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    Eurovision 2019 and MyHeritage

    MyHeritage and Eurovision entered into a partnership whereby the current and some past participants will test with them. They had something similar for the World Cup if you guys remember.

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    It’s called Eurovision but I see some suspiciously non-European flags for contestants, I’ve never watched but is it not actually exclusive to Europe? Sorry if it’s a stupid question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackToTheForests View Post
    It’s called Eurovision but I see some suspiciously non-European flags for contestants, I’ve never watched but is it not actually exclusive to Europe? Sorry if it’s a stupid question.
    Hopefully more people will be interested in testing as a result. Australia's taken part in the contest of late, also Turkey and Israel for some time. It's been many years since it was an exclusively Western European line-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonikW View Post
    Hopefully more people will be interested in testing as a result. Australia's taken part in the contest of late, also Turkey and Israel for some time. It's been many years since it was an exclusively Western European line-up.
    Thanks! The Australian flag was indeed the tip-off for me, the show seems like a nice concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackToTheForests View Post
    It’s called Eurovision but I see some suspiciously non-European flags for contestants, I’ve never watched but is it not actually exclusive to Europe? Sorry if it’s a stupid question.
    You only need to be an associate member of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union so you don't necessarily have to be European. There are non-Europeans in the contest including Australia. Australia got in due to being mad fans of the Eurovision so they eventually just let them take part.

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    It is a long time ago that "Eurovision" has nothing more to do with the European spirit and culture, now it is only a commercial and ideological show, promoting globalism, diversity etc...

    So as far as I am concerned, this is not "MyHeritage"

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    Just looked at Eimear Quinn's result because I wanted to see if she had Ashkenazi Jewish and sure enough she does.



    There is something very odd about MyHeritage's test because virtually every Irish person gets Ashkenazi Jewish in their results. I've seen quite a few Irish results and I have tested with them as well and I also have Ashkenazi Jewish. The problem though is that Ireland had an extremely low population of Ashkenazi Jews so not likely that nearly every Irish person would end up with a percentage of this. I'd love to have it but I've not had it on other tests and have no known Jewish people in my family tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
    Just looked at Eimear Quinn's result because I wanted to see if she had Ashkenazi Jewish and sure enough she does.



    There is something very odd about MyHeritage's test because virtually every Irish person gets Ashkenazi Jewish in their results. I've seen quite a few Irish results and I have tested with them as well and I also have Ashkenazi Jewish. The problem though is that Ireland had an extremely low population of Ashkenazi Jews so not likely that nearly every Irish person would end up with a percentage of this. I'd love to have it but I've not had it on other tests and have no known Jewish people in my family tree.
    I thought this was so odd, I even clicked that article expecting to see something silly (I wasn’t disappointed). My favorite part is how MyHeritage is so confident in this that they say “she also HAS Ashkenazi and Middle Eastern ancestry”, as if their test is infallible. Good for a giggle, I suppose.
    Y DNA E-V13>Z5018>S2979>Z16659>S2972* John Saunders unknown birthdate, died 1840 in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire, England.
    MtDNA U5a2c3a Betty Hallissy b.1801 Passage West, Cork, Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackToTheForests View Post
    I thought this was so odd, I even clicked that article expecting to see something silly (I wasn’t disappointed). My favorite part is how MyHeritage is so confident in this that they say “she also HAS Ashkenazi and Middle Eastern ancestry”, as if their test is infallible. Good for a giggle, I suppose.
    Ireland has never had any more than 5,000 Jews and presently there is only approx 2,000 and most of these are in Dublin. I'm from areas with no Jewish people and yet it you check Irish results on MyHeritage nearly all with get some Ashkenazi Jewish. I'd really love to have something interesting like that but with nearly every Irish person getting it there is obviously something off with their test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
    Ireland has never had any more than 5,000 Jews and presently there is only approx 2,000 and most of these are in Dublin. I'm from areas with no Jewish people and yet it you check Irish results on MyHeritage nearly all with get some Ashkenazi Jewish. I'd really love to have something interesting like that but with nearly every Irish person getting it there is obviously something off with their test.
    It's a bit perplexing for me because their Irish category estimates actually seem pretty decent (although I do believe it eats away English ancestry if you have it), it's just these small bits that get added in seem so unlikely and are usually never corroborated by other commercial tests. I always struggle with things like this but maybe they have a problem with their Irish samples? Maybe a few outliers slipped through the cracks? I know my mothers results didn't really match her paper trail, scoring only 78.8% in the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh category but, honestly, it's kind of in line with LivingDNA's Irish estimate for my mother (about 72/73% and that is AFTER the Irish panel update so I believe there may be something going on with her but I can't find any clues in my tree besides the obvious brick walls when you get into Ireland). Sorry for the off topic!
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