yakmans_dad: I did the DNA test sold by Ancestry.com and have been waiting for the results. I'm expecting English and German all the way back to Adam.We discovered two possible Jewish surnames in my maternal grandfather's line, but nothing close enough to let me be a citizen of Israel. (I think you qualify under the Right of Return if Hitler would have had you killed: 1 grandparent.) But they are also German surnames: Stern and Wolf. I've found Irish surnames, and one whole line came from Switzerland, but the Swiss will show up as ethnically German, and I doubt that the DNA tests are fine grained enough to differentiate between English and Irish.The most surprising is the possibility that one of my great grandfathers family came from Belgium. Yes. That's the kind of slam-bang life I lead. I linked surprise and Belgium.
Facetious_Speciest: An FYI for anyone that's tested with Ancestry.com, FTDNA or 23andme: there are programs you can either download or run online (if you upload your data to gedmatch) that parse genetic admixture. Which ones are best for your particular data depends on your general ancestry; most are useful for Europeans and European Americans, but there are several that use source populations from Africa, Asia and the Americas as well.As an example, my results from the latest Eurogenes K15 are:# Population Percent1 North_Sea 32.752 Atlantic 28.013 Baltic 13.144 West_Med 10.405 Eastern_Euro 8.736 West_Asian 3.657 East_Med 3.31If you use a utility that incorporates what they call the "Oracle" population matching, it will also give you your approximate genetic distance to national population groups in their database; the lower the number, the lower your relative distance to the population group in question. Again, with myself as the example, using the same K15:1 German @ 3.4302 Southwest_English @ 4.7843 Southeast_English @ 5.0904 Dutch @ 5.8065 Irish @ 6.4626 Danish @ 6.6117 West_Scottish @ 7.3748 Orcadian @ 9.2799 French @ 10.08510 Norwegian @ 10.156The K12 through K15 series are good for most Europeans ("K" representing source population groups), but if you want to get really wacky, there's the K36, which includes such groups as Pygmies, Oceanic Polynesians, Caucasian, Siberian, etc. There's also at least one utility that's designed to do the same thing, save with the inclusion of Ashkenazim (for Europeans with non-Sephardic Jewish ancestry.Running several of these for comparison is a bit better than (for example) 23andme's Ancestry Composition, as that's based on user-submitted information rather than national data.
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GardenWeasel: And all lines converge in subby's mom.
yakmans_dad: I did the DNA test sold by Ancestry.com
Facetious_Speciest: An FYI for anyone that's tested with Ancestry.com, FTDNA or 23andme: there are programs you can either download or run online (if you upload your data to gedmatch) that parse genetic admixture. Which ones are best for your particular data depends on your general ancestry; most are useful for Europeans and European Americans, but there are several that use source populations from Africa, Asia and the Americas as well.
drjekel_mrhyde: All of the samples came from a single bed sheet at your local motel
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