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Ais
11-16-2020, 01:30 PM
My grandmother has over 100 French matches on MyHeritage, and when I started looking at some of their breakdowns I noticed that they seem to be around 50% Irish/Scottish/Welsh and 50% Southern European - however, their family trees are all French.

Is there a problem on MyHeritage in breaking down French DNA?

Fitis
11-16-2020, 01:42 PM
Yes, it's a recurrent problem!

For example, my results (100% French):
54.5% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
22.8% Sardinian
21.9% Greek
0.8% Indigenous Amazonian

My Father:
29.1% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
25.7% Italian
15.6% Iberian
14.7% English
12.0% Sardinian
2.9% East European

Ais
11-16-2020, 01:54 PM
Yes, it's a recurrent problem!

For example, my results (100% French):
54.5% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
22.8% Sardinian
21.9% Greek
0.8% Indigenous Amazonian

My Father:
29.1% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
25.7% Italian
15.6% Iberian
14.7% English
12.0% Sardinian
2.9% East European

Wow that's pretty awful, they basically model you as Irish and Italian, like it's a G25 calculator!

I was so confused when I saw the match's results, I didn't think it especially likely that they all had secret Scottish fathers :P Hopefully with the update they can do better by you!

jstephan
11-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Yes, recurrent issue as Fitis mentioned, we all receive a mix of British and Iberian, sometimes Italian (Eastern French) and Scandinavian. The British is often replaced with their "North & West European" category, especially Eastern French. Auvergnats (central French) often receive Half British, quarter Iberian and quarter Italian from what I saw, they are sort of center of Western Europe. At the same time, receiving French would be meaningless too.

My Father :

79.4% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
15.2% Iberian
5.4% Balkan

My Mother :

72.1% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
27.4% Iberian

jstephan
11-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Wow that's pretty awful, they basically model you as Irish and Italian, like it's a G25 calculator!

I was so confused when I saw the match's results, I didn't think it especially likely that they all had secret Scottish fathers :P Hopefully with the update they can do better by you!

No, but there is a good chance their great great .... grand-fathers were the same kind of Bronze age invaders LOL

Trelvern
11-22-2020, 04:57 PM
My Heritage completely missed the target (I'm 100% Breton)

l got 29.9 Scandinavians 29.4 Bretons , Irish,Scottish,Welsh and 26.7 Iberian plus 7.1 Italian, Balts 4.1.

They really need to improve their breakdown.