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    Comparing ancestry results from the different companies

    Hey everyone

    This is my first post here. I recently got into geneology and discovering my ancestors. I can't believe what I have been missing out on all these years. It is so interesting. Anyways, nice to meet you all.

    My maternal side is from Sicily (maternal haplogroup is k1a) and my paternal side is from UK (haplogroup I-M253).

    I just made the rounds on my ancestry testing. I used AncestryDNA, 23andMe, DNA Land and some of the tools on (mainly Eurogenes k12).

    The results are all generally similar, but there were a couple surprises, namely:
    - Iberian showing up around 2-5% in each test (no known Iberian ancestor - could this be coming up because I have Sicilian ancestry?).
    - Ashkenazi Jew showing up at 1% in AncestryDNA and 4.9% on DnaLand (again, is this coming up because I have Sicilian ancestry?). 0% on 23andMe, 3% on Eurogenes
    - A huge chunk of Europe West (29%) w/ AncestryDNA and only 3.5% w/ 23andMe
    - Eastern Europe (3%) w/AncestryDNA, and 7.7% with DnaLand but 0% on 23andMe

    Here are the full results:

    Northwest European 26%
    South/Central European 19%
    Mediterranean Islander 19%
    Balkan 14%
    Ashkenazi 4.9%
    North Slavic (Eastern Europe) 7.7%
    Southwest (Iberian) 5.5%
    Sardinian 1.6%
    Central Indoeuropean 1.2%
    Central Asia 1.1%

    Italian 35.5%
    British/Irish 17.6%
    Broadly Northwest Europe 17.6%
    Broadly Southern Europ 11.8%
    Iberian 6.3%
    French/German 3.5%
    Broadly European 3.5%
    Balkan 1.1%
    Middle East 2.7%
    Sub Saharan Africa 0.4%

    Europe South 50%
    Europe West 29%
    Great Britain 9%
    Europe East 3%
    Iberian 2%
    Scandanavia 1%
    Euro Jew 1%
    Caucausus 1%
    Ireland 1%
    Asia South 1%
    Middle East 1%
    Africa South 1%

    North Atlantic 29.96%
    West Med 18.40%
    Baltic 17%
    East Med 16.14%
    West Asian 11.96%
    Red Sea 3.46%
    Northeast Africa 1%

    Maternal - K1a
    Paternal - I-M253

    My questions to you all:
    1. How do I interpret these results?
    2. Which site do you all believe to be the most accurate for DNA Ancestry test and why?
    3. What do you make of the surprises I mentioned above? Why do some sites pick up Ashkenazi and others don't?
    4. What could explain the Iberian (no known spanish ancestry, all UK and Sicily)?

    Looking forward to being a steady contributer to the site going forward! Glad to have met like minded people.

    Last edited by Devilfish86; 02-25-2018 at 02:23 PM.

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