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Old 06-20-2017, 05:51 PM
 
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My hubs 2nd cousin is mostly Italian with a small amount of middle east. Everyone came to the US from Sicily
I have italian great grandparents and that italian DNA always shows up in my DNA tests.
As per MyHeritage, now I am 17% Sardinian
As per Ancestry, I am 17% Italian


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Old 10-27-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I'm born and raised in Sweden. My family has done extensive family research. We have gone back 400 years on both my mom and my dad's side.
My family is a mix of many blondes and a few brunettes. I'm a brunette with Hazel eyes. I don't look like a typical Swede. There are no Sami in our family or Vallons that could explain my completion. I wound love to know. I thin k I look italian, spanish .. South European something. Vikings made it down south so maybe.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Has your family been in the US a long time? My son's fathers parents relatives have been here a long time with my MIL having NJ Lenni Lenape mixed with Great Britain, Ireland, Europe West and Scandinavian. She's also related to Jesse James. My FIL's family has not been in the US as long, they were in the Bahamas for a few hundred years.

I'm Hungarian, my parents came to the US in the late 50's
The first ancestor to arrive didn't stay -- he was a Dutchman with Henry Hudson in 1609 sailing up the river to what became Albany, NY. His kids came over a few years later and one ancestor was in command of Fort Orange (Albany) in the 1650s. More came over in a few years -- English in Massachusetts around 1640 and Huguenot Walloon in the 1650s. Almost none of my ancestors came over in the 1700s but a bunch arrived after 1800.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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the dna goes back thousand of years, really dont think its going pick up 50 years ago, more less 300 years ago
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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the dna goes back thousand of years, really dont think its going pick up 50 years ago, more less 300 years ago
The origin of the DNA is based on asking people in the comparison population where their more recent ancestors were born, so, yes, it can tell where folks were a few hundred years ago.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I have zero Native American. If I lived in the UK I would have 66% native DNA.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Since when does DNA identify "the country you were born in?" - At best, it can provide you with a genetic indicator of the heritage of your ancestors. The presumption that all Asian, African and European people live in specific (modern day) countries in Asia, Africa and Europe is flawed.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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0 percent as i am 100 percent European per my dna test and i live in the USA
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Since when does DNA identify "the country you were born in?" - At best, it can provide you with a genetic indicator of the heritage of your ancestors. The presumption that all Asian, African and European people live in specific (modern day) countries in Asia, Africa and Europe is flawed.
It doesn't, but it says a whole lot about human migration and settlement patterns which is a far more interesting topic than the one you seem to think this is about.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I have between 5% and 12% Native American DNA depending on which database I am looking at.
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