Comments on: AncestryDNA Ethnicity Prediction: Learning to Speak Genetics http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics The official blog of Ancestry.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Williamhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-195296 William Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:33:46 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-195296 I can imagine that I have some Scandinavian DNA as a large number of my ancestors came from England and Ireland but my results show 28% Scandinavian with only 5% British and Irish. I have about 6% Pensylvania German ancestry along with about 2% Dutch. Nothing appeared in my DNA to account for either of these groups. The Pennsylvania Dutch come from three separate families.

I attempted to download my raw data to try some of the other software that is available but was unable to do so. The Ancestry.com representative said that this was a known issue and they were working on it. They have apparently been working on it for more than a month and a half. Perhaps they should hire one of the local high school kids to solve this. It is clearly beyond their capability.

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By: Robinhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-143197 Robin Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:25:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-143197 Whoops. The question mark is on your main Ethnicity Estimate page. Upper right corner,

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By: Robinhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-143193 Robin Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-143193 The Ethnicity V 2.0 Ancestry has just released has a “White Paper” on the development and procedure of ethnicity predictions. You can find it on your DNA homepage by clicking on the red question mark found on the get help section of your results. Although not written in standard scientific journal format, it explains how exactly this re-evaluation of ethnicity was done. Ignore the math, but if you have a good science background you should be able to get something out of it and understand why predicting ethnicity is so difficult and ever-changing, and will continue to be so.

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By: sallyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-141547 sally Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:28:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-141547 Like most people here I was surprised and doubtful when I first saw my results. All of my lines go back to germany, holland and france at least 200 years, but I only had 18% central european. But when I thought about it and did some research I could accept the eastern european, scandinavian and even the persian-turkish due to my dad’s mother, but I’m still at odds with 25% british isles. There is no one in my family that came from there, at least 200 years back. I think that dna probably was confused with my german DNA since the central european is so low. Its fun though and I’m excited to see the updates.

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By: Kelly Corraleshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-125817 Kelly Corrales Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-125817 I just received my results for the AncestryDNA test and was very shocked to see that I am 50% scandinavian, 21% southern european, 13% central european, 11% eastern european. I was very surprised to see that I had no British Isles with a confirmed British/Irish pedigree. I know that these percentages may change with new discoveries but I would advise everyone to do some research in the history of Europe. England and Ireland were invaded by the vikings and danes and that may absolutely explain my 50% scandinavian heritage. One of my genetic matches is solving a mystery in my family of an adoption, turns out my g grandfather may not have been adopted by taken in by his natural father. Am looking forward to new discoveries and grateful for this new technology.

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By: katyahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-121330 katya Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:43:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-121330 Well both my parents are from Latin American countries but my test put me at 45 %Native American 35% European mostly Eastern Europe with only 8% Southern European! !! 7% West African and 13% Unknown? !

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By: Bennyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-118357 Benny Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:46:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-118357 I fell victim to the discounted rate for the DNA test earlier this year by not fully researching the type of test it was. I personally do not care what my ethnic background is, I just want to trace the individuals in my family history, where ever that may lead. I should have taken the test for Males only to help confirm connections on my father’s line that some others claim connection to. I can’t see how ethnicity can help with this. The only connection I have confirmed with the autosomal test is one of my first cousins and our percentages aren’t even close. The only thing I can figure there is that the differences must have come from our mother’s.

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By: Jaffehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-104186 Jaffe Wed, 03 Jul 2013 01:24:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-104186 I am upset about my results because I have a 3rd grandmother who was from California and Mexico from 1850-1930. From my understanding of Mexican history, shouldn’t there be ethnic diversity in my test? No, no reference to anything Latino-Hispanic. My great-grandfather was a full blooded Mikmaq Canadian. Is there any mention of Native American? No. Ancestry.com probably didn’t even know that NorthEastern Native American fit haplo group q but are genetically distinct from all other Natives in the US and Canada. My Italian grandma, English-Scottish heritage, They got the Swedish 2nd great grandma but rumors are suggesting Ancestry.com can’t miss that one. Irish roots didn’t show and I know I’m not as French as my bro’s dad but my results said Central European, Scandinavian, unsure. What!? That’s all, huh? Considering my dad’s background has some French but they said I was really Central European, and I have to wonder, where’s the British, Irish, Italian, Native American, Latino, in these results. They tried to feed me some line about how I inherit DNA. Oh, so I’m of all things simply Central European and Scandinavian. OK, they are flubbed results, they are screwing us into buying crap and then who knows what with our genetic information. If a lawsuit opens up I’m jumping on that bandwagon, Ancestry.

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By: Francine Longhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-102445 Francine Long Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:15:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-102445 Could you provide a higher resolution version of the ethnicity map you show here that includes all the ethnicity classes that you test for? The map is very grainy and impossible to even read the labels. When I click on it to bring up a better view, I just get redirected to my genetic test results page. There I only get to see the two ethnicity areas that came up in my own test.

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By: Arlene Mileshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/01/11/ancestrydna-ethnicity-prediction-learning-to-speak-genetics/#comment-100534 Arlene Miles Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:19:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=9105#comment-100534 So when do we get to decipher the 700,000 snps of our DNA?
I already knew the ethnicity of my parents, grandparents and great grandparents. I wanted to know more about the ancestors from Germany and Ireland. Where did they come from and how long ago?
Would it be wiser for me to study Anthropology?

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