Comments on: A Genetic Census of America http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-genetic-census-of-america The official blog of Ancestry Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:01:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Rafael Garciahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-239105 Rafael Garcia Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:23:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-239105 Is it possible to get these data for academic research purposes? I’d rather not copy down all of these numbers by hand.

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By: Stick with what you know…http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-237385 Stick with what you know… Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:57:13 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-237385 [...] then explored the spatial distribution of customers’ ethnicities across the 50 states – using maps to visualize where in the U.S. we often find people of different [...]

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By: E. Greenehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-230019 E. Greene Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:45:13 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-230019 I’m curious. Where is all that Melanesia coming from??

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By: Cool GenStuff - Monday 14 April 2014 | Hack Genealogyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-227976 Cool GenStuff - Monday 14 April 2014 | Hack Genealogy Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:02:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-227976 [...] new interactive map featuring a state-by-state breakdown of ethnic groups? Click here and then select an ethnic group. Next, hover over a state to see its percentage of that ethnic [...]

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By: Julie Grankahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-225439 Julie Granka Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:09:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-225439 Hi Paul, you are correct in that there were multiple waves of Irish immigration to the United States. While see the highest average Irish ethnicity in the northeastern United States, likely due to 19th century immigration, Irish ethnicity is not absent from other areas of the United States. This includes states of the southern U.S., where average Irish ethnicities are often above 15%.

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By: Julie Grankahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-225437 Julie Granka Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:05:39 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-225437 Hi Michel, thank you for your comment. Germany is primarily represented as part of Europe West, though people with deep roots in Germany may also have trace amounts of Europe East ethnicity. We do not test for Canadian ancestry, since as you point out, individuals from many parts of the world settled in Canada. Indigenous Canadian heritage, on the other hand, would show up as Native American ethnicity.

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By: Julie Grankahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-225415 Julie Granka Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:57:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-225415 Hi Gary, thank you for your interest. Those numbers are the average amount of Scandinavian ethnicity in each state, averaged over all AncestryDNA customers born there. So in your example, North Dakota has an average ethnicity of 29.8%. There is now a caption underneath the map to make this more clear.

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By: Michel Brysonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-223779 Michel Bryson Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:55:20 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-223779 In which group would Germany be included? Europe East or Europe West?

And I suppose that Canadian isn’t included as it’s just as much a mixture as the US?

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By: Paul Conroyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-223343 Paul Conroy Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:00:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-223343 In terms of Irish, it’s a common misconception that Irish arrived in the 19th century, when in fact they were here in the early 1600′s. I’m Irish – grew up in Ireland – and 65% of my 2,000+ genetic relatives live in the US South.

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By: gary berlucchihttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/04/04/a-genetic-census-of-america/#comment-223079 gary berlucchi Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:33:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15866#comment-223079 Julie
Excellent article.
Using the Scandinavia map, numbers for North Dakota are .298
and for Florida they are .089. Can you explain what these numbers mean?
Thanks

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