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Candycola
03-27-2018, 10:12 PM
Hi,

I apologise if I'm asking a very basic question but I was wondering if anyone could help me interpret my Gedmatch results? I've tried reading around but there's an awful lot to read, I have a visual impairment which causes painful eyes during prolonged reading so I'm really struggling to figure this out - if someone could talk me through it I'd be really grateful!

I did my DNA testing with ancestry, the results are quite vague: 73% British, 21% Ireland/Scotland/Wales, 6% Europe West. I've traced my family tree back about 5 generations and everyone is Scottish or Irish. I put the raw DNA into Gedmatch and ran the Eurotest K15, here is my Oracle results:

Admix Results (sorted):


# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 34.95
2 Atlantic 32.15
3 West_Med 8.87
4 Baltic 8.79
5 Eastern_Euro 7.93
6 West_Asian 5.09
7 Red_Sea 1.07
8 South_Asian 1.03
9 Amerindian 0.13


Single Population Sharing:


# Population (source) Distance
1 Southeast_English 3.56
2 Irish 3.78
3 West_Scottish 4.12
4 Southwest_English 4.13
5 Orcadian 5.31
6 Danish 6.33
7 North_Dutch 6.45
8 North_German 6.99
9 South_Dutch 7.83
10 Norwegian 10.45
11 West_German 10.66
12 West_Norwegian 10.74
13 French 11.54
14 Swedish 11.84
15 North_Swedish 14.4
16 East_German 14.96
17 Spanish_Cataluna 18.19
18 Southwest_Finnish 18.31
19 Austrian 18.33
20 Spanish_Galicia 19.13


Mixed Mode Population Sharing:


# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 88.4% West_Scottish + 11.6% French_Basque 2.5
2 90.5% Irish + 9.5% French_Basque 2.73
3 84.6% Orcadian + 15.4% French_Basque 2.77
4 88.2% West_Scottish + 11.8% Spanish_Aragon 2.93
5 88% West_Scottish + 12% Spanish_Castilla_La_Mancha 2.93
6 87.4% West_Scottish + 12.6% Spanish_Cantabria 2.95
7 87.7% West_Scottish + 12.3% Southwest_French 2.98
8 90% Irish + 10% Spanish_Cantabria 3.06
9 90.6% Irish + 9.4% Spanish_Castilla_La_Mancha 3.06
10 90.7% Irish + 9.3% Spanish_Aragon 3.07
11 89.6% West_Scottish + 10.4% Spanish_Andalucia 3.1
12 88.9% West_Scottish + 11.1% Spanish_Valencia 3.14
13 90.6% Irish + 9.4% Southwest_French 3.15
14 92.1% Irish + 7.9% Spanish_Andalucia 3.21
15 91.6% Irish + 8.4% Spanish_Valencia 3.23
16 88.2% West_Scottish + 11.8% Spanish_Castilla_Y_Leon 3.24
17 94.6% Southeast_English + 5.4% French_Basque 3.26
18 87.7% West_Scottish + 12.3% Spanish_Cataluna 3.26
19 56.9% Irish + 43.1% Southwest_English 3.26
20 89.1% West_Scottish + 10.9% Spanish_Extremadura 3.27

What do you think?

Thanks very much!

Leto
04-03-2018, 12:34 AM
The GEDmatch results confirm that you're pretty much British. Look at the first population in the distance estimate, it's (Southeast) English closely followed by Irish.
Try K13 as well.

FionnSneachta
04-03-2018, 12:42 PM
My family are all Irish. I also get Southeast English as my top result. As the previous poster suggested, try K13.

Admix Results (sorted):

# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 32.97
2 Atlantic 31.62
3 Baltic 10.24
4 Eastern_Euro 9.24
5 West_Med 8.84
6 East_Med 5.26
7 South_Asian 1.34


Finished reading population data. 207 populations found.
15 components mode.

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Least-squares method.

Using 1 population approximation:
1 Southeast_English @ 5.491510
2 Southwest_English @ 6.673279
3 Irish @ 6.811113
4 West_Scottish @ 7.209114
5 Danish @ 7.846201
6 South_Dutch @ 7.894231
7 North_German @ 8.403760
8 North_Dutch @ 8.909881
9 Orcadian @ 9.622870
10 West_German @ 11.430665
11 French @ 11.853559
12 Norwegian @ 12.594576
13 West_Norwegian @ 13.648409
14 Swedish @ 13.838118
15 North_Swedish @ 15.715920
16 East_German @ 15.866595
17 Spanish_Cataluna @ 18.499096
18 Austrian @ 18.665300
19 Southwest_Finnish @ 19.046789
20 Spanish_Galicia @ 19.721071

Jessie
04-03-2018, 01:04 PM
I'm Irish like FionnSneachta. On the K15 I do get Irish first.

# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 37.04
2 Atlantic 29.88
3 Baltic 11.89
4 Eastern_Euro 8.75
5 West_Asian 5.16
6 West_Med 4.95
7 Amerindian 1.15
8 Red_Sea 1.1
9 Siberian 0.07

Single Population Sharing:

# Population (source) Distance
1 Irish 3.03
2 West_Scottish 3.18
3 North_Dutch 3.71
4 Danish 3.92
5 Orcadian 4.92
6 Southeast_English 5.05
7 North_German 5.1
8 Southwest_English 6.72
9 Norwegian 7.23
10 West_Norwegian 7.49
11 Swedish 8.02
12 South_Dutch 9.76
13 West_German 10.83
14 North_Swedish 10.95
15 East_German 14.23
16 French 14.47
17 Southwest_Finnish 15.54
18 Austrian 18.1
19 Hungarian 18.79
20 Finnish 18.91

Mixed Mode Population Sharing:

# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 85.3% Irish + 14.7% Swedish @ 2.74
2 96.9% West_Scottish + 3.1% Chechen @ 2.76
3 97.1% West_Scottish + 2.9% North_Ossetian @ 2.77
4 97.4% Irish + 2.6% Tabassaran @ 2.78
5 89.9% Irish + 10.1% North_Swedish @ 2.79
6 97.7% Irish + 2.3% Chechen @ 2.8
7 67.9% Irish + 32.1% North_Dutch @ 2.81
8 74.3% West_Scottish + 25.7% North_German @ 2.82
9 97.7% Irish + 2.3% Lezgin @ 2.82
10 97.2% West_Scottish + 2.8% Kabardin @ 2.82
11 86.3% Irish + 13.7% West_Norwegian @ 2.83
12 97.3% West_Scottish + 2.7% Adygei @ 2.83
13 97% West_Scottish + 3% Tabassaran @ 2.83
14 98% Irish + 2% North_Ossetian @ 2.84
15 97.1% West_Scottish + 2.9% Lezgin @ 2.84
16 86.3% Irish + 13.7% Norwegian @ 2.84
17 97.3% West_Scottish + 2.7% Balkar @ 2.85
18 94.8% Irish + 5.2% Finnish @ 2.85
19 96% Irish + 4% Estonian @ 2.86
20 98% Irish + 2% Kabardin @ 2.86

Brother gets Orcadian as his no 1 on the K15

# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 38.02
2 Atlantic 28.5
3 Eastern_Euro 9.98
4 Baltic 9.12
5 West_Med 7.56
6 West_Asian 5.23
7 South_Asian 0.94
8 Amerindian 0.66

Single Population Sharing:

# Population (source) Distance
1 Orcadian 2.86
2 West_Scottish 3.29
3 North_Dutch 3.86
4 Danish 3.88
5 Irish 3.94
6 Southeast_English 4.12
7 Southwest_English 4.99
8 North_German 6.29
9 Norwegian 6.64
10 West_Norwegian 6.68
11 Swedish 8.41
12 South_Dutch 8.96
13 West_German 9.41
14 North_Swedish 11.21
15 French 13.25
16 East_German 14.5
17 Southwest_Finnish 16.66
18 Austrian 18.83
19 Hungarian 19.23
20 Finnish 19.85

Mixed Mode Population Sharing:

# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 93.9% Orcadian + 6.1% Ukrainian_Belgorod @ 2.13
2 94.7% Orcadian + 5.3% Erzya @ 2.15
3 88.5% Orcadian + 11.5% East_German @ 2.16
4 94.1% Orcadian + 5.9% Southwest_Russian @ 2.18
5 94.2% Orcadian + 5.8% Kargopol_Russian @ 2.18
6 93.9% Orcadian + 6.1% Russian_Smolensk @ 2.2
7 96.2% Orcadian + 3.8% Tabassaran @ 2.21
8 96.4% Orcadian + 3.6% Chechen @ 2.21
9 76.6% Orcadian + 23.4% North_German @ 2.21
10 96.4% Orcadian + 3.6% Lezgin @ 2.21
11 93% Orcadian + 7% Croatian @ 2.22
12 93.1% Orcadian + 6.9% South_Polish @ 2.22
13 93.3% Orcadian + 6.7% Polish @ 2.23
14 93.4% Orcadian + 6.6% Moldavian @ 2.24
15 94.3% Orcadian + 5.7% Estonian_Polish @ 2.24
16 93.6% Orcadian + 6.4% Ukrainian @ 2.26
17 91.5% Orcadian + 8.5% Austrian @ 2.27
18 96.6% Orcadian + 3.4% Kabardin @ 2.27
19 94.5% Orcadian + 5.5% Belorussian @ 2.29
20 96.8% Orcadian + 3.2% Adygei @ 2.29

So there is some variance on these cals but most people do get the general area.

FionnSneachta
04-03-2018, 04:49 PM
I'm Irish like FionnSneachta. On the K15 I do get Irish first.

That's interesting. Neither of my parents get Irish as a top result. My dad gets Orcadian and my mum gets Danish. It's good to know that the Irish is accurate for some people anyway rather than it being a bad calculator for the Irish.

Dad's results
Admix Results (sorted):

# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 39.95
2 Atlantic 32.76
3 Eastern_Euro 6.66
4 Baltic 6.44
5 West_Med 6.02
6 West_Asian 5.60
7 Amerindian 1.89


Finished reading population data. 207 populations found.
15 components mode.

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Least-squares method.

Using 1 population approximation:
1 Orcadian @ 5.517498
2 West_Scottish @ 6.585721
3 Irish @ 7.155416
4 Southeast_English @ 8.017736
5 Southwest_English @ 9.329638
6 North_Dutch @ 9.412160
7 Danish @ 9.587898
8 West_Norwegian @ 11.943987
9 North_German @ 12.023730
10 Norwegian @ 13.037819
11 South_Dutch @ 14.550454
12 Swedish @ 14.799120
13 West_German @ 15.593544
14 French @ 18.237728
15 North_Swedish @ 18.496494
16 East_German @ 22.569681
17 Southwest_Finnish @ 24.594244
18 Spanish_Cataluna @ 25.933022
19 Spanish_Galicia @ 26.723780
20 Austrian @ 26.766582

Mum's results
Admix Results (sorted):

# Population Percent
1 North_Sea 36.53
2 Atlantic 29.10
3 Eastern_Euro 13.12
4 Baltic 11.25
5 West_Med 5.10
6 West_Asian 3.92


Finished reading population data. 207 populations found.
15 components mode.

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Least-squares method.

Using 1 population approximation:
1 Danish @ 3.614544
2 West_Scottish @ 5.089056
3 North_Dutch @ 5.207895
4 Irish @ 5.762614
5 North_German @ 6.194343
6 Southeast_English @ 6.753613
7 Orcadian @ 6.948767
8 Norwegian @ 7.369325
9 West_Norwegian @ 8.354932
10 Southwest_English @ 8.377181
11 Swedish @ 8.751081
12 North_Swedish @ 10.243521
13 South_Dutch @ 11.279022
14 West_German @ 12.747787
15 East_German @ 15.374717
16 Southwest_Finnish @ 15.575386
17 French @ 17.145605
18 Finnish @ 19.463083
19 Austrian @ 20.243954
20 Hungarian @ 21.086054

Candycola
04-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Hi,
Thanks for the replies! Yeah it's interesting that I get southwest English as my top result, I've gone back about 7 generations on the family tree and not found a single English ancestor, I'm sure I have some, just seems odd it's the top result. Here's my K13 results:

# Population (source) Distance
1 Southwest_English 3.19
2 Irish 3.21
3 West_Scottish 3.39
4 Orcadian 4.38
5 Southeast_English 5.47
6 North_Dutch 6.12
7 Danish 6.84
8 Norwegian 7.73
9 North_German 8.33
10 South_Dutch 9.2
11 Swedish 10.25
12 West_German 10.72
13 French 13.62
14 Austrian 16.27
15 North_Swedish 16.48
16 East_German 16.61
17 Spanish_Cataluna 20.09
18 Southwest_French 20.43
19 Spanish_Cantabria 21.01
20 Spanish_Castilla_Y_Leon 21.14

Mixed Mode Population Sharing:


# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 91% Irish + 9% French_Basque 2.11
2 91.7% Irish + 8.3% Southwest_French 2.63
3 92.5% Irish + 7.5% Spanish_Aragon 2.64
4 92% Irish + 8% Spanish_Cantabria 2.66
5 50.5% Southwest_English + 49.5% Irish 2.66
6 92.3% West_Scottish + 7.7% French_Basque 2.69
7 92.8% Irish + 7.2% Spanish_Castilla_La_Mancha 2.7
8 96.7% Irish + 3.3% Sardinian 2.73
9 93.6% Irish + 6.4% Spanish_Andalucia 2.75
10 93.7% Irish + 6.3% Spanish_Extremadura 2.81
11 93.2% Irish + 6.8% Spanish_Galicia 2.81
12 93.3% Irish + 6.7% Spanish_Castilla_Y_Leon 2.83
13 93.1% Irish + 6.9% Spanish_Cataluna 2.86
14 56.2% Southwest_English + 43.8% West_Scottish 2.86
15 91.8% West_Scottish + 8.2% Southwest_French 2.87
16 94% Irish + 6% Spanish_Murcia 2.87
17 97.8% Southwest_English + 2.2% Kalash 2.87
18 94.1% Irish + 5.9% Spanish_Valencia 2.87
19 98% Southwest_English + 2% Balochi 2.88
20 96.6% West_Scottish + 3.4% Sardinian 2.89

It looks very, very similar to my K15 I think although the Mixed Mode populations are a little difference (there's some non-European in there). I'm not sure what to make of the Mixed Mode section, I seem to have French and Spanish coming up a lot on there but I don't understand whether than means I have probable French/Spanish ancestry...?

I've also ran my DNA test through a few other calculators: genecove, geneplaza, myheritage, ftdna and they've all come up predominantly british with about 15% Scandinavian, 13% French/Spanish and 6% greek. (some variations between each one though). I know some of the clans I descend from originated with the Normans so that would perhaps explain the Scandinavian. What do you guys think?

Thanks so much for the help! Really appreciated :)