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Old 08-21-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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I am Puerto Rican

Ancestry Composition(Speculative)
European: 76.2%
Native American: 11.1%
Sub Saharan African: 9.3%
Middle Eastern/North African: 1.6%
South Asian: <0.1%
Unassigned: 1.7%

Southern European
21.9% Iberian
12.6% Italian
28.3% Non Specific Southern European

Northern European
1.2% British and Irish
0.5% French and German
6.9% Nonspecific Northern European
0.4% Ashkenazi
4.4% Nonspecfic European

11.1% Native American

9.3% Sub Saharan African
1.6% North African

y-Dna: E1b1b1b2a
Mtdna: L3b1a
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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Mirin ancestry results
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Haha I never understood the Italian part since I do not have any Italian ancestry
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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Your paternal haplogroup is most commonly found in North Africa. Very interesting. Also your maternal haplogroup is African. Having an Africsn or native maternal haplogroup is common in Latin America
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Yea I think it is the Berber genetic marker because my ancestry is mostly from the Canary Islands and they are related to the Guanches which is a proto Berber population
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Reston
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Haha I never understood the Italian part since I do not have any Italian ancestry
That's funny my great-grandfather was from Italy (near Milan) and my 23andme results didn't show any Italian ancestry.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I feel I threw my money away doing this 23 and me. The results were 21% British and Irish and not broken down any further. What does that mean? British means Scottish, English and Welsh! And then it says Turkish. Really? Don't think so.

They wanted me to get my dad to sign up so he could be tested as well (meaning they want someone else's money). Do they want me to dig him up out of the ground?!

It also said I had a big chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis which I know for a fact is not true. I used to work in a lab and I had an RA factor test done just out of curiousity. Negative. Meaning I'd never get it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I feel I threw my money away doing this 23 and me. The results were 21% British and Irish and not broken down any further. What does that mean? British means Scottish, English and Welsh! And then it says Turkish. Really? Don't think so.

They wanted me to get my dad to sign up so he could be tested as well (meaning they want someone else's money). Do they want me to dig him up out of the ground?!

It also said I had a big chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis which I know for a fact is not true. I used to work in a lab and I had an RA factor test done just out of curiosity. Negative. Meaning I'd never get it.
You might want to read the entire 23AndMe site. It will help you better understand how to interpret your results. The ancestry percentages correspond to where your ancestors lived about 500 years ago, before transoceanic travel became more common. As more subpopulations are tested, it will be easier to match people with those populations. Right now, there is just not enough information to do that reliably.

Th reason they suggest testing multiple family members is that it can help determine which side of the family a specific piece of DNA came from. That is very helpful for people trying to find genealogy matches. Sure, it makes more money for the company, but you are not forced to do it if you don't need or want to do so. Obviously, they are not suggesting you exhume your dad.

Having a negative RA factor on one test does not mean you can never develop RA. The 23AndMe results just tell you that you have a certain gene or genes associated with an increased risk of RA. It does not guarantee that you will get it.

It is not unusual to find unexpected sources of your DNA. You cannot really be sure you did not have an ancestor from Turkey, can you? You have to take what 23AndMe tells you and compare it to your known ancestors. Just keep in mind also the possibility of adoptions and other "non-paternal events."

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:59 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I've learned a lot from my 23andMe experience.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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I hope to do get this done one day. Interesting to say the least, thank you for sharing.
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