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    I administer three tests, all three should have West and Central Europe as a major result due to a lot of French and German ancestry, but this is missing since the update. At other companies I have considerable French/German ancestry (57% at Ancestry), and it used to show up at FTDNA too, but it is now missing since the update.

  • #2
    Originally posted by April View Post
    I administer three tests, all three should have West and Central Europe as a major result due to a lot of French and German ancestry, but this is missing since the update. At other companies I have considerable French/German ancestry (57% at Ancestry), and it used to show up at FTDNA too, but it is now missing since the update.
    It seems that a lot of West and Central got unfortunately even more swallowed up by British & Irish and especially Eastern European now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wombat View Post
      It seems that a lot of West and Central got unfortunately even more swallowed up by British & Irish and especially Eastern European now.
      Mine seems to also be swallowed up in Scandinavia and SE Europe. These are my results from Ancestry, 23andme, and FTDNA for comparison.

      FTDNA My Origins*************

      British Isles 49%
      Southeast Europe 27%
      Scandinavia 23%
      North Africa <2%

      Ancestry DNA************

      Europe West 57%
      Great Britain 25%
      Iberian Peninsula 9%
      Scandinavia 3%
      Ireland 2%
      Italy/Greece 2%
      Finland/Northwest Russia 1%
      West Asia < 1%
      Caucasus < 1%

      23andme*****************

      Northwestern European
      British & Irish 52.1%
      French & German 12.8%
      Scandinavian 3.0%
      Broadly Northwestern European 24.7%

      Southern European
      Iberian 0.9%
      Italian 0.5%
      Broadly Southern European 1.5%

      Eastern European
      Ashkenazi Jewish 0.6%
      Broadly European 1.6%

      East Asian & Native American
      Native American 0.3%
      East Asian < 0.1%
      Broadly East Asian< 0.1%
      Broadly East Asian & Native American 0.1%

      Sub-Saharan African

      West African 0.3%
      South Asian 0.2%
      Broadly South Asian 0.2%
      Unassigned 0.1%

      ************************

      The 23% Scandinavian is completely off. It actually should be about 3% because that's my 3rd great grandma. And of my grandpas, one grandpa was 3/4 German and the other was 1/2 French and Swiss. Plus I have some Dutch and Huguenots up another branch so I probably should be about 35% French/German if not higher.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by April View Post
        FTDNA My Origins*************

        British Isles 49%
        Southeast Europe 27%
        Scandinavia 23%
        North Africa <2%

        Ancestry DNA************

        Europe West 57%
        Great Britain 25%
        Iberian Peninsula 9%
        Scandinavia 3%
        Ireland 2%
        Italy/Greece 2%
        Finland/Northwest Russia 1%
        West Asia < 1%
        Caucasus < 1%

        23andme*****************

        Northwestern European
        British & Irish 52.1%
        French & German 12.8%
        Scandinavian 3.0%
        Broadly Northwestern European 24.7%

        Southern European
        Iberian 0.9%
        Italian 0.5%
        Broadly Southern European 1.5%

        Eastern European
        Ashkenazi Jewish 0.6%
        Broadly European 1.6%

        East Asian & Native American
        Native American 0.3%
        East Asian < 0.1%
        Broadly East Asian< 0.1%
        Broadly East Asian & Native American 0.1%

        Sub-Saharan African

        West African 0.3%
        South Asian 0.2%
        Broadly South Asian 0.2%
        Unassigned 0.1%

        ************************
        Your Iberian Peninsula 9% at Ancestry DNA is also too high. 23andme is still the best ethnicity calculator.

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        • #5
          I must be the exception because MyOrigins 2.0 gave me more West & Central Europe than I had before, more than I deserve. On paper I am 87.5% UK/Irish and 12.5% German/Swiss PA Dutch:

          MyOrigins 2.0:
          West and Central Europe 53%
          British Isles 47%

          MyOrigins 1.0:
          British Isles 63%
          West and Central Europe 37%

          23andme: 6.8% French & German
          Ancestry: Europe West 16%

          I inherited all my German/Swiss from my mother, she is 75% UK/Irish and 25% German/Swiss PA Dutch on paper and her West and Central Europe definitely got swallowed up by British Isles:

          MyOrigins 2.0:
          98% British Isles

          MyOrigins 1.0:
          West and Central Europe 54%
          British Isles 46%

          23andme: 21.3% French & German
          Ancestry: 13% Europe West (but she gets 22% Scandinavia which I think must be part of her German?)

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          • #6
            I need an explaination

            How is it that someone's dna profile could change so drastically? How is it that someone with a Scandinavian surname, who was 60% Scandinavian and 30% British Isles is now 86% British Isles and 0 % Scandinavian?

            How is it FTDNA says the results before the change were right, but they are more right now? How can they say I was Scandinavian and now I am not? Yet say both are right, one is just more right now?

            If the Average Brit has 9% Scandinavian, how can it be I show no Scandinavian? History shows that the vikings brought their dna to the British Isles. It doesn't show the British Isles bring their dna to Scandinavia. It seems to me if I am supposedly 86% British Isles, even if I didn't know my father's family was from Denmark, I should have close to the average amount of Scandinavian dna. Anyone have any idea?

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            • #7
              Was My Origins ever accurate?

              This all strikes me as an exercise in tweaking garbage.

              Jack

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              • #8
                FTDNA has come up front and explain if these results have every been accurate...back in Population Finder they had me 8% +/- 2 Middle East, then in the first myOrigins none, now a minute trace....

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                • #9
                  A couple of things jump out at my results. My parents show up as 99-100% European and I show up as 94%. My mother's paper trail shows 50% Germanic origins but this shows none - presumably swallowed up by Scandinavia and East Europe. My father's predicted haplogroup is I-L369 which is primarily Scotland but he shows only 4% British Isles.

                  And the DNA results do confirm that my parents really are my genetic parents.



                  Mom
                  European: 99%
                  51% British Isles
                  26% Scandinavia
                  22% East Europe
                  Trace: 1%
                  South Central Asia < 2%
                  Oceania < 2%

                  Dad
                  European: 100%
                  96% West and Central Europe
                  4% British Isles

                  Me
                  European: 94%
                  69% West and Central Europe
                  22% British Isles
                  3% Scandinavia
                  Trace: 6%
                  <2% Finland
                  <2% South Central Africa
                  <2% Oceania
                  <2% East Europe
                  <2% West Middle East
                  -----------------------------
                  Ancestry results for me:
                  Europe: 99%
                  50% Europe West
                  23% Great Britain
                  13% Ireland
                  4% Scandinavia
                  3% Finland/Northwest Russia
                  3% Europe East
                  2% Italy/Greece
                  <1% Iberian Peninsula

                  West Asia: 1%
                  Caucasus < 1%

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