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    DNA results confusion?

    Hey guys,
    I am kind of confused about some of the DNA results I've gotten, as they different depending on the tests I take. Specifically, I am curious about Spanish DNA. My mom is Mediterranean, but there is no known ancestry from Spain. However, on every DNA test with the exception of the new update on Ancestry.com, I have Spanish show up.

    Myheritage-

    North and West European
    33.9%
    Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
    21.2%
    Finnish
    2.4%
    Italian
    25.2%
    Iberian
    9.2%

    East Europe
    6.3%
    North Africa
    0.9%
    Native American
    0.9%



    Family tree DNA-
    Southeast Europe 35%
    Scandinavia 33%
    British Isles 21%
    Iberia 7%

    Ancestry-

    Germanic Europe
    35%
    England, Wales & Northwestern Europe
    32%
    Ireland & Scotland
    16%
    Italy
    7%
    Norway
    5%
    France
    5%


    But ancestry.com says that I am 5 percent French, instead of Spanish. My grandpa said that we are French Canadian, so could that be shown as Spanish, instead of French in the other tests? I do not match with France in my heritage or family tree dna.

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    Honestly, it doesn't mean anything. You have some DNA that can be characterized as Mediterranean, and the testing companies have no way of determining whether it's from France, Spain, etc.

    These tests are just do not have that kind of accuracy or precision, even for NW Europe. For some reasonably "ethnically pure" folk, they may get very accurate results, but I think that's just coincidence.

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