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    Hi. Just got my ancestry dna results:

    Great britain 94%
    Scandinavia 3%
    Ireland 2%
    Italy/greece 0%
    Europe west 0%
    Iberian peninsula 0%

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    Just wondering what this means. And my percentage of great Britain is alot higher than the average local.

    The great britain part doesnt really explain where my ancestry comes from in terms of anglo saxons/jutes/vikings/normans etc

    Does anyone else have any ideas ?

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    Welcome to the board Mattychatty. I'm afraid that I can't comment on the Great Britain data set reference for Ancestry.com, although I am interested, as I am waiting for results from them. I suspect that although they separate Irish from British, that it may still have a "Celtic" bias - but we shall see what others say. I have previously tested FT-DNA, 23andMe, and Living DNA. That last test is the best DNA test for trying to ascertain where in Britain, ancestors might have lived. Hope to see more of you, and welcome to the journey.

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    Hey. Thanks for the reply. All i know is that alot of my ancestors for many generations lived/died in maidstone kent. But before that i was hoping the dna test would show. Regards Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattychatty View Post
    Hi. Just got my ancestry dna results:

    Great britain 94%
    Scandinavia 3%
    Ireland 2%
    Italy/greece 0%
    Europe west 0%
    Iberian peninsula 0%

    -------
    Caucusus <1%




    Just wondering what this means. And my percentage of great Britain is alot higher than the average local.

    The great britain part doesnt really explain where my ancestry comes from in terms of anglo saxons/jutes/vikings/normans etc

    Does anyone else have any ideas ?
    New record for highest ancestry GB percentage. Means you are genetically similar to the people on Ancestry's reference panel for their GB region. Unfortunately, as you've pointed out it doesn't tell you much. Is all of your ancestry actually English or do you have ancestors from other parts of europe?

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    My parents, grand parents and great grand parents and even my great great grand parents were all born in kent. I even had a 3rd cousin that got into contact with me who did extensive research into their ancestry and even ancestors from the late 1700 were born raised/died in maidstone kent from my mums side of the family. As far as im aware i have no family from anywhere else but england.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattychatty View Post
    My parents, grand parents and great grand parents and even my great great grand parents were all born in kent. I even had a 3rd cousin that got into contact with me who did extensive research into their ancestry and even ancestors from the late 1700 were born raised/died in maidstone kent from my mums side of the family. As far as im aware i have no family from anywhere else but england.
    So in your case ancestry's test did an extraordinarily good job

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    Yeh i agree i didnt really find anything out that i didnt already know. But whats the 3% Scandinavia percentage about and why is it so low ? Does a low percentage mean its from a long time ago ?

    Thanks for answering my questions

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    Your Ireland and your Scandinavian percentages are both most likely attributed to your British I think, there's some overlap between Ancestry's GB region and those two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattychatty View Post
    My parents, grand parents and great grand parents and even my great great grand parents were all born in kent. I even had a 3rd cousin that got into contact with me who did extensive research into their ancestry and even ancestors from the late 1700 were born raised/died in maidstone kent from my mums side of the family. As far as im aware i have no family from anywhere else but england.
    Wow, very unusual to be that "pure" and the testing appears to support it.

    If one goes back eight generations, that person will have 256 lines. Usually among those 256 lines will be several made-up ancestries or ones that are not exactly right for whatever reason.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    Wow, very unusual to be that "pure" and the testing appears to support it.

    If one goes back eight generations, that person will have 256 lines. Usually among those 256 lines will be several made-up ancestries or ones that are not exactly right for whatever reason.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jack
    i think it is actually one of the more interesting results for the reason you stated

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