Hi guys - I've recently discovered that I'm about 12% Middle Eastern/Sephardic Jewish. After using many GEDmatch analyzers, I see a general trend that shows higher percentages for Lebanese yet smaller distances for Jordanian/Palestinian (see list of example results below from DodecadWorld9). Is it more important to pay attention to higher percentage/frequency or smaller distance? I know these regions are all very interrelated but in the end I'm still curious.

I have much more to learn about GEDMatch & any input you send me should help me to better understand it!

Thanks,
Anne

6.6% Jordanian Dist 0.34
6.6% Palestinian Dist 0.36
7.2% Bedouin Dist 0.4
10% Lebanese Dist 0.53
9.7% Syrian Dist 0.55
9.8% Jordanian Dist 0.57
15% Sicilian Dist 0.57
10.5% Morocco Jews Dist 0.57
9.7% Palestinian Dist 0.59
10.2% Lebanese 0.6
19.9% Italian Dist 0.6
11.7% Lebanese Dist 0.6
14.8% Sicilian Dist 0.6
14.6% South Italian Dist 0.61
16.1% Morocco Jews Dist 0.62
6% Bedouin Dist 0.62
7% Saudi Dist 0.62
5.8% Saudi Dist 0.62
12.6% Sephardic Jews Dist 0.62
6.9% Lebanese Dist 0.63