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06-12-2018, 01:57   #571
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Ancestry just updated its DNA results again. They added more regions, with a total of 92 for Ireland. My ethnicity remained the same as the last update--89% Ireland-Scotland, 11% England-Wales-NW Europe--but I now have four regions I didn't have before, all in Munster. On the other hand, my numerous ancestors from Westmeath & Meath and Co Antrim are not mentioned. Two versions ago, I was 13% Iberian--I have a gt grandfather from Asturias in northern Spain--but that vanished with the last version and this one. Confusing.

Anyway, thanks to the good folks of Munster for taking the Ancestry DNA test and narrowing my results. Did anyone else get this update?
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06-12-2018, 10:49   #572
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I did too, and I am very impressed.
It's identified West Clare, North Munster and in Leinster "Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford".

I have ancestors from Clare, Limerick, Wicklow and Carlow that are known.
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06-12-2018, 11:08   #573
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I've changed from 84% Ireland, Gr. Britain 1%, W. Europe 15% to 100% Ireland/Scotland/Wales!!
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06-12-2018, 15:10   #574
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Mine has changed also. I now have four communities North Connacht, West Roscommon & East Mayo, West Roscommon, East Mayo & North Galway and South Sligo & North Roscommon.
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09-12-2018, 01:28   #575
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So... my dad’s dna results adjusted & apparently my g-g-grandmother (1848-1905) was born in the US. (Eastern/south) I have very little information on her. No surname and no history that I can find.

I’d love to know what brought her to Ireland before meeting & marrying my g-g-grandfather.

It also introduced trace of Native American. This wasn’t present I. His previous results & im guessing it came through her.

Again, no ideas but intriguing none the less.

It’s a welcome introduction as the family of the time didn’t move around far from the area they were reared.

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09-12-2018, 08:59   #576
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No major change in my results, just a little refinement. I was 99% Ireland & Scotland (Munster), 1% England & Wales. The update makes me 99% Ireland & Scotland (adding North Munster, East Cork & Waterford, North Tipp.) and 1% England & Wales. The community boundaries are rather 'fuzzy' so no surprises there.
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09-12-2018, 13:30   #577
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I'm 100% Ireland/Scotland. What's interesting is I do think their 'genetic community' calculator can't handle people who are 'mixed' (in sense their grandparents come from geographic distant parts of one geographic group).

So for example my father is also 100% Ireland/Scotland and has 'Ulster' specifically
  • Tyrone, Derry and Antrim
  • South Derry and East Antrim



His father was from Belfast, however his mother was from East Galway (his grandfather as well, but his grandmother was from half Cork/half Killkenny)

In turn my mother who is from North Clare got a spot on result:
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She gets 4 Munster Genetic Communities in her result.

In comparison I end up with 'Munster' and three Munster Genetic communities:


Basically their calculator appears to only be able to see distinct sub-clusters of a region (eg. North Clare etc.) when you have a number of great-grandparents from that region. When you have ancestors bit more distant added in they basically don't show up.

Now I should point out that of my 8 great-grandparents the following holds true:
  • 4 from Clare
  • 1 from East Galway
  • 1 half Kilkenny and half Cork
  • 1 from Belfast
  • 1 who was Liverpool Irish (but of Ulster origin)

It's quite possible as a result that in the 50% I got from my dad that the autosomal contribution from my grandmother (Galway/Cork/Kilkenny) was higher (eg. greater then 50%) then what I got from my grandfather. In which case I'm not surprised that 'Munster' would win out as a result.

(For the record I was born and raised in Galway)

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I've had a quick search to see if my question was answered already elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything so sorry if this is a repetition.

On my ancestry DNA matches I have matched with a person "A".
I had a look at our shared DNA matches and I see we share a match with a person "B".

I look at the shared matches between myself and person "B". Person "A" is not present on this.
So B is on A's list of shared matches, A is not on B's list of shared matches.
How can this be?

P.S. I know my connection with both A and B, and the connection between themselves. "A" is my father's 2nd cousin, "B" is my 3rd cousin.
"A" is the first cousin of "B"'s father.
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14-08-2019, 22:03   #579
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May I ask,

I did the 'my heritage' test last year, I managed to get no 'close family' as they say on the site and only 1 extended family (on the site as : 1st cousin twice removed - 3rd cousin once removed, about 80yrs in the USA) so I didn't bother looking into it.

Would Ancestry be a good option to try also, or would there be any point?

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14-08-2019, 22:59   #580
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I've had a quick search to see if my question was answered already elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything so sorry if this is a repetition.

On my ancestry DNA matches I have matched with a person "A".
I had a look at our shared DNA matches and I see we share a match with a person "B".

I look at the shared matches between myself and person "B". Person "A" is not present on this.
So B is on A's list of shared matches, A is not on B's list of shared matches.
How can this be?

P.S. I know my connection with both A and B, and the connection between themselves. "A" is my father's 2nd cousin, "B" is my 3rd cousin.
"A" is the first cousin of "B"'s father.
Ancestry only show shared matches over 20 cMs, so if person A has a sharing with you of less than 20 cMs they will not appear as a shared match on your list of shared matches with B. Is this the case?


Ancestry have been criticized for the high limit but have yet to reduce it to a more meaningful figure of say 10 cMs or even 15.
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May I ask,

I did the 'my heritage' test last year, I managed to get no 'close family' as they say on the site and only 1 extended family (on the site as : 1st cousin twice removed - 3rd cousin once removed, about 80yrs in the USA) so I didn't bother looking into it.

Would Ancestry be a good option to try also, or would there be any point?

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Do you know that you can easily upload the MyHeritage test to other sites for free, the main ones being FTDNA and Gedmatch. There is a charge of I think it's $19 on FTDNA if you want to use some more of their tools but you will see your matches that are on their databank for free.

Gedmatch is particularly useful as it has lots of free tools eg "are your parents related" which they can tell from your test. They have more in-depth tools that you can try for $10 for a months use.

Moving on to your question about taking an Ancestry test. I find most of my matches on Ancestry and if you are into Family Trees at all, I would say it is advisable to test with Ancestry as links the matches to trees which is very useful, although this might be only if you pay a subscription every year.
Either way, Ancestry have the biggest database so I think it is worth testing there. Unfortunately, you can't upload your test to Ancestry or indeed to the other largish one 23andme, you have to do separate tests.
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15-08-2019, 00:53   #582
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Ancestry only show shared matches over 20 cMs, so if person A has a sharing with you of less than 20 cMs they will not appear as a shared match on your list of shared matches with B. Is this the case?


Ancestry have been criticized for the high limit but have yet to reduce it to a more meaningful figure of say 10 cMs or even 15.
Thank you for this. That would explain my situation yes.
I agree that 10 or 15 cMs would make more sense and be more helpful!!!!!!

Cheers!
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15-08-2019, 09:27   #583
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Moving on to your question about taking an Ancestry test. I find most of my matches on Ancestry and if you are into Family Trees at all, I would say it is advisable to test with Ancestry as links the matches to trees which is very useful, although this might be only if you pay a subscription every year.
Either way, Ancestry have the biggest database so I think it is worth testing there. Unfortunately, you can't upload your test to Ancestry or indeed to the other largish one 23andme, you have to do separate tests.
If you've taken a DNA test with them, they usually offer a one-off 50% subscription on the annual membership.
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15-09-2019, 18:02   #584
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I've recently had a DNA test using the ancestry co.uk test.It has identified I have 48%Irish/Scottish ethnicity,I'm under the impression this is usual as there is little difference between Ireland and Scotland as they have invaded each other over the centuries.Is this correct?I was unsure as my paternal line was from the Raphoe area of Donegal (Ulster plantation,possibly Scottish?)but I also have Irish ancestry,I have no Scottish history in my family tree as far back as I can trace (circa 1806)I wondered if anyone could give me any pointers on narrowing this down?
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15-09-2019, 18:11   #585
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Ethnicity estimates are just a bit of fun at the moment, but expect them to improve with time.

Unless you have knowledge of Scottish ancestry, then assume you've just Irish at this stage.
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