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Old 02-20-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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My results:
Eurogenes K13


Population
North_Atlantic 19.97
Baltic 7.56
West_Med 17.63
West_Asian 2.81
East_Med 9.84
Red_Sea 3.16
South_Asian -
East_Asian -
Siberian 1.84
Amerindian 26.94
Oceanian -
Northeast_African 1.18
Sub-Saharan 9.08

My MtDNA: C1 (Native American)
My Y-DNA: R1b1b2a1a2f* (Irish)

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Old 02-20-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Is 23 and Me a more comprehensive test?


I only got 3 categories on myheritagedna.


It looks like 23 and me picks up little pieces of dna here and there from different places.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Is 23 and Me a more comprehensive test?


I only got 3 categories on myheritagedna.


It looks like 23 and me picks up little pieces of dna here and there from different places.
23andMe's ethnicity report is often more accurate, but they also use "Broadly" categories to show when certain parts of your DNA can't be narrowed down further. If you're looking for more precision, or a narrower break down, 23andMe isn't going to provide it. Futhermore, regardless of what company you test with, small amounts of DNA placed in certain categories are always going to be possible "noise" - ie, like a false positive. Even if 23andMe gave you more trace amounts or little pieces here and there from different places (which it wouldn't necessarily do - everyone's results are different so you can't go by someone else's results), it doesn't necessarily mean that's more accurate.

I think you're looking for the DNA test to provide you with a precision of the ethnicity report that isn't possible, no matter what company you test with.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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23andMe's ethnicity report is often more accurate, but they also use "Broadly" categories to show when certain parts of your DNA can't be narrowed down further. If you're looking for more precision, or a narrower break down, 23andMe isn't going to provide it. Futhermore, regardless of what company you test with, small amounts of DNA placed in certain categories are always going to be possible "noise" - ie, like a false positive. Even if 23andMe gave you more trace amounts or little pieces here and there from different places (which it wouldn't necessarily do - everyone's results are different so you can't go by someone else's results), it doesn't necessarily mean that's more accurate.

I think you're looking for the DNA test to provide you with a precision of the ethnicity report that isn't possible, no matter what company you test with.
I just find it odd that I only got three categories, but most people seem to get six to ten categories at least. So not sure. Maybe I'm just not very diverse in my background.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I just find it odd that I only got three categories, but most people seem to get six to ten categories at least. So not sure. Maybe I'm just not very diverse in my background.
Yes, it really depends on the individual.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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i know both sets of grandparents came to the usa from germany, so i thought i was mostly german. ancestry tells me completely different:

great britain 36%
europe west 31%
scandinavia 23%
ireland 4%
europe east 2%
iberian penninsula <1%
finland/northwest russian <1%
asia south <1%
caucasus <1%


hubby was told he was native american. ancstry tells him:

europe west 52%
ireland 31%
scandinavia 7%
finland/northwest russia 4%
europe east 3%
great britain 2%
italy/greece 1%


we are waiting for our 23 & me results, will post those when they come in
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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i know both sets of grandparents came to the usa from germany, so i thought i was mostly german. ancestry tells me completely different:

great britain 36%
europe west 31%
scandinavia 23%
ireland 4%
europe east 2%
iberian penninsula <1%
finland/northwest russian <1%
asia south <1%
caucasus <1%


hubby was told he was native american. ancstry tells him:

europe west 52%
ireland 31%
scandinavia 7%
finland/northwest russia 4%
europe east 3%
great britain 2%
italy/greece 1%


we are waiting for our 23 & me results, will post those when they come in
I have found a lot of people with the same issues, they believe they have Native American ancestry and they do not.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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i know both sets of grandparents came to the usa from germany, so i thought i was mostly german. ancestry tells me completely different:

great britain 36%
europe west 31%
scandinavia 23%
ireland 4%
europe east 2%
iberian penninsula <1%
finland/northwest russian <1%
asia south <1%
caucasus <1%
Wouldn't "Europe West" include Germany? I'm not aware of any ancestry test that tells someone they specifically have "German" in them. A lot of Germans have Scandinavian ancestry. It looks like from those percentages, you are about 54% German. (31% Europe West plus 23% Scandinavian).
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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^^ o it does, but i was expecting the % to be higher. to find out i was more british than german was a shock
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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^^ o it does, but i was expecting the % to be higher. to find out i was more british than german was a shock
I think their must be some error with that ancestry report. English, Scotish, Germans, Dutch, and Scandanavians have a lot of genetic overlap. Saxon, Viking, and Norman raids left their marks all over that part of Europe.

My father's family all immigrated recently (1920s) from one of the west slavic countries. I have the typical slavic haplogroup, R1a1a, but my test showed my ancestry as only being 4% slavic or something. And it gave me like 41% "British and Irish". I don't even have Irish ancestry. and I get told all the time how Slavic I look.

Then I had a big chunk "German and French" (those two groups don't even LOOK similar! Why are they in the same grouping?), a big chunk "undescribed Northern european" and I think the last bit was "undescribed european".
I think these tests must compare your DNA to others and the program looks at their ancestry reported.

So if someone has German and English roots, but lists their ancestry as only British, and then your own DNA looks similar to theirs the program is going to tell you that you are a large chunk British even though you might be of only German ancestry.
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