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    I tested with both companies, to find out more about my ancestry (i was adopted by the way), I tested first with FTDNA with gave consice results being part European (Finnish, British Isles and Eastern Europe), and my matches were from those regions as well. Later on decided test with 23andme, got my results quickly, anyways a big shocker British Isles 0%, Finnish barely 1%???? I did however got Broad European and broad Northwestern Europe, same thing with my matches, many are from British Isles and Finland,for example 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins. All I am trying to do is figure out from where my family came from, however it is just getting more confusing

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    GEDmatch is probably more reliable. Try using tools for Eurogenes K36:

    http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthre...l=1#post241752

    http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthre...l=1#post228045

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    the short answer is that 23andme is reliable and ftdna is not. there are plenty of threads on the forum about this so don't take my word for it dig through them..
    best of luck
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    OK, actual discussion is in this thread:

    http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthre...l=1#post259046

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    I heard 23&me is reliable because they are so 'generalized'. I wouldnt know because I havent tested with them, but I probably will in the near future, just to cover all my bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sktibo View Post
    the short answer is that 23andme is reliable and ftdna is not. there are plenty of threads on the forum about this so don't take my word for it dig through them..
    best of luck
    the only thing I find frustrating that I got huge percentage of broad European and unnassigned with 23andme

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainguy View Post
    I heard 23&me is reliable because they are so 'generalized'. I wouldnt know because I havent tested with them, but I probably will in the near future, just to cover all my bases.
    it is good especially when it comes to dna matches, easy to navigate, but unassigned persentage is what I don't like about 23andme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainguy View Post
    I heard 23&me is reliable because they are so 'generalized'. I wouldnt know because I havent tested with them, but I probably will in the near future, just to cover all my bases.
    I'd recommend it in your case if you have the money. Although I found it the best I did find an anomaly in my German results, which I know you might be interested in. I show 3% German, but my daughter shows almost 10%. Her mom's from the Philippines, so I know she didn't get it from her. Their Broadly Northwestern European can hide a bunch of stuff. In my case I've probably got some Dutch/German and quite possibly English in my 19% Broadly NWE result.
    The more I learn about this DNA stuff the less I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annalubov View Post
    the only thing I find frustrating that I got huge percentage of broad European and unnassigned with 23andme
    Broadly NW European = North Sea, Germanic. IIRC people from Germany often have Broadly NW European as their highest percentage
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    Hi

    If you do have any British, Gedmatch: Dodecad World9 should find it. IMHO

    I get this in the Oracle, but probably because I am 100% British!

    Using 1 population approximation:
    1 CEU30 @ 0.852587
    2 British @ 1.183340
    3 Cornwall @ 1.430362
    4 Kent @ 1.527143
    5 German @ 1.852902
    6 British_Isles @ 1.911440
    7 Dutch @ 2.021145
    8 Mixed_Germanic @ 2.718150
    9 Irish @ 2.895604
    10 Argyll @ 2.991222


    Using 2 populations approximation:
    1 50% CEU30 +50% CEU30 @ 0.852587


    Using 3 populations approximation:
    1 50% CEU30 +25% CEU30 +25% CEU30 @ 0.852587

    Using 4 populations approximation:
    1 British_Isles + CEU30 + CEU30 + CEU30 @ 0.829940

    Quote Originally Posted by annalubov View Post
    I tested with both companies, to find out more about my ancestry (i was adopted by the way), I tested first with FTDNA with gave consice results being part European (Finnish, British Isles and Eastern Europe), and my matches were from those regions as well. Later on decided test with 23andme, got my results quickly, anyways a big shocker British Isles 0%, Finnish barely 1%???? I did however got Broad European and broad Northwestern Europe, same thing with my matches, many are from British Isles and Finland,for example 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins. All I am trying to do is figure out from where my family came from, however it is just getting more confusing
    Last edited by Solothurn; 07-12-2017 at 01:33 AM.
    LivingDNA:

    GB and Ire 98.5%
    South Germanic 1.5%


    Ancestry:

    Eng, Wales & NW Euro 50%
    North Eng, Ire and Scot 39%
    Norway 5%
    Sweden 4%
    Germanic Europe 2%

    NatGen:

    42% North Euro
    37% Mediterranean
    19% SW Asian

    Known ancestral lines:

    U152: BY3644 @ Vallum Aelium
    H1c3b Salford (mother)
    U4a3a Biddick, Durham (pat grandfather's mother)
    U198 Stanhope, Durham (pat gg grandfather)
    K1a-T195C! Wigan, Lancs (pat grandmother)

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