Comments on: Understanding Patterns of Inheritance: Where Did My DNA Come From? (And Why It Matters.) http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:16:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: leslie o. lugo-collhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-233664 leslie o. lugo-coll Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:51:34 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-233664 I was satisfied with my DNA.BUT, my grandmother on my mothers side always thought she was French,corsican,her mothers maiden name was Aurelia feliu.in my DNA. NO FRENCH,all Italian,can this be???? leslie

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By: Marilyn Hookhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-233092 Marilyn Hook Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:19:34 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-233092 I had the DNA testing done and the only matches that showed up for me were on my dad’s side. I had DNA done for my grandson and matches for my mother’s side showed up for him. I found this really odd as it would seem that her DNA would be more likely in my matches.

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By: Wanda Lou Wesley-Gaineshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-229789 Wanda Lou Wesley-Gaines Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:34:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-229789 I am A Mother of 8 children with my adopted son Jesse. I love all my Children and I pray that each of them will have live long and all be very HAPPY. They are Willie R Beechun, Yolanda D Gaines-Clark, Dorshall D Gaines-King, Tyrone Gaines, Victor S Gaines, Herbert Darren Gaines, Jamal L Gaines & Jesse A M Gaines.

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By: Bobhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-228344 Bob Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:51:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-228344 Comment 43 above was a question on the difference between Autosomal DNA , YDNA and MtDNA testing and results. From a layman’s point of view here is a brief answer.

The cell consists of many parts. Among these the nucleus, and the mitochondria each have their own DNA. MtDNA tests the mitochondrial DNA that is inherited from the mother, copied and passed in the mother’s egg. It is used to trace maternal lines. A mother’s sons and daughters have the mothers MtDNA. The son’s children all have the son’s wife’s MtDNA, not the grandmothers MtDNA. Granddaughters have their maternal grandmother’s MtDNA.

Autosomal and YDNA test the DNA in the nucleus. YDNA is a test of the DNA on the Y chromosome. It is used to trace paternal lines. Sons inherit a Y chromosome from their father and an X chromosome from their mother. Daughters get 2 X chromosomes one from their mother, one from their father.

Autosomal DNA testing tests the DNA in the other chromosomes in the nucleus. Autosomal DNA are inherited from both parents and change between generations, as a result of transcription errors (mutations). Autosomal DNA can be used to trace the movements of populations over time, among other things.

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By: Anna Meadowshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-228226 Anna Meadows Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:45:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-228226 This is awesome is the DNA actually true

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By: Johnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-225903 John Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:34:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-225903 I think the most important point from this is that DNA testing in the current state is not very useful for geneology. My testing showed the bulk of my genes similar to the British, but with high uncertainty. My familiy tree is dominated by Germans. As I also have Welsh, Irish, and English ancestors. this is entirely possible in my personal genome, but if I didn’t already have a pretty good family tree developed through many branches from both parents, this info might have sent me in the wrong direction. I found the test results interesting, but not very useful.

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By: Miahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-225744 Mia Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:41:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-225744 I was excited when I received my DNA ethnicity test back! It confirmed most of my ethnic background. It confirmed that from my Italian side there was substantial Spanish blood, something my mother’s father’s family had always assumed; especially with the last name of Castellana from Sicily. And then the fun surprise was the 7%, though only considered a trace, was Middle Eastern! It was also surprising that there was no Scot blood; although my father had always stated he was Scottish and English. But since my DNA showed 13% Irish, I am wondering if this is a combination of Scot, Welsh and Irish? I also came in with 5% Britain.

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By: michael carotahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-225699 michael carota Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:03:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-225699 I sent in a dna sample and can hardly wait on the results . I want to know who my biological family is and get to know my brothers and sisters and a also about my biological parents . it has been 68 yrs .

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By: Nancy McIntoshhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-225367 Nancy McIntosh Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:46:13 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-225367 I had the DNA test several years ago and the result was 96% UK, 4% unknown. Recently I checked my result on Ancestry and the analysis had changed, or rather enhanced. Now I have 1% west Asian, some Scandinavian, and the rest western European. Same sample. Do they retest or reevaluate samples periodically?

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By: Frances Tornesehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/05/understanding-patterns-of-inheirtance-where-did-my-dna-come-from-and-why-it-matters/#comment-225095 Frances Tornese Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:20:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15254#comment-225095 That was very informative, but a grave of a blond woman warrior who lived 1000 ago was found. Her DNA was obtained and her direct living relative today was found, a little BLOND Mongolian girl.
I have a condition that doctors have told me I might have inherited from an ancestor who lived a 1,000 years ago. How does that happen? If I inherited half of my dad’s DNA and half of my mom’s DNA and we inherit less and less each generation, how can I have inherited a trait or condition from an ancestor who lived a thousand years ago? Neither my Mom or Dad, nor any of my Grandparents have this trait. It exists ONLY in SOME Native American families. I started my tree to try to find the names of those ancestors and where they may have lived. I know now that it’s impossible to do, but My DNA test failed to find ANY DNA common with Native Americans. That’s IMOSSIBLE, too! It’s very confusing.

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