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Old 08-20-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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I would like to do a DNA test. However I want mine to be the most specific DNA test. Which one should I get?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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What is the most nation specific DNA test?
Which one should I get?
DNA doesn't identify nationality.
The DNA test services and databases CORRELATE certain characteristics
and then recast the information based on the data available to them to be compared to.
But that's a moving target.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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23andme.com I got specific nations,ancestry.com told me just 'Europe West' which I found disappointing.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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LivingDNA has the greatest break down that I've seen (80 regions in total, additional 20 in Europe, and another 21 in Great Britain/Ireland), but I can't speak for the reliability, because the nature of the science means that the more specific you try to get, the more speculative it is.

It's also more expensive than most of the usual autosomal DNA tests.

Your Genetic Genealogist: The New Living DNA Test: A Review of My Results
https://dna-explained.com/2017/05/04...roduct-review/
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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23andme.com I got specific nations,ancestry.com told me just 'Europe West' which I found disappointing.
23andMe does not narrow it down to a specific nations, at least not in entirety. They just call their regions by more familiar country names like "British & Irish" or "French & German" - they will typically cover more than just those nations though, it will include some surrounding areas too. 23andMe's "French & German" category is the same as Ancestry's "Europe West" so it's no more specific. 23andMe have 31 categories, AncestryDNA have 26 - so 23andMe only have 5 more regions that Ancestry doesn't, hardly a significant difference.
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