Regarding the Malay and Melanesian components they are found in Asian 
Indians. Gedmatch Eurogenes 36 picks up those components for me as well as 
my family members as well as small amounts of Malayan, South China, 
Indo-China and South Asian. My wife shows 12.3 South Asian on Chr 15. We 
have Lajes do Pico ancestry. 

On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 9:04:39 AM UTC-7, David wrote:
>
> Having recently tested with FTDNA (only myself; I finally had to give up 
> on convincing my parents to test) and also uploaded my results to GEDmatch, 
> two unexpected gene sources pop up in several of my GEDmatch analyses, 
> neither of which seems likely to have come via my 0% Portuguese father but 
> both of which easily make historical sense as coming via my 100% (?) 
> Azorean mother: 
>
> 1.  South American Amerind.  Presumably, this line most likely originated 
> in Brazil and got passed along via caboclo/mestiço descendants who either 
> moved to the Azores or passed through (merchant? sailor?  other sort of 
> traveler?) and left some DNA behind.   
>
> Interestingly, a Brazilian man who lives near me in South Florida and 
> whose surname is the same as that of an ancestor of mine whose father was a 
> pai incógnito has been identified by FTDNA as a likely 2nd-4th cousin, and 
> in our correspondence so far has noted that there is reputedly indigenous 
> ancestry in that line, and that that is consistent with his own small 
> amount of indigenous ancestry that tests show.  I'm hoping to find out 
> whether anyone in that line of his ever traved outside of Brazil... At this 
> point, I have to think that it's entirely possible that our relationship is 
> the result not of an Azorean who brought genes to Brazil but of a Brazilian 
> who brought genes to the Azores.   
>
> And regardless of whether his line is actually the source of my (apparent) 
> South American Amerind genes, I got those genes from *somewhere*, so they 
> got to the Azores *somehow*. 
>
> 2.  Melanesian and Austronesian (i.e., "Malayo-Polynesian").  These 
> results appear separately, but the simplest explanation for how these genes 
> arrived to help create me suggests that they go together.   
>
> In other words, where the Melanesian and Austronesian worlds meet and 
> overlap, there are a number of islands where the inhabitants are of mixed 
> Melanesian and Austronesian ancestry -- and by the way, these also happen 
> to be the very places where there was an early Portuguese trade presence, 
> and then Portuguese imperial and military presence, and where a significant 
> mestiço population quickly arose from unions between local women and 
> Portuguese men:  the Moluccas islands (a.k.a. Maluku), the island of Flores 
> (not the Azorean one, the one now in eastern Indonesia), and the island of 
> Timor (now split between Indonesia and Timor-Leste).   
>
> Presumably, a member of the mestiço population of one of these islands 
> either moved to or traveled through the Azores, or else to Portugal or 
> another location in the Portuguese world, leaving descendants, one of whom 
> ultimately moved to the Azores, or passed through, and left some of their 
> DNA behind. 
>
> So, I know that this group has frequently discussed Portuguese and other 
> specific European descents in the Azores; Sub-Saharan African contributions 
> to the Azorean gene pool (and in Portugal before descendants moved to the 
> Azores), whether through enslaved people or otherwise; Jewish descents via 
> Sephardic and converso lines; and even Arab and Berber genetic 
> contributions to the Portuguese and so the Azorean gene pools. 
>
> I may not have been paying sufficient attention, but I can't recall having 
> seen yet any similar discussions here of lines in the Azores that likely 
> reflect rare gene flows from other parts of the world and other peoples of 
> the world, in particular from the various mestiço peoples that formed in 
> these other places that were parts of the Portuguese Empire.  My personal 
> examples are, as far as the data seem to say, apparently only from 
> (indigenous) Brazil and from Timor/Flores/Moluccas, but similar gene flows 
> might also plausibly have occurred from Macau/China, from Goa and other 
> parts of Portuguese India, and maybe from some other places that haven't 
> yet occurred to me. 
>
> Have others of you received GEDmatch or other analyses that indicate 
> possible descent from any of these peoples?  It would be interesting to 
> hear from others who have, and possibly to explore setting up a database to 
> track these lines together (including gathering together any records that 
> might document the origins of these lines, e.g., documentation of people 
> known or likely to be from these peoples who were present in or passed 
> through the Azores).   
>
> On the one hand, I suspect that these lines are rare, but still present to 
> some degree, and on the other hand I believe they could -- precisely 
> because of their rarity -- provide an interesting tool to tie together some 
> families, all of whom would stand out from the "haystack" if they not only 
> test as being related but also share a specific rare-origin line within the 
> larger Azorean gene pool.  Plus, it would be quite interesting (even if 
> unlikely) to be able to know the actual line of descent back to these 
> peoples and places. 
>
> In any event, whether in the group or via private message, I'd love to 
> connect with others of you who may have encountered lines of this nature, 
> and maybe explore ways we could collaborate on sharing information. 
>
> Of course, it may make sense in any such effort also to bring in known 
> Sub-Saharan African lines and individuals, even though they are surely 
> comparatively less rare than these other descents, because the lines are 
> still sufficiently few in the Azores that it could help connect families in 
> the same way, as well as in some instances succeed in identifying the 
> person who brought the line to the Azores.  Plus, in lines coming 
> especially from Brazil, Native lines and Sub-Saharan African lines might 
> often have merged... 
>
> Just thinking out loud here a bit. 
>
>
>
> David da Silva Cornell 
> Miami, FL 
>
> Researching the following surnames and places: 
>   
> Faial - Furtado, Terra, Furtado da Terra (unknown freguesia(s), but signs 
> currently point to Pedro Miguel) 
>   
> Flores - Freitas, Lourenço, Coelho (unknown freguesia(s)) 
>   
> Pico - Silveira Cardoso, Macedo, Machado, Pereira Madruga, Ferreira, 
> Cardoso, Cardoso Machado, Vieira, Bettencourt, Dutra, Castanho, Homem, 
> Goulart, Quaresma, Moniz, Barreto, Silveira, Pereira, Álvares (all Lajes 
> do 
> Pico) 
>   
> S. Jorge - Silva, Botelho, Azevedo, Cardoso (Urzelina); Silva, Azevedo, 
> Cardoso (Santo António in Norte Grande)

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