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Old 01-12-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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Weird, we thought it would bring more insight but it just brought more confusion. At least we were right about the Irish/Welsh/Scots heritage being strong.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Yes, and I believe is the right term.
As per Ancestry they are Africans, period. And that is a mistake, they are Middle Eastern
I don't believe there's really a right or wrong here. North Africans aren't Sub-Saharan but that doesn't mean they aren't African. Eastern North Africa (like Egypt) may have more in common genetically with the Middle East but I'm not convince Western North Africa does. Ultimately, it's a part of Africa and therefore it's geographically correct to call them Africans. There is no law saying anyone not Sub-Saharan isn't actually African, and there is no law that says the DNA populations must be grouped by similar ethnicity rather than geographically. There's always going to be regions where their categorization could go one way or another. Let's not get hung up on semantics.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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MyHeritage is trash !
I got their results too, as per My Heritage I am 49% Native American, and only one of my great grandmother is Native American.
That is very possible as genes line up on a random basis. Don't be so quick to discount the results especially if you are female.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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That is very possible as genes line up on a random basis. Don't be so quick to discount the results especially if you are female.
It's highly unlikely someone would inherit 49% from a great grandparent. On paper, it's only 12.5%, and while that can vary, it's not going to vary as much as this. I'm not going to say it's impossible, but I also wouldn't say it's "very possible".

What do you think being female has to do with it?

MyHeritage had the most inaccurate ethnicity reports for all 4 of my kits, in comparison to the 3 other major genealogy DNA companies, and based on what I hear on social media, the vast majority of users agree with that.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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It's highly unlikely someone would inherit 49% from a great grandparent. On paper, it's only 12.5%, and while that can vary, it's not going to vary as much as this. I'm not going to say it's impossible, but I also wouldn't say it's "very possible".

What do you think being female has to do with it?

MyHeritage had the most inaccurate ethnicity reports for all 4 of my kits, in comparison to the 3 other major genealogy DNA companies, and based on what I hear on social media, the vast majority of users agree with that.
I'll second that.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's highly unlikely someone would inherit 49% from a great grandparent.
Not directly... but lineages are odd things.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Not directly... but lineages are odd things.
I'm not sure what your point is? The ancestry timeline on 23andMe is only an estimate based on the idea you had one ancestor from those regions, which often times isn't the case. I wouldn't put much thought into those timelines, or use them to prove anything, and I'm not sure what it has to do with the point I was making.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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I'll second that.
Me too
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