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    Is the Ethnicity Estimate getting an update? 2018

    I was looking at some AncestryDNA results on Instagram and I noticed that some people have breakdowns of their Europe South region. I know what Genetic Communities and Migrations are and I am not referring to those. It looks like AncestryDNA is separating Italy from Greece and Spain from Portugal. I noticed that they have a category called Germanic Europe and France has its own separate region. It looks like they have added the Baltic States as a region and Native American has three regions. Has anyone found any information about this potential update or have your results changed?

    Here are some of the pictures I have seen on Instagram:


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    Known ancestry through paper trail: English, Scottish (Ayrshire), Irish (Ulster, Dublin), minor amount of Welsh, German (Saarland), Dutch, minor amounts of Swiss (Zurich), French, Italian (North Italy), and a very small amount of Native American (Chowanoke/Chowanoc).

    23andMe (V4) 90% Confidence Level: 56.1% Broadly NW European, 9% British & Irish, 0.4% Scandinavian, 0.2% Finnish, 32.3% Broadly European, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Unassigned

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    Looks like it. I've seen some updated results on the facebook groups I'm on.
    Ethnogene: 51.4% NW European, 21.6% W European, 10.1% Southeastern African, 9.5% Southeast Asian, 4.4% South Asian, 2% Scandinavian, 1% East African
    Papertrail: 75% NW European, 25% Mauritian Creole

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    Quote Originally Posted by laulei View Post
    I was looking at some AncestryDNA results on Instagram and I noticed that some people have breakdowns of their Europe South region. I know what Genetic Communities and Migrations are and I am not referring to those. It looks like AncestryDNA is separating Italy from Greece and Spain from Portugal. I noticed that they have a category called Germanic Europe and France has its own separate region. It looks like they have added the Baltic States as a region and Native American has three regions. Has anyone found any information about this potential update or have your results changed?

    Here are some of the pictures I have seen on Instagram:


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    I had created a thread about the “Up to Date” notation on my estimate disappearing. A few others noted theirs had disappeared. Myself and another user also had a weird “ Retrieving your results” loading screen when we tried to load our estimates. Perhaps the photos you found are related to what we had noted. Fingers crossed we all start getting more specific areas!
    Last edited by euromutt; 04-19-2018 at 11:58 PM.

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    im curious to see if mine will change at all, or if these were sourced from previous communities. im currently a member of the 'greece, albania, turkey' community. i dont have a community for my sizeable eastern euro percentage, but my mom does, for 'north italy, croatia, bosnia i herzigovina', i'd be interested to see how a new balkan category (if it is new) would parse her results, or mine!

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    also itd be cool if they could offer some specificity about the lower percentage trace regions, although i imagine thats more difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selectivememri View Post
    im curious to see if mine will change at all, or if these were sourced from previous communities. im currently a member of the 'greece, albania, turkey' community. i dont have a community for my sizeable eastern euro percentage, but my mom does, for 'north italy, croatia, bosnia i herzigovina', i'd be interested to see how a new balkan category (if it is new) would parse her results, or mine!
    OP said they weren’t referring to Genetic Communties though. The regions themselves seem to be more specifically drilled down.

    @laulei all of the photos showing the new regions on instagram are recent, so that’s a positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by euromutt View Post
    OP said they weren’t referring to Genetic Communties though. The regions themselves seem to be more specifically drilled down.

    @laulei all of the photos showing the new regions on instagram are recent, so that’s a positive!
    oh there it is, in the second sentence. i cant read apparently, thanks for the clarification! it'll be cool to see how people's results change once they roll these out!
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    Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long, I’m chomping at the bit now after seeing proof.

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    Any idea when this update may happen? Mine is just the same.

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    Good news but still no love for the British Isles. Living DNA/POBI have shown that it is perfectly possible to split out England, Wales, Scotland and NI by region so Ancestry should be able to do it at the national level if nothing else, especially considering how many British testers they have now.

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