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    Question Do you identify more with Ancient Results or Recent Ancestry?

    After taking my raw Autosomal DNA results to

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    GPS Origins
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    I now have a very clear and precise picture of my recent ancestors and their heritage [last 600-1100 years or so] and also location of distant "ancient" ancestors [back to 300 AD or farther]

    I'm curious if people identify more with their DNA testing results for near history or far back history?

    Since recent European results in matches that seem complicated and mixed, the "ancient" results seem much pure and easier to identify with.


    Thoughts?


    Damn you autocorrect, yes, the poll shows are instead of OUR. Damn you autocorrect.
    Last edited by Askye; 12-09-2017 at 11:48 PM.

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    Guess I was the first to vote. Cool. That rarely happens. Recent ancestry for me, not that I don't think ancient ancestry is cool.

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    Recent for me, since I always know that whatever I know about ancient comes from just three of many lines (my dad's Y-DNA and mtDNA and my mtDNA) and that whatever I end up learning about those, that could be a pretty minor percentage of my ancestry. (I do think it's kind of cool that both my dad and myself coincidentally are K2b* for mtDNA, as that's not all that common a type.) Plus, my dad is Atlantic Model Haplotype, so too common to really identify with, and yet does not fit any of the more specific types on which much is known or currently being figured out.

    I really enjoy all levels of genealogy and am currently a DNA junkie, but knowing the details of what people did and having more of the personal stuff available, being able to identify specific sites and see how everything fits into historical events and trends is fascinating to me, the story aspect. Of course, I would LOVE to have a match with some ancient DNA source.

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    I voted we're all immigrants since there's no more recent option than 300 years, though I'd pick recent ancestry second. Since I grew up in an immigrant household it only seems natural.

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    Well my mom's side of the family doesn't seem to have moved much for the last 2,500 years (rogue N Euro mtDNA haplotype notwithstanding), so the ancient and modern auDNA results differ only in the cultural description, not geography.I

    Dad's results are a blend of west Europe from Britain through Germany. Every Oracle sees him as something different in between or at one end. He's got just enough Ashkenazi to screw up the 4-population oracles. So I enjoy both ancient and modern results for him: it's like looking into different facets of a big crystal: the same thing looks different depending on the angle of view.

    So mark me down as "all of the above"
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    Ancestors: Francis Cooke (M223/I2a2a) b1583; Hester Mahieu (Cooke) (J1c2 mtDNA) b.1584; Richard Warren (E-M35) b1578; Elizabeth Walker (Warren) (H1j mtDNA) b1583;
    John Mead (I2a1/P37.2) b1634; Rev. Joseph Hull (I1, L1301+ L1302-) b1595; Benjamin Harrington (M223/I2a2a-Y5729) b1618; Joshua Griffith (L21>DF13) b1593;
    John Wing (U106) b1584; Thomas Gunn (DF19) b1605; Hermann Wilhelm (DF19) b1635

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Guess I was the first to vote. Cool. That rarely happens. Recent ancestry for me, not that I don't think ancient ancestry is cool.
    If anyone had asked me my ancestry a few months ago, I would've said Scottish, Welsh, Irish and a smidge of English and Native American.
    Then I was able to confirm a lot of my genealogy for ancestors in Virginia, Delaware, New York and Massachusetts.
    So a month ago if anyone asked my ancestral background, I would have had the knowledge that I was actually Scottish, Dutch, Welsh and smidge Native American.
    Now after a month of research and analysis of all the analysis of my raw results, I feel so spread out with the more recent Ancestry.
    Scottish, Irish, Dutch, English, Welsh, Finnish, Icelandic, several types of Native American, North African, Siberian, Iberian, Sardinian, Turk, Iranian, Middle Eastern and French Basque.
    It feels all over the place.
    I guess I like the clear pure starkness of more Ancient results. French Gaul, Finnish, Native American, some Levant and Indian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal C View Post
    I voted we're all immigrants since there's no more recent option than 300 years, though I'd pick recent ancestry second. Since I grew up in an immigrant household it only seems natural.
    I added that 4th poll question because someone I know hates the idea of really finding out who she is and refuses to take any DNA tests. Instead she mocks anyone who is into DNA testing. I wanted to tell her, nope we're not all immigrants, some people were enslaved or kidnapped and moved far afield. I recall former US Presidential nominee Ben Carson calling slaves "immigrants" and cringing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Askye View Post
    After taking my raw Autosomal DNA results to

    Dr. Doug McDonald
    impute.me
    DNA Tribes
    GPS Origins
    Gedmatch

    I now have a very clear and precise picture of my recent ancestors and their heritage [last 600-1100 years or so] and also location of distant "ancient" ancestors [back to 300 AD or farther]

    I'm curious if people identify more with their DNA testing results for near history or far back history?

    Since recent European results in matches that seem complicated and mixed, the "ancient" results seem much pure and easier to identify with.


    Thoughts?


    Damn you autocorrect, yes, the poll shows are instead of OUR. Damn you autocorrect.
    What sort of the ancestry results did you receive from impute.me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timberwolf View Post
    What sort of the ancestry results did you receive from impute.me?
    They have a cool interactive map.
    Similar to Stanford's Genotation site, similar to that.
    But more elegant and easier to use.
    Using info from 1000 Genomes project.
    Was able to compare myself to"
    African
    Ad Mixed American
    East Asian
    European
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    Quote Originally Posted by Askye View Post
    They have a cool interactive map.
    Similar to Stanford's Genotation site, similar to that.
    But more elegant and easier to use.
    Using info from 1000 Genomes project.
    Was able to compare myself to"
    African
    Ad Mixed American
    East Asian
    European
    South Asian
    Do they break Europe down into different regions?

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