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    My results came in with (percentages): South Asian, Northern India 43; Central Asian(mainly Afghanistan) 41; European (British Isles) 10; Middle Eastern, Israel and Jordan 6.

    I am 100 percent sure that my recent ancestors had zero interaction with Europeans in recent history or with the middle east. So, any idea what time frame I am looking at?

    PS I know that the Aryans entered northern India around 3000 BC and mummy's found in the Taklamakan desert had blonde hair, which is unusual for that part of the world; so I am guessing there were large scale migrations, which might explain my European DNA.

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    [QUOTE=salams;434004]My results came in with (percentages): South Asian, Northern India 43; Central Asian(mainly Afghanistan) 41; European (British Isles) 10; Middle Eastern, Israel and Jordan 6.

    I am 100 percent sure that my recent ancestors had zero interaction with Europeans in recent history or with the middle east. So, any idea what time frame I am looking at?

    PS I know that the Aryans entered northern India around 3000 BC and mummy's found in the Taklamakan desert had blonde hair, which is unusual for that part of the world; so I am guessing there were large scale migrations, which might explain my European DNA.[/QUOTE]

    I'm guessing the 10% British Isles result is due to myOrigins picking up very distant ancestry from a Yamnaya like ancestry that is found in substantial amounts in the Isles.

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    • #3
      It seems like all Pakistani's have similar questions. My ancestry was quite surprising too. I have to say FTDNA is not wrong. Have you ran your raw data through GEDMatch? It gives more detailed results.

      Did FTDNA give you separate percentages for South Asian?


      Originally posted by salams View Post
      My results came in with (percentages): South Asian, Northern India 43; Central Asian(mainly Afghanistan) 41; European (British Isles) 10; Middle Eastern, Israel and Jordan 6.

      I am 100 percent sure that my recent ancestors had zero interaction with Europeans in recent history or with the middle east. So, any idea what time frame I am looking at?

      PS I know that the Aryans entered northern India around 3000 BC and mummy's found in the Taklamakan desert had blonde hair, which is unusual for that part of the world; so I am guessing there were large scale migrations, which might explain my European DNA.

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      • #4
        I would never say that FTDNA is not wrong as far as ethnicity testing goes. For one thing, ethnicity testing is a very new science and ethnicity testing at all DNA companies is questionable. Also very small percentages may be noise. If you test at 23andMe and at Ancestry, you will probably end up with quite different results from each of the 3 companies.

        FTDNA says my father has zero Sephardic, my mother has less than 2% and I am 14% Sephardic. They are clearly my parents from the amount of DNA I share with them. Since 0 + <2 does not equal 14, FTDNA is wrong with at least one of us.

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        • #5
          Very interesting! Have you also uploaded your RAW files to GED Match? I thought some of my result had noise but GED Match was actually able to tell determine it wasn't noise.

          With so many companies out there, I think it will be harder and harder to get precise results simply due to a lack of a large database.

          Originally posted by MoberlyDrake View Post
          I would never say that FTDNA is not wrong as far as ethnicity testing goes. For one thing, ethnicity testing is a very new science and ethnicity testing at all DNA companies is questionable. Also very small percentages may be noise. If you test at 23andMe and at Ancestry, you will probably end up with quite different results from each of the 3 companies.

          FTDNA says my father has zero Sephardic, my mother has less than 2% and I am 14% Sephardic. They are clearly my parents from the amount of DNA I share with them. Since 0 + <2 does not equal 14, FTDNA is wrong with at least one of us.

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