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  • Ethnic origins results: why would Scandinavian drop out?

    I took the Family Finder Test a few months ago, and my ethnic origins results showed zero percent Scandinavian, whereas my mother's results (which came back about a month earlier due to having been applied for earlier) showed 25 percent Scandinavian. On the other hand, her 12 percent Eastern European dropped back to about 6 percent in me. I'm happy with my results, but curious; does this happen often in the realm of ethnicity testing?

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    The ethnic origins results of the DNA testing companies are highly questionable.

    By our four grandparents my brother and I are 25% Danish, 25% Irish and 50% Polish.

    Our ethnic origins breakdown is:

    Me Brother

    Europe East 63% 81%

    British Isles 9 12

    Scandinavia 0 7

    West Central 28 0

    Where did my Scandinavian go?

    Where is all that extra Europe East from?

    I can only guess that that Poland had a secret invasion of Denmark and Ireland that is lost to history.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jimbirk View Post
      Where is all that extra Europe East from? I can only guess that that Poland had a secret invasion of Denmark
      It's no joke. Multiple West Slavic peoples had interactions with the Danish people since a long time ago. And they left autosomal traces among modern Danes.

      The 2016 presentation "Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity" by Athanasiadis, Cheng, et al. "observed a clear signal of Polish admixture in the East of the country, coinciding with historical Polish settlements in the region before the Middle Ages."

      http://polishgenes.blogspot.com/2016...n-denmark.html
      http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/danes.html

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      • #4
        That would include the time of King Harald "Bluetooth".

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Bluetooth
        Last edited by PDHOTLEN; 1st January 2018, 12:16 AM.

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        • #5
          About jimbirk's Eastern European...

          I hear Eastern European is a pretty strong bloodline, and apparently Scandinavian isn't quite as much: but yes, I believe Eastern Europe did have genetic impact on the Scandinavian regions. The Gundestrup Cauldron was Thracian craftsmanship, yet it was found in Denmark. Some people (myself being one of them),believe the Getae fathered the Goths, and a French chronicler from Normandy by the name of Dudo said that the Vikings who had settled in Bayeux spoke Dacian, (though everyone claims he meant Danish, but that's probably what ancient Danish derived from).

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