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  • #16
    In Dr. McDonalds analysis, I showed around 16% Native American ancestry. In my GEDmatches, I show around 17% NA ancestry. In "My Origins", I show 11% New World and 4% East Asian. I don't know of any East Asian ancestry in my family. Plus, East Asian immigration to Puerto Rico (where I'm from) was very scarce throughout its history. What are the chances that 4% "East Asian' in reality corresponds to Native American ancestry instead? Anybody with known Native American ancestry getting "East Asian" as well?

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    • #17
      Attaching an image of mine, so far I know only half of my ancestry and it is almost entirely UK (ending up in the Southern US) mixed with late 18th-century Free People of Color accounting for the African admix. But my "other half" may be substantially more varied. Not sure what to make of it.
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      • #18
        I finally see my origins (replacing PF). But it sure took me aback. I am 100% European. But the breakdown made me do a double take. My dad's side is as expected. That leaves my maternal side that needs to be explained. My direct maternal line is still in tact. Which narrows it down to my so called Austrian portion. Even though, according to legal records, I am 1/4 Austrian (making me eligible for an Austrian passport), I may not be Austrian at all (NPE?).

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        • #19
          Pros, Cons myOrigins

          Pros: (1) Finally brought up Scandinavian for me, as has Ancestry and 23 and Me. (2) Finally brought up British Isles area as has Ancestry and 23 and Me. (3) Brought up Spain-Italy-Greece area as has GEDmatch results and Ancestry.

          Cons: (1)I can't see my parents heat maps whatsoever. (2) It seems to be lumping Scandinavian and Finnish together. (My mother and I get Finnish on Ancestry, 23 and Me and it also shows up quite distinctively using calculators on GEDmatch. We also have many, many Finnish matches.)

          Neutral: I'm sort of in the middle about being concerned about not seeing much color over Germany and France. I suspect a lot of the eastern European area could be attributed to my culturally German ancestors. France? It was settled by many different groups of people, including Greeks, Romans and Scandinavians, to name a few.

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          • #20
            Glad to see my Italian ancestry is now mostly showing up as north Mediterranean basin instead of entirely middle eastern, but I am still getting 17% middle eastern. I'm okay with that because I know what it is though.

            A bigger concern for me is that I know I have British ancestry, not only from my tree, but also ancestry.com DNA puts me at 55% British. Not a small number and yet I'm not getting ANY British results on myOrigins (I think they are calling it european coastal isles or something? I don't know because it's not in my results). I am wondering if FTDNA is lumping my British DNA into European northlands and European coastal plain because Britain does, after all, have Viking and Germanic tribe settlers. It would also explain why my results for European northlands and European coastal plain are so high compared to ancestry.com's equivelants - 34% and 26% compared to ancestry.com's 2% Scandinavian and 5% Europe west. Does this make sense to anyone or am I just making things up?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Germanica View Post
              Glad to see my Italian ancestry is now mostly showing up as north Mediterranean basin instead of entirely middle eastern, but I am still getting 17% middle eastern. I'm okay with that because I know what it is though.

              A bigger concern for me is that I know I have British ancestry, not only from my tree, but also ancestry.com DNA puts me at 55% British. Not a small number and yet I'm not getting ANY British results on myOrigins (I think they are calling it european coastal isles or something? I don't know because it's not in my results). I am wondering if FTDNA is lumping my British DNA into European northlands and European coastal plain because Britain does, after all, have Viking and Germanic tribe settlers. It would also explain why my results for European northlands and European coastal plain are so high compared to ancestry.com's equivelants - 34% and 26% compared to ancestry.com's 2% Scandinavian and 5% Europe west. Does this make sense to anyone or am I just making things up?
              Sounds about right, where in the UK is your British ancestry from?, is it from an area heavily settled by Vikings/Germanics such as the East Half of England?

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              • #22
                Finnish seems to work for me.

                Anyone know what cluster central-European is divided into (Austria more specific)?
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                • #23
                  100% Jewish diaspora

                  On the old population finder my results were 100% middle eastern (jewish), so I wasn't too surprised to see my new results. However I am a little confused on what these results actually mean? Does this mean I am a 100% descendant of israel? There is no further origin breakdown, but it does show that Poland was my family's host country. So as an ashkenazi jew with these results, does this conclude that I am a direct descendant of israel? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by EastAnglian View Post
                    Sounds about right, where in the UK is your British ancestry from?, is it from an area heavily settled by Vikings/Germanics such as the East Half of England?
                    I'm not entirely sure on all my branches, the only two confirmed English branches were from Oldham/Royton area in the early to mid 19th century and Kent county in colonial times. I also have some Scottish branches and Scots Irish branches but don't know exactly where they were from.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Danny78 View Post
                      In Dr. McDonalds analysis, I showed around 16% Native American ancestry. In my GEDmatches, I show around 17% NA ancestry. In "My Origins", I show 11% New World and 4% East Asian. I don't know of any East Asian ancestry in my family. Plus, East Asian immigration to Puerto Rico (where I'm from) was very scarce throughout its history. What are the chances that 4% "East Asian' in reality corresponds to Native American ancestry instead? Anybody with known Native American ancestry getting "East Asian" as well?
                      My NA percent went down from 8.6% to 6% and now shows 2% East Asian. In the little Shared Origins list (which only displays the closer matches) all of my 20 matches having New World also show East Asian in roughly the same 3:1ratio. And all my 0% New World matches show 0% East Asian. Your theory seems to be right.

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                      • #26
                        Interesting results

                        Got MyOrigins for maternal grandfather, maternal grandmother, and myself. My grandpa's matches up very well with what we know of his origins and with the other DNA tests he's done.

                        Mine has me at 96% European (with no coastal plain which I find odd given my grandpa's huge percentage + my substantial French background, but hey) and 4% Middle Eastern which is better than the ~10 Middle Eastern PF had me at.

                        My grandma's results are the weirdest. She's at 93% European and the mixture they're giving her seems fairly accurate, but then she's got 6% Jewish Diaspora. I guess it's reading her old Middle East component as Jewish. No idea where that's coming from. No Jewish lineage that I know of. My mother (her daughter) showed no Jewish in her results at 23&Me.

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                        • #27
                          In my case MyOrigins is a huge improvement over Population Finder, but unfortunately falls short when compared to the fine grain detail that has become the hallmark of Dr. McDonald's personal analysis. I'm happy with what the new product is telling me (PF results were meaningless), but just a tad disappointed that I did not see the finer detail that Dr. McDonald provided. Still, overall, MyOrigins is a huge step in the right direction.

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                          • #28
                            Definitely an improvement over PF, but some things are quite puzzeling

                            My old PF results:
                            Europe (Western European), population: Orcadian: 93,57% ±7,89%,
                            Europe, population: Orcadian, Russian, Finnish: 6,43% ±7,89%

                            myOrigin results:
                            European 100 %
                            - European Northlands 79 %
                            - European Coastal Islands 21 %

                            Where have my Finnish results gone? I do know that I descend from a few Finns. And what does European Coastal Islands mean? I know of no British ancestors. But I know of five lines from a man probably from Friesland, born about 1550, who immigrated to Norway. Could that be the explanation?

                            My father's old PF:
                            Europe (Western European), population: Orcadian: 75,64% ±2,43%,
                            Europe, population: Russian, Finnish: 24,36% ±2,43%

                            myOrigin results:
                            European 99 %
                            - European Northlands 74 %
                            - European Coastal Islands 11 %
                            - European Coastal Plain 8 %
                            - North Circumpolar 6 %

                            I don't know of any Finnish ancestry among my fathers lines, but they must be there somehow, because he has got many Finnish matches, even if none of them are among the matches used to generate the myOrigins results, as far as I can tell. But then it is not so easy to tell, since all one can see is "Europe 100 %", "Europe 97 %" etc., and no further breakdown. So that feature is pretty useless. The rest is probably right, even if I am not sure what European Coastal Islands mean in my father's case, either.

                            My maternal uncle's old PF:
                            Europe (Western European), population: Orcadian: 84,84% ±2,47%,
                            Europe, population: Russian, Finnish: 11,31% ±1,99%,
                            Middle East, population: Iranian, Jewish, Mozabite, Palestinian, Adygei, Bedouin, Druze: 3,85% ±1,36%

                            Because of the ME results, I was very anxious to see what the myOrigins results would be in comparition:

                            European 97 %
                            - European Northlands 80 %
                            - European Coastal Islands 8 %
                            - North Circumpolar 5 %
                            - North Meditteranian Basin 4 %
                            Middle Eastern 3 %
                            - Anatolia & Caucasus 3 %

                            Even if I still don't know what this ME result mean, I am happy that it's now broken down to one area, instead of "everything". I also see that three of his matches each have 1 % ME in their results. But is it ancient, or what? The North Meditteranian result is new, and I don't understand what that could mean, either. Perhaps also something old?

                            I will close this long post with some of my mother's first cousin's results. I didn't write down his PF, but I remember that he had over 40 % Finnish result (not Russian Finnish, just Finnish). He now has North Circumpolar 12 %, and he probably has more Finnish DNA than my uncle and mother, on his father's side, that we don't have in common. But the most curious thing is this: He has 1 % New World result: Bering Expansion! How could that be? I see that one of his matches also has one 1 % NW. Could that be from shared ancestors in Central Asia a long, long time ago, before the Bering Expansion took place? I don't think it probable that he has Native American DNA. Anybody have thoughts around this?

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                            • #29
                              Parents' myOrigins Results/Finnish & French Revealed

                              I finally viewed my parents' myOrigins results by a process of deleting my browser history, etc.

                              My mother's Finnish genetic heritage is differentiated on her map, separate from her Scandinavian one (but not on mine). My dad's map definitely shows a heat spot, so to speak, centering on France, Germany and Switzerland (also unlike mine). My mother has an even stronger north Mediterranean coastal background than me on her map -- and I have seen the western Mediterranean emphasized for her on GEDmatch.

                              What's noticeably different about my map? I have a slight coloration in the Israel-Jordan area (an additive effect perhaps with contributions from both of my parents).

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                              • #30
                                I'm adopted and don't have much information on my birth family. I only found out who my birth mother was a month ago, and her father's line is supposed to be Portuguese. Other sites had me with a considerable amount of Scandinavian DNA, which was really exciting for me because I'm not at all dark like how my mother's paternal relatives were described except for brown eyes. I was thinking maybe the Scandinavian came from my father's line or possibly my mother's mother. Unfortunately, I don't have those surnames to trace. I was really hoping to see Scandinavia on the new myOrigins map, but all I got was 2% North Circumpolar. With all the migrating the Norse did, is it possible I still have Scandinavian DNA with the results I got? Here are the others:
                                53% European Coastal Plain
                                28% European Coastal Islands
                                11% North Mediterranean Basin
                                5% Eurasian Heartland
                                2% North African Coastlands

                                If anyone can help me make sense of this, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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