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Old 01-18-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I thought some might find this interesting. I also know some like other tests better, but I had gotten my results through ancestry.com a while ago, so I thought it would be fun for my wife to get them so we could compare. Her results:

Eastern European: 40%
British Isles: 27%
Scandinavian: 12%
Central European: 12%
Finnish/Volga-Ural: 6%
Unknown: 3%

OK, this is surprising. I had expected her to have mainly Scandinaivian and Central European (German) ancestry. All of her close ancestors on her father's side were from Germany, and her grandfather was born there. On her mother's side, her great grandfathers came from Sweden and Austria. I can' figure out why the Eastern European and British Isles (no idea where that comes from) percentages would be so high.

So I'm not sure what to make of this at this point. No one in her family knows of any Eastern European ancestry, so I'm not sure why that would be so high either. Thoughts?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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It probably says more about the migration patterns of early European peoples than which modern areas the results indicate.

And is the test as accurate (or inaccurate) as the DNA test/s to find out your mixed breed dog's ancestry?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It probably says more about the migration patterns of early European peoples than which modern areas the results indicate.

And is the test as accurate (or inaccurate) as the DNA test/s to find out your mixed breed dog's ancestry?
I agree with the first part of your post. Not sure what you mean by the second.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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AncestryDNA's "ethnicity" predictions are considered less than accurate by the genetic genealogy community. Their cousin matching software is excellent, but the Genetic Ethnicity tool leaves something to be desired. I wrote a post on my blog comparing the four companies (inc. AncestryDNA) offering this type of feature here: Your Genetic Genealogist: Comparing Admixture Test Results Across Companies (otherwise known as "ethnic" breakdowns): FTDNA, AncestryDNA, 23andMe and Geno 2.0 - My Review

I receive emails (that read like your message here) from confused people questioning AncestryDNA's GE results every day. Some have even reached the conclusion that they must be adopted!

In time it will undoubtedly improve, but for now I recommend taking it with a big a BIG grain of salt.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:05 PM
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AncestryDNA's "ethnicity" predictions are considered less than accurate by the genetic genealogy community. Their cousin matching software is excellent, but the Genetic Ethnicity tool leaves something to be desired. I wrote a post on my blog comparing the four companies (inc. AncestryDNA) offering this type of feature here: Your Genetic Genealogist: Comparing Admixture Test Results Across Companies (otherwise known as "ethnic" breakdowns): FTDNA, AncestryDNA, 23andMe and Geno 2.0 - My Review

I receive emails (that read like your message here) from confused people questioning AncestryDNA's GE results every day. Some have even reached the conclusion that they must be adopted!

In time it will undoubtedly improve, but for now I recommend taking it with a big a BIG grain of salt.
Hello CeCe! Good to see you on here. Speaking of Ancestry.com do you know if they are going to come-out with a 2013 Family Tree Maker? I am itching to purchase the new sync-feature started in 2012 but wanted to know if they might come out with a new version - possibly with some genetic features?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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CeCe, thanks for the comments. I have heard of 23andme from other posts here. Maybe I'll try that test in a while. I appreciated your review.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 AM
 
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I thought some might find this interesting. I also know some like other tests better, but I had gotten my results through ancestry.com a while ago, so I thought it would be fun for my wife to get them so we could compare. Her results:

Eastern European: 40%
British Isles: 27%
Scandinavian: 12%
Central European: 12%
Finnish/Volga-Ural: 6%
Unknown: 3%

OK, this is surprising. I had expected her to have mainly Scandinaivian and Central European (German) ancestry. All of her close ancestors on her father's side were from Germany, and her grandfather was born there. On her mother's side, her great grandfathers came from Sweden and Austria. I can' figure out why the Eastern European and British Isles (no idea where that comes from) percentages would be so high.

So I'm not sure what to make of this at this point. No one in her family knows of any Eastern European ancestry, so I'm not sure why that would be so high either. Thoughts?
The whole austrio-hungarian empire was all mixed up. My great grandparents were czechs but they lived in croatia and spoke croation. Things like that were common place then because borders were less hard and fast as they are now.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:01 AM
 
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Hello CeCe! Good to see you on here. Speaking of Ancestry.com do you know if they are going to come-out with a 2013 Family Tree Maker? I am itching to purchase the new sync-feature started in 2012 but wanted to know if they might come out with a new version - possibly with some genetic features?
Thanks, Shiloh1! I'm sorry, but I don't know. That is a very good idea though!
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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How much do tests like these cost and where can you get them from?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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How much do tests like these cost and where can you get them from?
23andMe.com for $99 is the best value.
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