 years of endogamic relations. As fact my mother and father are genetic related as first cousins, but they are really fourth cousins. I did mine first and then, a year later, I ordered for the rest. The average of FTDNA and rest was taken grouping 1. European areas; 2. American and Siberian and; 3. Middle eastern, north african and jews. I did that division thinking in the division of christians, moros and jews before the discover of America as an effort to verify if the first settlers of my family could have "sangre impura"
Jaime Hernández
October 18 @ 11:18am
Well, with all these testing sites using different algorithms to determine ones ancestry, "algo" esta mal! Who are we to believe? I guess the best way to look at it, if ones written documented (civil and church) ancestral records meshes with the DNA evidence, that would be your best reference point. Maybe not exact, but in the ballpark..........
Linda Rodriguez Linda Rodriguez
September 17 @ 9:28pm
How many people have Blas de la Garza Falcon or Diego de Montemayor in their family tree? Just curious, we are all cousins :)
Jaime Hernández
September 18 @ 3:00pm
I am a direct line descendant of Diego Montemayor and Maria Inez Rodriguez, 18th gen maternal grandfather. Blas de la Garza Falcon is an indirect line Tio to me........
Leopoldo Tamez
October 14 @ 5:21pm
I show in my family tree that I am a descendant through Alberto del Canto and Estefania Montemayor, daughter of Diego de Montemayor. My 9th grandfather Manuel Tamez Morales married Isabel Rodriguez Montemayor.
Jacinto Garza Jacinto Garza
October 10 @ 12:34pm
Yay! Big Y is complete. I received my Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-BY15969
David Reta
October 12 @ 7:11pm
Looked at your Big Y results. It shows a marker found with other descendants of Marcos Alonso's son Francisco who have taken the Big Y as well. Which helps confirm that part of your family tree. The private variants will be useful to match up with others who share a more recent common ancestor.
Jacinto Garza
October 14 @ 1:12pm
Awesome, thank you!
Criselda Garcia Criselda Garcia
October 11 @ 4:21pm
Hello everyone, I was wondering if any of you all were on GedMatch and if you've done a one to one comparison with Clovis #F999919? What was your result? I'm trying to find out if its common among the hispanic/latino/indigenous people to be within the 3-5 generation range. Thank you.
David Reta
October 12 @ 7:22pm
If you do a one to many comparison with that kit you will see a list of other people who match that kit. Just goes to show that some DNA segments have been around a long time within the Native American population which are some of the ancestors of the Hispanic people. I manage a kit of a relative who shows up as a match to that Clovis kit. This relative's family has been in Mexico for at least centuries.
Criselda Garcia
October 13 @ 5:04pm
Oh didn't think to do that. Will give it a try. Thank you!
Criselda Garcia Criselda Garcia
October 11 @ 4:26pm
This is how far I've gotten on my tree, I am looking to see if I have any relations in this group or if anyone else is familiar with any of the names on here. Thank you. ;)
Linda Rodriguez Linda Rodriguez has a question!
September 6 @ 6:34pm
Hay alguien de la Villa de Santiago, Nuevo Leon (o pariente) que tenga % de DNA de British Islands o Ashnekani Jew? Dicen que en la villa se quedaron los judios sefardis, pero esos son de Espana... alguien sabe la historia? mi tatarabuelo era guero/pelirojo y alto .. Algunos dicen que se quedaron unos franceses. Que opinan?
Jaime Hernández
September 28 @ 12:02pm
Mario, I forgot to mention, my son Jaime Hernandez (11), here in FTDNA shows neither Sephardic nor Ashkenazi ancestry??
Sergio Delgado
October 2 @ 4:37pm
Hi, those from Nuevo Leon with a high percentage of British Islands (>30%) should take a close look at the Battle of Monterrey and, in general, the couple of years that the US Army was stationed in the region. As for the people from Santiago, they show a relatively high percentage of Sephardic ancestry, but that French battalion story is just a myth:
Mario Salinas Saenz
October 6 @ 12:29am
Hi Sergio, I doubt that the green/blue eyes and blonde hair of the people from Allende and Santiago were from sephardic heritage. I think that we are jew descendants but those who arrive to the Northeastern Mexico were already mixed with christians by the late XV century. Also, I don't believe that the US Army influence our DNA because in my case, with 30% british, have gotten the Y DNA test of most of my family's 5 generations back I haven't find anglosaxons matches.
Mario Salinas Saenz
October 6 @ 12:52am
My bet of the blonde hair and high British ethnic origin will be with Alberto del Canto whose family before being canarian were from England, del Canto was not sephardic jew according to the most recent researches. Also, with Cortes came blonde people as Pedro de Alvarado nicknamed by the mexicas as Tonatiuh because his sun color hair. About the link of the Cavazos genealogy, probably the origin of that surname is italian -as Cantú and Chapa- and not sephardic. I have done the process to get the spanish nationality but maybe it has created a myth of thinking that we were pure or with a high percentage of jew as I also doubt that Blas de la Garza Falcón was related to Hernando Alonso (the first jew assassinated in Mexico)
Ramon Martinez Borrome Ramon Martinez Borrome has a question!
October 1 @ 6:15pm
Ramon Martinez
Loreto  Nevarez Loreto Nevarez
September 26 @ 11:13pm
Beltran and Ojeda
Loreto  Nevarez Loreto Nevarez
September 16 @ 1:38am
De La Rocha Acosta family, Copalquin, Tamazula, Durango
cesar ramirez cesar ramirez
September 12 @ 3:11pm
this is super wild i still cant get my mind wrapped around it .