Dna Results

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    My DNA results are in.

    • Scandinavia -- 41%
    • Finland/Northwest Russia -- 27%
    • Europe West -- 17%
    • Great Britain -- 14%
    • Asia -- <1%
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    Wow! Amazing what you can find out. How is it you decided to have your dna tested and how do they do that? Send a swab off?
     
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    I was just curious. Growing up, I was always told that I was Swedish, and that all of my ancestors came from there. But the Swedes moved around, and go around, so none of this is surprising. Finland is practically Scandinavian, so I am practically Swedish. It doesn't work the way I thought it did, though. My older brother had his done done and his came back as 57% Scandinavian, and small percentages of the others. But we inherit 50% of our DNA from both parents, so siblings don't necessarily inherit the same 50%. There are others that do it as well, I think, but I used Ancestry.com. It costs roughly $100. They send a test kit, which you fill with saliva, and send back to them.

    A few weeks later, you have your results. I have little doubt that the NSA has a copy of the DNA results as well, but they don't tell you that.

    I wasn't surprised by mine, but my wife was very surprised by hers. She was always told that she was Mexican-American but her largest percentage was Scandinavian, with Italy-Greece next, and her Native American percentage was low.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    What exactly is meant by "Scandinavian"? Swedish/Norwegian area combined? Always wondered about this.
    Frank
     
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    If you click on the photo, you'll see the map. Yes, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. I had always considered Finland to be Scandinavian too but not Ancestry.com.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    I had no idea Denmark, being a part of the Northern European area, was considered Scandinavian! Appreciate that info! My first wife, born in Germany, right near the Danish border (in Schleswig-Holstein), never spoke of Scandinavia. Note the "Holstein": Everyone has heard of Holstein dairy cows. As a kid, she was the brunt of jokes about it.
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    The Swedes that I grew up with considered Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland to be Scandinavia. They may have included Iceland too, but I'm not sure about that because people don't talk about Iceland much. Scandinavia is considered part of Northern Europe though, not separate from it. By people, I mean - not Ancestry.com. I think Ancestry.com divides the world into people groups rather than politico-geographical areas.
     
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    My sister had that DNA test done. It's where your ancestors originated from basically.

    She was 41% Scandinavian then Eastern Europe and 2 % Asian and I can't remember what else. So, I'm thinking I'm somewhat similar.
     
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    Personally I don't care if it's after the Roman Empire.
     
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    @Ken Anderson.... have always wanted to to DNA test..just never can- and still cant find the money to do that.
    Supposedly a tad of Irish, and American Indian. That is on my father s side, have no idea about my mothers side.
    Have always assumed , just another Heinz 57 :)
     
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    I got my DNA tested a couple years ago(https://www.familytreedna.com/), am


    97% Western European(German-French-Swiss+ GB), and 4% Middle Eastern, which was a surprise.

    I'm not good with math without using a calculator, but 97%+4%= 101%. o_O
     
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  12. Shirley Martin

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    I don't care about having my DNA done. I can't see that it would make any difference in who I am. I am 100% American and that's good enough for me.
     
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    How do you know you can really believe what they say your results are? :confused:
     
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    I don't think @Paulie Sirico can believe his unless he has an extra slice of DNA. :D
     
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    Well, I can't say for sure, but the Western European part is consistent with my genealogy research.

    mmm, O.K.......
     
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    65 % Western European
    35% Irish,Wales, Scot
    4% of other countries
     
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    I have sent in the kit from Ancestry.com, and not recieved anything back yet, but I also did the one from 23 and me, I just got the results back from that one this morning. Mine show that I have just under 4% Neanderthal, and some ancient ancestry comes from Africa, but most of what I have is German and English.
    One of the interesting things that 23 and me does is show health markers, and they asked me bunches of health questions when I did that test.
    I still have to really look through everything and understand the results better, but I am finding it really interesting thus far.
    I wish that the different companies shared DNA results, so that if one person uses Ancestry, and another person uses 23 and me (or some other variant) then , the results would coordinate the data from both research bases.
    As it is, you would almost have to have your DNA sent to several of the main ones to find any unknown relatives.
    Mine is showing some people as 2-3-4 cousins, and it looks like I can choose to share information with those people if I want to do that.
    Robin has started a family tree from the Ancestry results, so this should add more people into the family line.

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  19. Gloria Mitchell

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    Now it shows 70 percent
    and 30 percent Irish and etc. The more people who send in dna the more of a match.
     
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    I've lost confidence in Ancestry.com's test results. I haven't bothered to look at mine but my wife's and my brother's test results have both changed drastically since they first came out with them, and that's on the same DNA sample.
     
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    Well dang...I do know Ancestry and the other two have undergone testing...and supposedly all three are legit with a minimum perectage rate of error.But I will keep my eyes on them.
     
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    What do you mean the test result changed, @Ken Anderson ? I can see how the recent information could change as more people are having their DNA checked. Someone that I am distantly related to will now see me as a possible relative because I have had my dna sample sent in, where before I would not have shown up as a match.
    I can’t see how the more ancient results would change though. If I am 4% Neanderthal, and 39% German, there is nothing that should change that background results.

    Has anyone else used 23 and me for testing ?
    I was really impressed with how much health information that they can provide. When I filled out the application and sent in the sample, they asked me bunches and bunches of family history and health information, and in my report, there is a section for information about both of those.
     
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    According to the notice that they sent everyone, they developed a new (more accurate, they say) method of calculating the DNA results. Both my brother's and my wife's results came out quite a bit different than the earlier results. Mostly the same nationalities but drastically different percentages, and some nationalities dropped off altogether.
     
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    I think my guess is as good as theirs. Y'all send me the money along with a sample of your spit and I'll tell you who your ancestors were.
     
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    Just found that Russian bot 27%
     
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