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The problem is that Ancestry is using an autosomal DNA test, which isn't very accurate beyond 4-5 generations or so -- and they even brag that this test is top-of-the-line, cutting-edge technology. This is a lie. The test performed by AncestryDNA is not accurate enough for genealogical purposes. The results for Europe … see more The problem is that Ancestry is using an autosomal DNA test, which isn't very accurate beyond 4-5 generations or so -- and they even brag that this test is top-of-the-line, cutting-edge technology. This is a lie. The test performed by AncestryDNA is not accurate enough for genealogical purposes. The results for Europe are also imprecise since there are no true German, French, Belgium, Danish, Polish population references that could represent where people resided 500 years ago. Download your Raw DNA results from ancestry and upload them to gedmatch.com which is free. Eurogenes will give you what you need. If it detects Amerindian in Eurogenes, it's detecting Eurasian since Europeans and Native Americans have that ancestry in common. For those Americans who suspect Native American ancestry, take Dodecad World9 Admixture. It is shows up on the pie chart, it's not noise, despite what others might say. Ethiohelix is for African Americans who want to know where in Africa their ancestors came from. see less The problem is that Ancestry is using an autosomal DNA test, which isn't very accurate beyond 4-5 generations or so -- and they even brag that this test is top-of-the-line, cutting-edge technology. This is a lie. The test performed by AncestryDNA is not accurate enough for genealogical purposes. The results for Europe are also imprecise since there are no true German, French, Belgium, Danish, Polish population references that could represent where people resided 500 years ago. Download your Raw DNA results from ancestry and upload them to gedmatch.com which is free. Eurogenes will give you what you need. If it detects Amerindian in Eurogenes, it's detecting Eurasian since Europeans and Native Americans have that ancestry in common. For those Americans who suspect Native American ancestry, take Dodecad World9 Admixture. It is shows up on the pie chart, it's not noise, despite what others might say. Ethiohelix is for African Americans who want to know where in Africa their ancestors came from.
Sean Morrissey
· July 15, 2016
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I did the 23 & Me test, and it gave me specific ethnic breakdowns - Korean 61.4% Japanese 22.8% Chinese 8.8% Broadly East Asian 6.4% Broadly European <0.1%.

My friend did the Ancestry DNA test, and her results were “99% Asian”. I think she could have figured that out without paying for this stupid test.

smirkysue
· November 28, 2017
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This is autosomal DNA testing. It is used to locate relatives (cousins) from all parts of the family tree, so is both male and female in that regard. Maternal line testing is different (mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA) and used to look at the direct maternal line, as is the paternal line testing (yDNA), which is likewise us… see more This is autosomal DNA testing. It is used to locate relatives (cousins) from all parts of the family tree, so is both male and female in that regard. Maternal line testing is different (mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA) and used to look at the direct maternal line, as is the paternal line testing (yDNA), which is likewise used to look at the direct paternal line.
If you want to examine the direct maternal or paternal lines, you'll need those kits from FamilyTreeDNA see less
This is autosomal DNA testing. It is used to locate relatives (cousins) from all parts of the family tree, so is both male and female in that regard. Maternal line testing is different (mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA) and used to look at the direct maternal line, as is the paternal line testing (yDNA), which is likewise used to look at the direct paternal line.
If you want to examine the direct maternal or paternal lines, you'll need those kits from FamilyTreeDNA

Zombeezy
· June 20, 2015
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It gives both countries & continents. As an example, my husband's results showed ( 40 % Ireland ) -- ( 36 % West Europe ) --
( 10 % Scandinavia ) -- ( 3 % Finland / Northwest Russia -- ( 3 % Great Britain ) -- ( 3 % Italy / Greece ) -- ( 1 % Iberian Peninsula) -- ( < 1 % East Europe … see more
It gives both countries & continents. As an example, my husband's results showed ( 40 % Ireland ) -- ( 36 % West Europe ) --
( 10 % Scandinavia ) -- ( 3 % Finland / Northwest Russia -- ( 3 % Great Britain ) -- ( 3 % Italy / Greece ) -- ( 1 % Iberian Peninsula) -- ( < 1 % East Europe ) -- ( 2 % West Asia, Caucasus ). It also gives you an explanation of each country or region of which "nationalities" they consist of & where they might have migrated from & their history.
Hope this answers your questions. Judy see less
It gives both countries & continents. As an example, my husband's results showed ( 40 % Ireland ) -- ( 36 % West Europe ) --
( 10 % Scandinavia ) -- ( 3 % Finland / Northwest Russia -- ( 3 % Great Britain ) -- ( 3 % Italy / Greece ) -- ( 1 % Iberian Peninsula) -- ( < 1 % East Europe ) -- ( 2 % West Asia, Caucasus ). It also gives you an explanation of each country or region of which "nationalities" they consist of & where they might have migrated from & their history.
Hope this answers your questions. Judy

Jude
· November 25, 2015
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You'll need to set up an account at ancestry.com, but you don't need a paid subscription to see your results - your ethnic breakdown and a list of people whom you match. To get the most out of it though, you will need a currently paid subscription to be able to see the family trees of your DNA matches. Also, if you … see more You'll need to set up an account at ancestry.com, but you don't need a paid subscription to see your results - your ethnic breakdown and a list of people whom you match. To get the most out of it though, you will need a currently paid subscription to be able to see the family trees of your DNA matches. Also, if you build a good family tree at ancestry.com, they have a neat matching feature which looks for the same people in your family tree and in the family trees of the people whom you match via DNA. Again this feature is only available to those who have a currently paid subscription. see less You'll need to set up an account at ancestry.com, but you don't need a paid subscription to see your results - your ethnic breakdown and a list of people whom you match. To get the most out of it though, you will need a currently paid subscription to be able to see the family trees of your DNA matches. Also, if you build a good family tree at ancestry.com, they have a neat matching feature which looks for the same people in your family tree and in the family trees of the people whom you match via DNA. Again this feature is only available to those who have a currently paid subscription.
Gothson
· December 23, 2016
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Actually, you can download your RAW DNA data from your Ancestry results and send it for a $5 analysis through promethease.com. For $5, you will receive a 40,00+ page report on a LOT of genetic information, including the BRCA1 and BCRA2 genes and Cystic Fibrosis.
Catherine St Clair
· September 15, 2017
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No
Patsy Storer
· September 23, 2016
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If your sibling also takes the test, he/she will appear among your "DNA matches " with a description of the probable relation (i.e. first cousin, second cousin, brother, etc.) and a degree of probability.
Eric J. Smith
· June 16, 2015
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I do not think it would affect the test. The kit contains a stabilizer.
Ivan R. Karnes
· November 12, 2015
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It will post a graph showing geographically where your DNA comes from in the world as well as compile a list of people who also tested with the same DNA it will break down how closely they are related (1-2 or 3-4 cousins example)you should do it
TheEaglesWon!Mike
· December 1, 2016