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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ancestry.com DNA Results

Just got my Ancestry.com DNA results. In some ways, they match up with the Genographic Project results but differ in others. Genographic seems to classify the DNA based on ancient migration patterns whereas, Ancestry focuses on more recent groupings. As a reminder, Geno categorized me as:

44% Northern European
38% Mediterranean
16% SW Asian

with two reference populations being Danish and Greek.

Ancestry yielded the following results:

52% Scandinavian
20% British
19% Central European
9% Southern European

I happen to know that all my ancestors came directly from the British Isles to America so the Scandinavian influence must have resulted from an earlier migration to Britain, Viking perhaps? Also, the Central European is probably related to the Anglo-Saxon migration/invasion of Britain.

One more fun aspect of Ancestry's analysis is that it links you to potential cousins based on their results compared to yours. Who knows if any of these studies are completely valid but it's still very interesting to consider.
 
I wonder if the Scandinavian influence explains why I feel this uncontrollable urge to travel all the time?

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