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Old Sep 25th 2017, 4:23 pm   #1
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Whilst so many are furiously debating the question of immigrants,ethnicity,closing borders. OH and I decided we would do the DNA Test..
Ours was a bit pricey being in that out of the way place called Portugal (some seem to think its outer mongolia) and it has taken awhile (two months ) ..Today the results were returned from Houston....

Soooo what am I? weeelll

I am 41% English
35% Irish,Scottish ,Welsh
15% North Western European
8.0% Scandanavian

Heh I was already a European and didn't know it

Have any of you done it? Was it a surprise ? OH discovered he was 85% English and 15% Scandinavian.He had been convinced he had Iberian blood... Very disappointed .
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I keep meaning to try to find out more about this topic. (Certainly before I spend any money.) Definitions etc. What do they mean by English, Welsh, etc. Sounds like a bit of a minefield ...
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Old Sep 25th 2017, 7:12 pm   #3
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As an Englishman I was amused if not surprised to find out I was less then 1% English.
I am according to them 86% Irish, which does match expectations.
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There was a recent episode where they had DNA tests done on three individuals, the results were in one way what was to be expected, but in another way very much not. The three were triplets, and their DNA was, surprise, surprise a match, BUT the ethnicity test found totally different ethnicities for each of them.
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Good post! I've always wanted to do this kind of test, just for fun as the results are said to be not totally reliable. Would also like to do a genome map for healthcare purposes.

Out of curiosity, did your test report on how much Neanderthal DNA you carry?
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There was a recent episode where they had DNA tests done on three individuals, the results were in one way what was to be expected, but in another way very much not. The three were triplets, and their DNA was, surprise, surprise a match, BUT the ethnicity test found totally different ethnicities for each of them.
Yes that's the bit I am vague on .My elder brother took the Harvard based test some yrs ago and they came up with Indian and african markers.. I would've expected the african ,as we all supposed to have those ..but Indian? I am assuming my test wasn't such an in depth one, as it didn't come up on mine.
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Yes that's the bit I am vague on .My elder brother took the Harvard based test some yrs ago and they came up with Indian and african markers.. I would've expected the african ,as we all supposed to have those ..but Indian? I am assuming my test wasn't such an in depth one, as it didn't come up on mine.
There is a lot of interpretation in these tests. Your markers should be the same, but the conclusions that the companies draw can be very different. Certainly correct that we're all originally African though!
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Good post! I've always wanted to do this kind of test, just for fun as the results are said to be not totally reliable. Would also like to do a genome map for healthcare purposes.

Out of curiosity, did your test report on how much Neanderthal DNA you carry?

No but I assume its in there if we go far enough back. The one I found fascinating was the prog on the BBC (way back ),when they traced a family right back in time through testing all the villagers in the village they lived in against a body they had found in a bog .I mean centuries.Core families had never moved away from the area.(are we talking incest here ) Several were related to the man in the bog--but he was found to be not of British origin !!.
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As an Englishman I was amused if not surprised to find out I was less then 1% English.
I am according to them 86% Irish, which does match expectations.
Plus the Irish markers purportedly contain a very high percentage of Iberian markers .Relies maybe fell off the Armada
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Plus the Irish markers purportedly contain a very high percentage of Iberian markers .Relies maybe fell off the Armada
The Irish are thought to have moved up from Spain rather than more Central Western Europe via Great Britain, at least I seem to remember reading that a year or so ago.
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I am according to them 86% Irish, which does match expectations.
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Yes that's the bit I am vague on .My elder brother took the Harvard based test some yrs ago and they came up with Indian and african markers.. I would've expected the african ,as we all supposed to have those ..but Indian? I am assuming my test wasn't such an in depth one, as it didn't come up on mine.
Not sure what you mean by African or Indian markers, do you mean Y-DNA and MtDna that is specific to Africa and the subcontinent? DNA ancestry tests don't show any African "markers" from way back when humans originated in Africa.
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I did one of those not long ago as well. My results were:

Great Britain: 71%
Ireland: 22%
(Not surprising, and there is an overlap between the two regions as well - Scotland appears in both and both my mother and father's family lines are Scottish).

Then my low confidence regions are:
Europe West: 4%
Scandinavia: 1%
European Jewish: 1%
Caucasus: 1% (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey)

I also have a genetic community: Scots in central Scotland and Ulster, Ireland.
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Kimilseung I have only done my family tree but on the website you interact with loads of others from all over.One Irish person knew they had Spanish ancestry at one point but thought it was because after the Spanish fleet was foiled their ships took off & sailed into the Irish sea & some of them made land in Ireland & settled.Of course it is just a theory but who knows.
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I did one of those not long ago as well. My results were:

Great Britain: 71%
Ireland: 22%
(Not surprising, and there is an overlap between the two regions as well - Scotland appears in both and both my mother and father's family lines are Scottish).

Then my low confidence regions are:
Europe West: 4%
Scandinavia: 1%
European Jewish: 1%
Caucasus: 1% (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey)

I also have a genetic community: Scots in central Scotland and Ulster, Ireland.
Which company did you use?

Do they ask any self reported questions prior to providing the results i.e. where do you consider yourself from? Or is it a blind test.
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