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Old 05-31-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I thought some of you might find this interesting. I had done the Ancestry.com DNA test a while ago, and recently they started allowing users to download their raw DNA data for use on sites like GEDmatch.com. Here are mine below, and if anyone could clarify some of the info below, I'd appreciate it.

My results:

Expected ancestry through known genealogy:
50% German
25% English
25% Scottish

Ancestry.com DNA Results:
Central European: 49%
Eastern European: 25%
British Isles: 20%
Scandinavian: 6%

GEDmatch.com info:

EUtest Oracle-X:

1 SOUTH_BALTIC 17.35
2 EAST_EURO 10.88
3 NORTH-CENTRAL_EURO 24.31
4 ATLANTIC 26.35
5 WEST_MED 7.76
6 EAST_MED 5.43
7 WEST_ASIAN 7.92

Pct. Calc. Option 1

1 Scottish 64.18%
2 LIT 15.74%
3 West_&_Central_German 9.06%
4 GE 6.90%
5 GR 2.33%
6 Tuscan 1.75%
7 North_Italian 0.03%
8 RO 0.01%

Percent Calculation Option #2

0 Unable to determine 0.01%
1 West_&_Central_German 44.38%
2 Scottish 21.58%
3 Orcadian 11.63%
4 LIT 9.94%
5 Lezgin 7.87%
6 French_Basque 2.10%
7 HU 1.39%
8 GE 1.10%

I don't really get what is going on with "percent calculation option 1". The Scottish seems way too high in mine. Option 2 seems to jive much more with my known ancestry, though I'm not sure why the LIT (Lithuanian?) percentage is so high. As far as the "West Asian" percentage, that seems to come up as "Baloch" in the Harappa diagnostic. It sounds like that is simply ancient remnant DNA present in many Europeans. I assume the "Lezgin" would be the same.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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You will probably have better luck posting on or reading these sites:

Your Genetic Genealogist

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Anthrogenica

Genetic Genealogy & Haplogroups (Eupedia - probably get very deatailed answers here)

Also, did you read the FAQ section on GEDmatch?

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Old 05-31-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You will probably have better luck posting on or reading these sites:

Your Genetic Genealogist

Family Tree DNA Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Anthrogenica

Genetic Genealogy & Haplogroups (Eupedia - probably get very deatailed answers here)

Also, did you read the FAQ section on GEDmatch?

Thanks for the links. I actually did not see that FAQ link earlier. I am pretty new to the DNA side of genealogy (as you can tell) and it's all a bit overwhelming. I will check out some of those other links later.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:36 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Thanks for posting that.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:06 AM
 
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I thought some of you might find this interesting. I had done the Ancestry.com DNA test a while ago, and recently they started allowing users to download their raw DNA data for use on sites like GEDmatch.com. Here are mine below, and if anyone could clarify some of the info below, I'd appreciate it.

My results:

Expected ancestry through known genealogy:
50% German
25% English
25% Scottish
You can't calculate your expected ethnicity because you don't inherit an equal amount from each parent. ACOM explain it well here: Why are my AncestryDNA ethnicity results different than I expected?

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While you receive approximately 50% of your total DNA from each parent, due to genetic recombination you may (in theory) inherit anywhere from 0 - 50% of a specific ethnicity from either parent.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Sure I get that. That makes sense. Thanks.
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