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Old 02-19-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Well, it took about 2 months but my results were returned and I am pleased with the thoroughness of the response.

First the family legend of a Cherokee ggrandmother was put to rest. .1% of Asian or American Indian.
.5% subsaharan African. 90+++ % northern european.

The health genetic check was gratifying.

Appears that i have no info for cousins check.

and there are levels beneath the top level report that I haven't had a chance to get into yet.

So I think it was worthwhile. It took longer than I thought but they sent an email that said due to so many kits being sold they were running behind.

So I would say give it a try.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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DH and I have the kits, just have not sent them in yet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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My Cherokee great great great grandmother (blah blah blah) legend was put to rest with my results as well. I think that if all the white people in this country who claim native american ancestry were to take this test 90% would find that it is simply a myth.

My results were similar to yours. I came back 99.1% European with some tiny tiny percentage of African and native in me. Not enough admixture to break the 'noise' threshold.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I've had my results back for maybe 6 weeks now. I was, and continue to be pleased with what I've received and read. Seems very comprehensive. I've also been tested through FTDNA and the Geno2.0 programs and I feel more comfortable, think I have more complete information with the 23andme results/report. The "surprise" for me was the reference to presence of 0.10% Ashkenazi in my DNA. I'm being observed by cancer specialists due to the appearance in my body of what is described as a rare, for my background, infection which is found almost exclusively in persons of Mediterannean or Eastern European Jewish ancestry. We may now have found the link that was unknown before. Principally, I'm 99+% Northern European with strong family roots into Ireland and Sweden.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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I think those Vikings got around everywhere
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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seem like people here are generally pleased with 23andme's results? Every now and then I wonder what exactly is my ethnic composition. My father is a mixed race Brasilian, and my mother's side of the family is pretty damn diverse. There are a few certainties -- my paternal great grandmother was Scottish, born in Jamaica. She married a Guyanese guy. Intermarriages aren't uncommon in the West Indies. Another great grandparent was Mohawk, from upstate NY. Other than the Mohawk relative, I'm not really sure where the rest of my maternal mother's side of the family came from and that generation is dead. I do believe that I have Black, White, and Native American ancestry. My children are also half Mexican-American. I'm contemplating purchasing a kit as a "why not"? sort of thing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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I was very surprised by my 23and me results in that lots of Ashkenazi ancestry (and 900 cousins) was found.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:56 AM
 
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Does that test give your percentage ancestry?
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:00 AM
 
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Does that test give your percentage ancestry?
On a continental level, yes. If you are predominantly European it breaks that region down as well. It also distinguishes between East Asian and Native American.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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On a continental level, yes. If you are predominantly European it breaks that region down as well. It also distinguishes between East Asian and Native American.
Unfortunately, it's still not perfect at making this distinction. While it does have separation with the Native component that is from these populations only;


Population, Source is the Human Genome Diversity Project and Sample Size
Maya HGDP 25
Pima HGDP 25
Karitiana HGDP 24
Surui HGDP 21
Colombian HGDP 13

Many people with Native American ancestry have East Asian in their Ancestry Composition to varying degrees in 23andMe's Ancestry Composition. Some have very little, some have more. With further assessment from Doug McDonald's BGA analysis, these East Asian segment are more Amerindian based or just East Asian affinities. Though Native Americans are not *Asians* the two are genomically very close and 23andMe noted that Ancestry Composition can still have trouble distinguishing between the two. So people can have both East Asian and Native American segments.

Because there is no data included in the database from above Mexico (i.e. American and Canadian Indians), Native American is poorly sampled which can cause ancestry to maybe be underestimated, however, the data today is good enough if you have a 4th great grandparent (6 generations) will show even a trace.

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