It seems that Ancestry.com has refined its algorithm for analyzing DNA results. If you read my earlier post, you know that the original results of my DNA testing were:
19% Central European
9% Southern European
Now, the new algorithm has yielded:
32% Europe West
25% Great Britain
8% Trace Regions
This is a little confusing for a couple of reasons. First of all, there is no longer a 'Central European' category, only "Europe West" and "Europe East." Therefore, I must assume what was lopped off from Scandinavia has been primarily added to the new category of Europe West. Also, what is the distinction between the "Great Britain" and "Ireland" categories. Isn't the latter just a part of the former? Hopefully, the results will be further refined in the future for the sake of clarity.
I ordered the kit for my mother and we're awaiting the results. It will be interesting to see if Ancestry will identify her as a close relative based on these.