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This had both some things I predicted and some surprises.  I knew I had some strong Irish, English, and Italian ancestry.  My Grandma's side is half Croatian so that wasn't a surprise plus my Great Grandmother's German (though looking through the report it's likely she wasn't 100% ethnically German and just didn't know it...she never did know her father so that's not a shock.) 

Now, I suspected that I had some non-European ancestry in me I just didn't know from where.  Well, it looks like I have a little African (north and east).  Finnish and Iberian were a complete surprise.  Pretty neat.

There's another more detailed report that gives you a more detailed breakdown that adds trace amounts of the Middle East and West African to the mix.

Date: 2017-06-08 06:25 pm (UTC)
prowler_pilot: (Vala)
From: [personal profile] prowler_pilot
That's very interesting!! How accurate are these as they go back in time?
I'd be curious to try one of these but I strongly suspect I'm just plain vanilla Italian.

Date: 2017-06-18 12:05 pm (UTC)
prowler_pilot: (Vala)
From: [personal profile] prowler_pilot
I see. That's pretty interesting!!

Italy was invaded by a shitload of people in waves over the past two millennia so yeah, there may be some surprises in my DNA.

Date: 2017-06-10 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kronette
Would you recommend the 23 and Me vs the AncestryDNA test? There aren't any males left in our family (other than kids) so I'd just be for me and my aunt, though that would give a good indicator of our German and supposed English ancestry.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] khek
That is very cool! I like how they have the timeline...that seems much more helpful than the pie chart you get with Ancestry.com.

My mom is Canadian (back to the 1600s) and my dad was half Polish (his mom came to the US in 1914) and half US with English/Irish/Scot ancestry (back to the 1600s as well) I thought I would be 25% eastern european, 30% or so English/Irish, and 45% western european with a bit of trace elements of other things. (My grandfather was adamant that his grandmother was native american. Or canadian, I guess.) But mine came out 32% Irish, 30% Eastern European, 22% Great Britain, 7% Iberian Peninsula, 3% Italy/Greece, 2% Scandinavia, and trace elements of Western European, West Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

So I have NO IDEA how that happened! Especially since my mom came out 46% Western European, 17% Ireland, 12% Iberian peninsula, 11% Italy/Greece, 8% Great Britain and she wouldn't tell me her trace elements, except that they weren't native american. I guess I got all her smaller groupings, and almost none of the western european. I wish my dad had done his before he passed away. Knowing how far back some of those genetic ancestry donors came from would definitely be helpful.

Are you happy with how this came out? Would you recommend it over ancestry.com? And if you don't mind me asking, how much was it?
Edited Date: 2017-06-11 04:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-17 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] libwitch
That is a really cool (it is a different type of report then what I saw when my brother got his done).

I will admit I had a moment that I read the timeline backwards and I was a little confused with the East African and Finnish in the last generation on your behalf.

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