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Genealogy tests from ancestry.com

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
DNA Tests for Ethnicity & Genealogical DNA testing at AncestryDNA

Ancestry.com is offering DNA tests to determine your full ancestry for $99.
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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    I know!!! I bought one, and received my results!!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Care to share?
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Sure! According to my results, I'm 61% West African, 19% Central European, 12% Persian/Turkish/Caucasus, and 8% Unknown. There were a few things that I was disappointed about, though: 1) The way they calculate possible cousins. Most of the people I contacted weren't even related to me; they just had either West African, Central European, and/or Persian/Turkish/Caucasus in their results. I don't find find that very accurate.

    2) My 8% Unknown. I was hoping to find proof of my Native American ancestry, but I'm guessing that it must be included in that area.

    Overall, I was quite pleased, but it left me even more curious of that 8%! I just tested with 23andMe to get a more in-depth view. It is $99 as well, but it provides health and ancestry results, and bases the list of possible relatives on your DNA.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I'm waiting for my results from 23andme--should come in within 2 weeks. At $99 I decided it was a good time to satisfy my curiosity. I plan to convince my parents and sisters--and aunts, uncle, and cousins--to do it to get a broader picture.
    Eres o te haces?
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    cool!!
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    The "unknown" part would bother me. Are there genotypes that haven't been mapped yet?
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    All I could think of when I read this was one of my BFF getting this done for her dog. They came back with some different breeds that were recognizable like collie, etc but there was one that was way out there-she had to look it up. We joked and said I should send in Casey's to see what they say he is.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Sure! According to my results, I'm 61% West African, 19% Central European, 12% Persian/Turkish/Caucasus, and 8% Unknown. There were a few things that I was disappointed about, though: 1) The way they calculate possible cousins. Most of the people I contacted weren't even related to me; they just had either West African, Central European, and/or Persian/Turkish/Caucasus in their results. I don't find find that very accurate.

    2) My 8% Unknown. I was hoping to find proof of my Native American ancestry, but I'm guessing that it must be included in that area.

    Overall, I was quite pleased, but it left me even more curious of that 8%! I just tested with 23andMe to get a more in-depth view. It is $99 as well, but it provides health and ancestry results, and bases the list of possible relatives on your DNA.
    How do the results otherwise compare to what you expected?
    claudine19 wrote: »
    The "unknown" part would bother me. Are there genotypes that haven't been mapped yet?
    I was wondering why there's an unknown too.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Here's what I found on unassigned DNA on 23andme, which I'm assuming is the same as unknown:
    Ancestry Composition has the ability to assign pieces of your DNA at several geographic scales. This is important because DNA varies in where it’s found in the world. One piece of DNA might be found just in, say, Finnish people, so we can with some confidence call this DNA Finnish. Another piece of DNA might be found with some frequency in England, Norway and Germany. Instead of choosing arbitrarily from among these regions, Ancestry Composition will label DNA like that “Nonspecific Northern European."

    If a piece of DNA is found all over Europe, like in Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Poland, but not outside Europe, Ancestry Composition will label that DNA “Nonspecific European."

    Finally, when Ancestry Composition encounters DNA that is very widespread, like a piece of DNA that’s found in Europe, the Near East, and Asia, it will label that DNA “Unassigned.”
    Eres o te haces?
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    How do the results otherwise compare to what you expected?

    I expected the European and African results, but the Persian/Turkish/Caucasus part threw me for a loop! I have NO IDEA where that came from!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's cool this is available. I, personally, would not be interested bc I feel I already know all that i need to know about my background. But I imagine this service would be invaluable for a person who was adopted and had no info about her bio-parents...or maybe those ppl who describe themselves as "American mutts" and so forth, who have no idea what they are.

    I hope it's accurate, tho.

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    It's cool this is available. I, personally, would not be interested bc I feel I already know all that i need to know about my background. But I imagine this service would be invaluable for a person who was adopted and had no info about her bio-parents...or maybe those ppl who describe themselves as "American mutts" and so forth, who have no idea what they are.

    I hope it's accurate, tho.

    This! 99$ is crazy cheap. and i wonder what method they use some are more cheaper then others. others are more accurate then others.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I'm 69% W. African, 21% Central European, 6% Finnish and 4% Uncertain.

    Hmmm...
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm 69% W. African, 21% Central European, 6% Finnish and 4% Uncertain.

    Hmmm...

    Does this line up w/ what you had known/heard/believed to be true previously?

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    An anthropologist came to my college and said that my jawline shows I come from mongols. Can you say Attila the Hun?

    Very unscientific but I liked it, bloodthirsty that I am. :evil4:

    TNB I'm certain that your 4% uncertain is a tres classy gene!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I'm 69% W. African, 21% Central European, 6% Finnish and 4% Uncertain.

    Hmmm...

    Does this line up w/ what you had known/heard/believed to be true previously?
    No I thought there'd be a little more European - although I don't know where the Finnish came from - and some Native.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I know some Finns. Very interesting people. Quirky, hard working, creative, helpful. Of course I am stereotyping here, but whatever.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    I just got my health results from 23andMe! My Ancestry Composition is next!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I am dying to do this!!! Unfortunately I have to hold off for now bc of $$. :/

    But it's fascinating to read your experiences!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    You'll be able to get it soon, Jas! It's nowhere near as expensive as it used to be!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    National Geographic has one, too, but it's a little more expensive.

    Anyone ever done a compare and contrast of the different ones available?

    Maybe I'll ask for it for a gift sometime! ;)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL

  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL

    No, but I have a friend who took it and her mother took it. Her mother registered as having 30 percent Native ancestry and my friend's results showed none.
    3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Odd^
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    I believe these tests are testing an individual's admixture, which would vary from within a family. Especially those that have a very mixed gene pool, which would explain the different phenotypes present in such families.

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    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    So then a test like this is totally unreliable?
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    It's not that they're totally unreliable, but they can only tell you what genes you happened to inherent, not necessarily your full ancestry. You get half your chromosomes from each parent, but it's always a random half, and those chromosomes don't always get passed on looking exactly the same (called recombination). So if your mother is 30% Native American, it's entirely possible that you didn't get any of those genes. It doesn't mean you don't have Native American ancestry, though.

    The testing site I used makes it clear that when it comes to ancestry, if results contradict what you know for a fact about your genealogy, then go with your genealogy. That's why it's a good idea for parents, grandparents, siblings, etc., to get tested--it gives a much more accurate picture.
    Eres o te haces?
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
    I just read an article where full siblings got tested and it turns out they weren't. The simplified explanation was that they were niece/uncle; when she looked into it further further, she learned that nieces/nephews and aunts/uncles are as genetically related to each other as half siblings. Her brother refused to consider that their mother cheated on their father; she asked her mother about it and she admitted the truth.
    Eres o te haces?
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    legends,

    Which company did you use? Have you gotten your results?
    legends wrote: »
    It's not that they're totally unreliable, but they can only tell you what genes you happened to inherent, not necessarily your full ancestry. You get half your chromosomes from each parent, but it's always a random half, and those chromosomes don't always get passed on looking exactly the same (called recombination). So if your mother is 30% Native American, it's entirely possible that you didn't get any of those genes. It doesn't mean you don't have Native American ancestry, though.

    The testing site I used makes it clear that when it comes to ancestry, if results contradict what you know for a fact about your genealogy, then go with your genealogy. That's why it's a good idea for parents, grandparents, siblings, etc., to get tested--it gives a much more accurate picture.
    Ahhh, good explanation.
    legends wrote: »
    Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
    I just read an article where full siblings got tested and it turns out they weren't. The simplified explanation was that they were niece/uncle; when she looked into it further further, she learned that nieces/nephews and aunts/uncles are as genetically related to each other as half siblings. Her brother refused to consider that their mother cheated on their father; she asked her mother about it and she admitted the truth.
    whoa
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Heh, I thought I had posted my results already.

    23andme results:

    70.0% European
    39.4% Southern European (mostly Iberian)
    2.6% Northern European
    28.0% Nonspecific European

    18.6% Sub-Saharan African

    5.3% East Asian & Native American
    4.6% Native American
    0.7% Nonspecific East Asian & Native American

    0.2% Middle Eastern & North African
    0.2% North African
    < 0.1% Nonspecific Middle Eastern & North African

    5.9% Unassigned

    GEDmatch.com is a site that has several calculators you can run your raw data through that give more specific results (e.g. various regions in Africa). Because they use different algorithms the results can sometimes be pretty different per calculator. It's really interesting.
    Eres o te haces?
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