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Old 10-27-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Ancestry’s Mythical Admixture Percentages | DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

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I have not planned getting autosomal DNA for myself, but I am considering it for DH.

It looks like Ancestry.com's product is not the best choice.

Anyone who has had the experience described in the blogs above?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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The percentages Ancestry sent me seem a little skewed. They show 44% East Asian, 27% Southern European, 6% Pacific Islander, 7% Eastern European, and a whopping 16% Uncertain.

According to my research though, I can't be more than 31.25% East Asian, and I should be 18.75% Pacific Islander. On my father's side, I'm mainly Southern European, so the 27% might be close. I have no knowledge of the Eastern European, but that's possible, and I do know there's supposed to be some Scandinavian way back from around 790-800AD, but that doesn't show in the Ancestry percentages. I also took the National Geographic's Geno 2.0 test to see what they come up with, and I should have the results before the end of the year. Maybe they can fill in some of the "Uncertain" category.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I think I've decided not to go with ACOM. At first, I thought the price is great, the data will be integrated into my existing tree, where's the downside? But then I waited and waited and waited and never got an invite. Now they've opened it to all subscribers and raised the price. But more importantly, in the time I was waiting, I have heard that they do not provide all the technical data other companies do and now this (maybe this is why they don't provide all the tech data?)

All I can say is... you get what you pay for. I'm now glad I didn't get an invite and waste $99 on an inferior product. I'd much rather pay more for a more reliable, informative product, even if it won't be integrated into my ACOM tree.

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I also took the National Geographic's Geno 2.0 test to see what they come up with, and I should have the results before the end of the year. Maybe they can fill in some of the "Uncertain" category.
Is that an autosomal test?
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Is that an autosomal test?
Here's all the information about the test. I took part in their first part of the Genographic Project several years ago, in which they were only able to test my mtDNA. Their new test, Geno 2.0, tests both sides.

Here's the FAQ, which should answer your questions.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Here's all the information about the test. I took part in their first part of the Genographic Project several years ago, in which they were only able to test my mtDNA. Their new test, Geno 2.0, tests both sides.

Here's the FAQ, which should answer your questions.
Thanks, they both link to the same page but I found the FAQ anyway. Sounds like for women, it's an mtDNA plus autosomal test and for men, all three mtDNA, yDNA, and autosomal. That's a great deal for $200 but I can't help but feel the men get more out of it than women! Maybe I'll make my brother take it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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I started a thread on the Geno 2.0 ealier, there is a great blog about it in post #13 - the last link.

Geno 2.0 DNA Test
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks, they both link to the same page but I found the FAQ anyway. Sounds like for women, it's an mtDNA plus autosomal test and for men, all three mtDNA, yDNA, and autosomal. That's a great deal for $200 but I can't help but feel the men get more out of it than women! Maybe I'll make my brother take it.
I wish I could get one of my brothers to take the test too, but we didn't grow up together, so it's almost like asking a stranger, and our father has already passed away.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Do you have any cousins or uncles from that line you might know better?
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Do you have any cousins or uncles from that line you might know better?
Unfortunately, no.
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