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Old 16th April 2016, 06:24 AM
Stephen Rhodes Stephen Rhodes is offline
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Difference Between MyOrigins Results and Ancestral Origins Results

Can someone please explain the difference between these two to me? In MyOrigins results for my father-in-law, I am told that his family's origins are British, but for Ancestral Origins, the results are German. Why the difference?

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Old 16th April 2016, 09:50 AM
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Ancestral Origins are countries that are self-reported by your matches (in other words, the match's known ancestral origin, as far as the match knows from his/her family history, paper records, etc.).

MyOrigins shows regions based on how your DNA matches reference populations.
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Old 16th April 2016, 10:36 AM
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In addition to what KATM stated, myOrigins is based solely on the autosomal DNA results. You can read about the myOrigins methodology at https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/...s-methodology/ and the updated names for the clusters since that white paper was released at https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/...mes-myorigins/

The Ancestral Origins pages are based solely based on the Y-DNA and mtDNA matches.
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