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Old 10-17-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I know a few other forum members got the Ancestry.com DNA test. Today they've launched their "updated" site. I haven't really been able to get on it so far, but just wondering if anyone else has been able to check it out yet? Supposedly the results of the ethnicity breakdowns are going to be more detailed and accurate.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yes, mine came through today Here's my old and new breakdown, so you can see the difference:

Old:

44% East Asian
27% Southern European
7% Eastern European
6% Pacific Islander
16% Uncertain

New and improved:

6% African
- 2% Southeastern Bantu
- 1% Ivory Coast/Ghana
- 1% North Africa
- 1% Mali
- 1% Senegal

4% Native American

23% Asia
- 21% East Asian
- 1% West Asian
- 1% other Asian

38% European
- 34% Iberian Peninsula
- 1% Western Europe
- 1% Scandinavian
- 1% Italy/Greece
- 1% Eastern Europe

29% Polynesian

I'm so glad they broke out the Polynesian from the old East Asian. It makes so much more sense now.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The 1% West Asian is Caucasus. (wouldn't let me edit my post)
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:02 AM
 
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It's terrific. I'm really glad I sent mine in about a year ago. I also compare these results to those at FTDNA.com.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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very cool results
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I like. I especially like that it seperates scandanivian. I want to use ancestry to find any related subscribers (there willl be a bunch I know of) but really want to find out how much of me comes from the North since many family names are of anglo scandanivan origion.

Ok, know what I want for Christmas.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Dumb question maybe but is this the same as 23andme? I've been reading about both and I'm reading to order something through Ancestry but want to know if this is the same.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Dumb question maybe but is this the same as 23andme? I've been reading about both and I'm reading to order something through Ancestry but want to know if this is the same.
AncestryDNA is a separate company from 23andMe. They both do DNA testing. AncestryDNA is offered by the people at Ancestry.com, the genealogy site.

AncestryDNA

23andMe
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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AncestryDNA is a separate company from 23andMe. They both do DNA testing. AncestryDNA is offered by the people at Ancestry.com, the genealogy site.

AncestryDNA

23andMe
Thank you. Now I just have some decision making to do.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Dumb question maybe but is this the same as 23andme? I've been reading about both and I'm reading to order something through Ancestry but want to know if this is the same.
It's the same type of DNA test (autosomal) but different companies and therefore the presentation of their results may be different. Also 23andme provides medical information about what sort of diseases you might be predisposed to.
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