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    Am I Puerto Rican or Mexican?

    Soo I did my ancestry DNA recently and i am majorly confused. I found out recently that my father might not be my father.. He is 100% Mexican and has lived in Tijuana most of his life.
    The man now in question is Puerto Rican and Russian and Italian.

    I know that on my mothers side there is no Italian.
    Can there be central mexico or native american in a persons dna who is some Puerto Rican?

    my results

    Native American 29%
    North America, Central America, South America
    Central Mexico

    Ireland/Scotland/Wales 17%
    Primarily located in: Ireland, Wales, Scotland

    Scandinavia 15%
    Primarily located in: Sweden, Norway, Denmark

    Europe South 12%
    Primarily located in: Italy, Greece

    Europe East 11%
    Primarily located in: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

    Europe West 4%
    Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein

    Great Britain 4%
    Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales

    Iberian Peninsula 3%
    Primarily located in: Spain, Portugal

    Africa Southeastern Bantu 2%
    Primarily located in: South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda

    Africa North 1%
    Primarily located in: Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Libya

    Finland/Northwest Russia <1%
    Primarily located in: Finland, Russia (northwest)

    Asia Central <1%
    Primarily located in: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


    man who cold be father is 1/4 puerto rican 1/4 italian 1/4 russian 1/4 unknown.

    mother does have some native american.
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    What do you know about your mother's ancestry?

    Here's wiki on the demographics of PR:

    "One genetic study on the racial makeup of Puerto Ricans (including all races) found them to be roughly around 61% West Eurasian/North African (overwhelmingly of Spanish provenance), 27% Sub-Saharan African and 11% Native American.[203] Another genetic study from 2007, claimed that "the average genomewide individual (ie. Puerto Rican) ancestry proportions have been estimated as 66%, 18%, and 16%, for European, West African, and Native American, respectively."[204] Other study estimates 63.7% European, 21.2% (Sub-Saharan) African, and 15.2% Native American; European ancestry is more prevalent in the West and in Central Puerto Rico, African in Eastern Puerto Rico, and Native American in Northern Puerto Rico."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

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    Those results to me do not suggest half Puerto Rican, nor any Italian ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniquelopez122 View Post
    Soo I did my ancestry DNA recently and i am majorly confused. I found out recently that my father might not be my father.. He is 100% Mexican and has lived in Tijuana most of his life.
    The man now in question is Puerto Rican and Russian and Italian.

    I know that on my mothers side there is no Italian.
    Can there be central mexico or native american in a persons dna who is some Puerto Rican?

    my results

    Native American 29%
    North America, Central America, South America
    Central Mexico

    Ireland/Scotland/Wales 17%

    Scandinavia 15%

    Europe South 12%

    Europe East 11%

    Europe West 4%

    Great Britain 4%

    Iberian Peninsula 3%

    Africa Southeastern Bantu 2%

    Africa North 1%

    Finland/Northwest Russia <1%

    Asia Central <1%
    Don't exactly look like Puerto Rican results. Mexican seems more likely. Certainly not Italian. Doesn't have any Mid East, Caucus, and North African is only 1%.
    DNA Tribes

    Balto - North Slavic 22.4%
    Northwest European 18.8%
    Italian Greek 18.1%
    Persian Jewish 9%
    Iberian 6.3%
    Ashkenazi Jewish 5.9%
    Basque 4.3%
    Sephardic Jewish 4.1%
    Balochi Punjab 3.7%
    Caucasus 2.5%
    Urals 1.3%
    Finnish 1.2%
    Lebanese Cypriot 1%
    Other 1.4%

    Sephardic Jewish Turkey 18.8%
    Argyll and Bute Scottish Highlands 18.6%
    Sardinia 18.4%
    Lithuania 15.7%
    Russia Voronezh 7%
    Belgium 5.6%
    Syrian Jewish 4.9%
    Libyan Jewish 4.4%
    Russia Tver 2.4%
    Azerbaijani Jewish 2.2%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tz85 View Post
    Don't exactly look like Puerto Rican results. Mexican seems more likely. Certainly not Italian. Doesn't have any Mid East, Caucus, and North African is only 1%.
    Could be North Italian, but how many of them are there in the US? Very few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniquelopez122 View Post
    Can there be central mexico in a persons dna who is some Puerto Rican?
    If you're talking about the "migration", a.k.a. genetic community called Central Mexico, then no this will generally speaking not show up for Puerto Ricans (unless they have recent Mexican ancestry). Puerto Ricans will instead be assigned to a Puerto Rican migration (they can even specify areas within Puerto Rico!).

    From what I've seen this migration tool is usually quite accurate and consistent for Puerto Ricans as well as Mexicans (going back 3 or 4 generations, also for people who are mixed). If you have not been assigned to a Puerto Rican migration but only to a Mexican one (and it's not coming from your mother) then i'd say the odds are your father was Mexican indeed.

    If your mother does not have any Native American DNA then your own score of 29% "Native America" is also already quite suggestive of your father being Mexican because such a high level of Amerindian lineage would be very atypical for someone who is fully Puerto Rican, let alone someone who is only half. See this link for example.

    A good way to explore this side of your family is by contacting your closest DNA matches who are also associated with the "Central Mexico" migration. Simply do a search among your matches and select the Central Mexico migration, which will automatically filter them out.
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    Your biological father must have been around 55-60% Native American and 3-5% Sub Saharan African assuming your mother was a European American. I think it's more than certain that your father was Mexican in this case because Puerto Ricans barely have more than 30% Native and their SSA is higher than it would be in your case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giorgio View Post
    Your biological father must have been around 55-60% Native American and 3-5% Sub Saharan African assuming your mother was a European American. I think it's more than certain that your father was Mexican in this case because Puerto Ricans barely have more than 30% Native and their SSA is higher than it would be in your case.
    I agree. It isn't even the low African but the high Native American making me think that it isn't a Puerto Rican ancestry here.

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    Here is my wife's K13. She is 100% Puerto Rican. Whole family is from the Island. Puerto Ricans do have legitimate Italian ancestry, (South, and Corsican), but this clearly seen in my wife. My wife's results are vastly different than this person's

    Population Percent
    1 North_Atlantic 27.01
    2 West_Med 18.17
    3 East_Med 14.68
    4 Sub-Saharan 12.78
    5 Amerindian 10.49
    6 Baltic 8.09
    7 Red_Sea 2.83
    8 Northeast_African 2.66
    9 West_Asian 2.01
    10 Siberian 1.19
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    Balto - North Slavic 22.4%
    Northwest European 18.8%
    Italian Greek 18.1%
    Persian Jewish 9%
    Iberian 6.3%
    Ashkenazi Jewish 5.9%
    Basque 4.3%
    Sephardic Jewish 4.1%
    Balochi Punjab 3.7%
    Caucasus 2.5%
    Urals 1.3%
    Finnish 1.2%
    Lebanese Cypriot 1%
    Other 1.4%

    Sephardic Jewish Turkey 18.8%
    Argyll and Bute Scottish Highlands 18.6%
    Sardinia 18.4%
    Lithuania 15.7%
    Russia Voronezh 7%
    Belgium 5.6%
    Syrian Jewish 4.9%
    Libyan Jewish 4.4%
    Russia Tver 2.4%
    Azerbaijani Jewish 2.2%

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    [QUOTE=moniquelopez122;429078]Soo I did my ancestry DNA recently and i am majorly confused. I found out recently that my father might not be my father.. He is 100% Mexican and has lived in Tijuana most of his life.
    The man now in question is Puerto Rican and Russian and Italian.

    I know that on my mothers side there is no Italian.
    Can there be central mexico or native american in a persons dna who is some Puerto Rican?

    my results

    Native American 29%
    North America, Central America, South America
    Central Mexico

    Ireland/Scotland/Wales 17%

    Scandinavia 15%

    Europe South 12%

    Europe East 11%

    Europe West 4%

    Great Britain 4%

    Iberian Peninsula 3%

    Africa Southeastern Bantu 2%

    Africa North 1%

    Finland/Northwest Russia <1%

    Asia Central <1%

    The man who could be the father in 1/4 puerto rican 1/4 Italian 1/4 russian 1/4 unknown.

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