If you want to discover your genetic history and where you came from... you’ve found the right place!

888-806-2588

review of scientific and news articles on dna testing and popular genetics

Rabbinical Court Recognizes Majorcan Conversos as Jews

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ruling Applies to All Their Ancestors and Descendants

Majorcan Jews belong to the Sephardic (Spanish) division of world Jews. The name of the island is Majorca in Spanish, Mallorca in Catalan (in whose orbit historically it fell). In 2011, a Rabbinical court recognized the Majorcan Chuetas and all their genealogically related families as Jews. It is possible that the Franciscan Majorcan Junipero Serra who founded California's Spanish mission system was Jewish (Converso), as was probably the family of Christopher Columbus.

DNA Consultants is fortunate to have population data on Majorcan Jews. Here is a description, along with some links on Majorca's history and people. The Majorcan – Chueta (also spelled Mallorcan and Xueta, respectively) population data represent DNA samples from 102 unrelated Chuetan (Jewish) individuals on Majorca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majorca) -- one of the Balearic Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balearic_Islands) in the Mediterranean Sea, which mark the easternmost part of the Kingdom of Spain, the nation’s official title (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2878.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain). Samples were obtained by the Genetics Laboratory of the Biology Dept. at the University of the Balearic Islands.

For more details on the Chuetas, also called Majorcan Jews, see http://www.majorca.com/v/history/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chueta;
http://www.espana-spain.com/sephardic-route-palma-de-majorca.html http://www.myetymology.com/encyclopedia/Chueta.html; http://www.jewishideas.org/min-hamuvhar/welcoming-chueta-back-his-jewishness; http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=234668 http://www.northsouthguides.com/history_of_mallorca.html
http://www.northsouthguides.com/mallorca_history.html

Source publication:  Genetic Variability at Nine STR Loci in the Chueta (Majorcan Jews) and the Balearic Populations Investigated by a Single Multiplex Reaction, IJLM, 2000, p263-267.

Comments

Please tell us what you think

Name, website, and email are optional; if we publish your comment, your name will be shown, and may be linked to your website if provided, but the email you enter will not be published.





Captcha Image

 

 


Recent Posts


Tags

population isolates Asian DNA linguistics Cherokee DNA Abraham Lincoln Melanesians Promega haplogroup H Etruscans race Terry Gross Harold Goodwin Ireland GlobalFiler Normans Europe Louis XVI AP Black Irish oncology Middle Eastern DNA Egyptians Les Miserables Finnish people Ancient Giantns Who Ruled America prehistory DNA databases corn Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute haplogroup L Applied Epistemology Lab Corp National Geographic Daily News Charles Perou Kurgan Culture Navajo DNA Forums far from the tree clan symbols American history family history religion Kate Wong ancient DNA Bill Tiffee New York Review of Books Alabama India Columbia University Philippa Langley Penny Ferguson Romania megapopulations Jon Entine crypto-Jews human migrations England X chromosome John Wilwol Wendell Paulson rock art DNA testing companies ISOGG Patagonia andrew solomon anthropology Bode Technology Clovis clinical chemistry Sinti Italy Tucson Gila River Native American DNA Test Pueblo Grande Museum horizontal inheritance Phoenicians Genome Sciences Building Science magazine Indo-Europeans IntegenX mitochondrial DNA King Arthur Victor Hugo French Canadians consanguinity Daily News and Analysis polydactylism EURO DNA Fingerprint Test Havasupai Indians statistics Anne Marie Fine Current Anthropology MHC Anacostia Indians methylation Scotland familial Mediterranean fever Ashkenazi Jews Tutankamun rapid DNA testing Sorbs Michael Grant Turkic DNA Miguel Gonzalez Hohokam Melungeon Heritage Association Cleopatra Tintagel Paleolithic Age history of science Austro-Hungary Sizemore surname Y chromosome DNA Stacy Schiff French DNA Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Melungeon Union Waynesboro Pennsylvania First Peoples Kentucky Phyllis Starnes Dienekes Anthropology Blog Mary Settegast Kari Carpenter Grim Sleeper FDA Helladic art Epigraphic Society Chris Stringer Thuya Altai Turks university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Harold Sterling Gladwin Melba Ketchum HapMap Marija Gimbutas Zuni Indians giants Albert Einstein College of Medicine Sarmatians Arizona Russia George Starr-Bresette Gunnar Thompson Roberta Estes personal genomics Barnard College Horatio Cushman Janet Lewis Crain Scientific American Khazars Tifaneg Melungeon Movement Jone Entine Majorca Colin Pitchfork Gravettian culture European DNA haplogroup J Henry VII Roma People Jewish GenWeb Moundbuilders bloviators single nucleotide polymorphism Bentley surname research Jack Goins Bering Land Bridge Life Technologies Oxford Nanopore Smithsonian Institution Irish history American Journal of Human Genetics Sasquatch mutation rate Phoenix African DNA hominids Magdalenian culture Shlomo Sand Joseph Jacobs Anasazi haplogroup R Y chromosomal haplogroups surnames Beringia Stony Creek Baptist Church Great Goddess news James Shoemaker Native American DNA Sea Peoples Leicester Panther's Lodge Melungeons Bureau of Indian Affairs Freemont Indians Denisovans research alleles David Cornish Walter Plecker Cajuns Yates surname Israel Colin Renfrew Mary Kugler Solutreans Svante Paabo Alec Jeffreys Timothy Bestor Zizmer Pima Indians seafaring Micmac Indians Wendy Roth Hohokam Indians ethnicity Smithsonian Magazine Discover magazine Elizabeth C. Hirschman Stone Age haplogroup U Ananya Mandal Stephen Oppenheimer mental foramen haplogroup B Cohen Modal Haplotype human leukocyte antigens China Neanderthals Comanche Indians NPR Theodore Steinberg ethnic markers ethics Chuetas immunology Richard Buckley microsatellites Cornwall human leukocyte testing Monica Sanowar Tennessee Middle Ages Choctaw Indians Harry Ostrer haplogroup E PNAS Hertfordshire palatal tori Nova Scotia Cancer Genome Atlas Germany District of Columbia Algonquian Indians powwows Pomponia Graecina archeology Rush Limbaugh Akhenaten Bryan Sykes Hopi Indians Washington D.C. Rutgers University Telltown Basques DNA security Mark Thomas Sam Kean Nikola Tesla Arizona State University haplogroup N occipital bun health and medicine Greeks DNA magazine Discovery Channel Barack Obama prehistoric art Rare Genes BATWING Cismaru Israel, Shlomo Sand Chromosomal Labs Bode Technology genetics Phillipe Charlier Nephilim, Fritz Zimmerman genetic memory Cismar BBCNews Population genetics Valparaiso University Marie Cheng phenotype Constantine Rafinesque cancer M. J. Harper pheromones Iran Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America haplogroup Z Acadians Gypsies Elzina Grimwood Wales North African DNA Riane Eisler Monya Baker haplogroup X Wikipedia Plato Belgium Jim Bentley evolution breast cancer Peter Parham Jews DNA Fingerprint Test origins of art Maronites Khoisan Nadia Abu El-Haj art history Black Dutch epigenetics Richard III Erika Chek Hayden George van der Merwede Science Daily, Genome Biol. Evol., Eran Elhaik, Khazarian Hypothesis, Rhineland Hypothesis genomics labs INORA mummies Bryony Jones Ziesmer, Zizmor Keros myths Holocaust Database Carl Zimmer Arabia genetic determinism hoaxes North Carolina Richard Dewhurst bar mitzvah cannibalism Zionism climate change Sizemore Indians Austronesian, Filipinos, Australoid Charles Darwin Fritz Zimmerman Rafael Falk New York Academy of Sciences FOX News The Nation magazine Nature Genetics Michael Schwartz University of Leicester Salt River aliyah Celts Cooper surname Lebanon King Arthur, Tintagel, The Earliest Jews and Muslims of England and Wales FBI genealogy haplogroup T education Tom Martin Scroft Virginia DeMarce Caucasian autosomal DNA Abenaki Indians forensics Russell Belk Ari Plost medicine Teresa Panther-Yates Luca Pagani Anglo-Saxons Jewish genetics Slovakia National Health Laboratories Cave art Bigfoot Henriette Mertz Isabel Allende El Castillo cave paintings Ron Janke Chris Tyler-Smith Donald N. Yates DNA Fingerprint Test Oxford Journal of Evolution Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales (book) Arabic Richard Lewontin Neolithic Revolution B'nai Abraham N. Brent Kennedy Maya admixture Henry IV London population genetics Chauvet cave paintings Nature Communications Britain Eric Wayner Holocaust Bradshaw Foundation Pueblo Indians 23andme Gregory Mendel

Archive