View Full Version : Defining ethnicities taking into account close relatives

10-23-2019, 12:41 PM
Close relatives receive sometimes inconsistent results, e.g. children with ethnicities that no parent has.

It would be in MH interest to tackle this issue as such basic errors do not give confidence in their work.

I am aware that this is the result of the individual treatment of the profiles. But an effort should be made, at least for the case of a child and both parents.

In my understanding, the way to handle this should be in the line of the following:
- Treat individual profiles (as now)
- Check the consistency of the results
- In cas of inconsistency, test the following three hypotheses:
-- Parent A is wrong
-- Parent B is wrong
-- Child C is wrong
- Adopt the most likely hypothesis.