Although we are genealogically related to billions of people, we only carry the DNA of 120 (one hundred and twenty) ancestors. To get to 3 billion people we only have to go to around 1200 CE. It’s easy to get to this number, multiplying exponentially: two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, sixteen great-great-grandparents, and so on…
These 120 people are totally random. Obviously, we have a higher probability of caring the DNA from our parents and closest relatives. But even siblings from the same parents have different percentages of DNA from each parent and it goes even further, each sibling might have a different combination of those 120 ancestors. Regarding distant cousins, even the ones genealogically related to a person, the chances of showing a match are more and more difficult as the distance increases due to the number of possible combinations building up exponentially dropping the odds of having any of the 120 common ancestors. Therefore, it’s absolutely possible, and even normal, to be genuinely related to someone genealogically and not be related through DNA due to the limitations and randomity of the 120 ancestors per individual. Keeping in mind that this number is cut in half since usually the individual is only related through one parent.
Watch this video to better understand the why.
However, when using historical sources as support tools for research, it’s easier to reach elementary corroborating conclusions.
This article uses DNA matches from HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII vis-a-vis the genealogy and historical records of the Royal Ghassanid Family. (www.ancestry.com)
DNA connection with the El Chemor and Gharios family of Beirut/Chiya, Lebanon
More details HERE https://royalblog.org/2019/07/17/the-gharios-family/
It’s known that after the deposition in the 18th century by the Ottomans, some of the descendants of the last ruler, HRH Sheikh Youssef El Chemor went to a small town known as Beit Habbak near Byblos (Jbeil)
“Four brothers moved from the Chemor family to Beit Habbak and from there they spread: The first went to Baskinta and was known by the name Habika, a pet name for the household name Habbak. The second settled in the Habbak house and the family Farjan was made because of him. The last two, Farahat and Gharios, went to the Suburbs of Beirut, Farahat Chemor resided in Al Hadas, and his family name became Farahat, and Gharios’ family name became Gharios after his own first name.” p. 2236, Encyclopedia of the Maronite Families, v.4, Notre Dame University https://royalblog.org/2018/08/08/encyclopedia-of-maronite-families-confirms-the-sheikhs-el-chemors-chronicles-and-makes-a-surprising-statement/
That’s also corroborated by the 1948’s book about the family https://royalblog.org/2016/11/28/royal-house-of-ghassan-provides-english-legal-translations-of-1948s-historical-scientific-research-about-the-family/ And the writings of the Blessed Maronite Patriarch Istifan al-Duwayhi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istifan_al-Duwayhi
Prince Gharios’ DNA match to Mr. Karim Zakhour, grandson of Victoria Gharios of Chiyah. She was the aunt of former Lebanese deputy Naji Camille Gharios from Chiyah (see encyclopedia quote above)
The results prove, without a single solitary doubt, the blood link between the Guerios Family of Brazil with the Gharios family of Chiyah. If that wasn’t enough, also proves the blood relation to the El Chemor family through its other branch, the Farhat Family.
Prince Gharios’ DNA matches with some of the Farhat family members, descendants of HRH Sheikh Farhat El Chemor (see encyclopedia quote above)
“And from Syria, some of them moved to Mount Lebanon and lived in Akoura, and they followed the Maronite sect. They became the Sheikhs there [Akoura] in 1211 CE and they received offerings from the Sheikhs of Al Shawk and Al Hashem [From the Hashemite family].” p. 2236, Encyclopedia of the Maronite Families, v.4, Notre Dame University https://royalblog.org/2018/08/08/encyclopedia-of-maronite-families-confirms-the-sheikhs-el-chemors-chronicles-and-makes-a-surprising-statement/
Prince Gharios’ DNA matches with several members of the El Hashem Family, descendants of the El Hachem Sheikhs, related by marriage to the El Chemor Sheikhs (see encyclopedia quote above)
According to UNESCO’s acclaimed scholar Yasmine Zahran, Ph.D., author of several books on Middle Eastern history:
“It is beyond the scope of this study to name and sift all the Ghassanid claimants, but two prominent clans who have some validity for their claims are selected, one in Syria and Lebanon, al-Malouf…” Ghassan Resurrected, Stacey International, By Yāsamīn Zahrān · 2006, p.150
“The Ma’loof family origin has been traced to the Bani Al Azad (the Children of the Lion) clan of the tribe of Ghassan. They originated in the Yemen region of ancient Arabia, then migrated to what is now modern Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and nearby areas.
They became rulers and chiefs of the lands they settled. Over time, the Romans, Greeks and others conquered the area. The Ghassans’ were held in high esteem. For their loyalty as guardians and overseers of the region, and their ability as conquerors, the royal Ghassani household and its lords were given the name Ma’yoof, which meant “exempt” (from paying taxes on wealth, property, tribute, or flocks). They ruled the areas from circa 37AD to 637AD and became among the first Christian kings in the region. It is interesting to note that in 244AD, Amyres Qays, son of a Ghassani chief, ascended to the Roman throne. He was known as Emperor Marqus Julius Feyrus Philippus, or Philip the Arab, for short.” https://maloofsinternational.org/who-we-are/
Prince Gharios El Chemor shows DNA relations with several members of the El Malouf Family. An irrefutable proof of Ghassanid blood.
More about the Maalouf Family Maalouf (alternative spellings: Maloof, Malouf, Malouff, Maluf, Malluf, etc. ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maalouf and here https://maloofsinternational.org/
Prince Gharios also has DNA matches with notorious Ghassanid families like Haddad, Mansour, El Khazen, Ghanen, Ghosn, Khoury, etc.
If we see the very limited number of family members in the whole world, only around 500 people combined (El Chemor/Chemor, Gharios, and Guerios) we find it to be a very small and exclusive family. Source: https://forebears.io/
By combining the DNA obvious evidence, the vast verified bibliographical and official documentation, with the contemporary recognitions and scholars, it’s easy to reach an irrefutable conclusion of unassailable and indisputable corroboration of all Royal Ghassanid Claims by HIRH Prince Gharios and the El Chemor Family.
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