Sunday, December 22, 2013

DNA in My Family Genealogy... The Ethnicity Update

Ancestry has finally done it, they have updated the Ethnicity Estimate within the DNA results. If you are just now tuning into this post and haven't read my other two segments called DNA in My Family Genealogy you can check them both out here... MY DNA  and  THE GRANDPARENTS

If you remember I wasn't really impressed with the ethnicity results from my first test, especally after I got results back from my maternal grandparents. My results showed me with 78% Central European and 18% Scandinavian. Between my two grandparents they had well over 100% British Isle, so where did mine go.

That's where ancestry changed things up. The first added more regions this broke some places up like Great Britain and Ireland up so for some people it may have increased the accuracy of their region results. The other thing they did was the calculated range. The randomly selected 40 positions of the DNA. From there they average the results out and with some comparisons figure out your probability to each region.

All in all I think its more accurate but below are pictures of my results, my grandfathers, and grandmothers. I will let you check it out for yourself.  I think its pretty interesting that I went from no British Isle to 53% Great Britain and 4% Irish.

Let me know what you think.

My Ethnicity Estimate
Grandpa's Ethnicity Estimate
Grandma's Ethnicity Estimate


  1. Very interesting.... after 20+ yrs of research I've yet to do anything DNA related... though it is on my New Years Genealogy Resolutions for 2014.... once I get myself a little better educated on it!

    1. Thanks Nicholas for checking out my blog. Yes DNA has been a very interesting change in my family research. I am by no measure an expert on DNA but if you need help let me know and I can probably point you in a direction to find the answer. Check out its been a wealth of knowledge at a level I can understand. Good Luck and Hope you have as much fun with your results as I have had.