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    This will be my first time testing, based on genealogical research (and physical traits) I am expecting a significant amount of German and Scottish/Northern Irish. There is the proverbial American oral tradition in my family of little bit of Native American, my grandmother looked like she could have been a 1/4 at most and her mother also has the looks, I just want to know one way or the other, and if not, where her olive complexion and dark hair may have come from if not Native American.

    It looks like Living DNA or 23andMe would be good for my European genes, what would be recommended as A) my best choice overall were I to do just one and b)the best choice for Native American groups?

    Any advice appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
    This will be my first time testing, based on genealogical research (and physical traits) I am expecting a significant amount of German and Scottish/Northern Irish. There is the proverbial American oral tradition in my family of little bit of Native American, my grandmother looked like she could have been a 1/4 at most and her mother also has the looks, I just want to know one way or the other, and if not, where her olive complexion and dark hair may have come from if not Native American.

    It looks like Living DNA or 23andMe would be good for my European genes, what would be recommended as A) my best choice overall were I to do just one and b)the best choice for Native American groups?

    Any advice appreciated.
    Its all about the size of the reference population, IMO. And last time I checked 23andme had not quite 10,000 people in theirs, far and away the biggest reference of the big-3 (AncestryDNA, 23andme, FTDNA). If you only could go with one, 23andme is it. It also gives you the most recent Ancestry of the others; something like 500 years or so in the past. Ancestry's is definitely more than 1000 years (as they state), and who knows about FamilyTreeDNA. Finally, 23andme gives you maternal and paternal haplogroup info, way, way better than FamilyTreeDNA's Y-str tests, but not quite the resolution of LivingDNA's Y and mtDNA haplogroup info.

    I also have been particularly impressed with LivingDNA's results: you get the deepest haplogroup estimate on both your maternal and paternal sides, and very detailed breakdown of your British ancestry (it seemed to tell the correct story of where my English grandmother and her ancestors were from). Its definitely european-centric and I don't know how good it is at spotting other non-european ethnicities. I know you said you're looking for native american traces too, so I'd better let others reading this thread chime in on this.
    Mum = 50% Irish, 50% Ukrainian
    Dad = 40% French-Canadian, 10% Irish, 50% English
    Big Y + YTree.net = R M269 -> DF27 -> Z195 -> FGC34881 -> FGC34865 (SW France; ~500 ybp)
    FTDNA mtDNA Full Sequence = J1c2e
    Most Distant Known Ancestor = Jean Moreau b. 1630s Parthenay, Deux-Sèvres, France
    Surnames = Welch, Chibry, Moreau, Todd, Anderson, Bedford, Joncas, Basaraba

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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Its all about the size of the reference population, IMO. And last time I checked 23andme had not quite 10,000 people in theirs, far and away the biggest reference of the big-3 (AncestryDNA, 23andme, FTDNA). If you only could go with one, 23andme is it.
    I think it also depends on which populations have the most numbers and whether those are populations you have ancestry in. If most of those samples are in European regions, for example, and only few are from Asia, then their report may not be very good for Asian people (I thought I read somewhere on here that this was the case for 23andMe).

    Also, Geno 2.0 seems to be saying they have at least 75,000 in their reference populations? https://genographic.nationalgeograph...or-scientists/

    It also gives you the most recent Ancestry of the others; something like 500 years or so in the past. Ancestry's is definitely more than 1000 years (as they state), and who knows about FamilyTreeDNA.
    I don't think it's that precise. 23andMe at one point actually say "at least 500 years ago" so it could, and probably does, go back even further: https://www.23andme.com/ancestry-composition-guide/

    "Our reference datasets include genomes from 10,418 people who were carefully chosen to reflect populations that existed before transcontinental travel and migration were common (at least 500 years ago)."

    Finally, 23andme gives you maternal and paternal haplogroup info, way, way better than FamilyTreeDNA's Y-str tests, but not quite the resolution of LivingDNA's Y and mtDNA haplogroup info.
    Why is it better than FTDNA's Y-DNA tests? I thought 23andMe used much less DNA to determine haplogroups than FTDNA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Its all about the size of the reference population, IMO. And last time I checked 23andme had not quite 10,000 people in theirs, far and away the biggest reference of the big-3 (AncestryDNA, 23andme, FTDNA). If you only could go with one, 23andme is it. It also gives you the most recent Ancestry of the others; something like 500 years or so in the past. Ancestry's is definitely more than 1000 years (as they state), and who knows about FamilyTreeDNA. Finally, 23andme gives you maternal and paternal haplogroup info, way, way better than FamilyTreeDNA's Y-str tests, but not quite the resolution of LivingDNA's Y and mtDNA haplogroup info.

    I also have been particularly impressed with LivingDNA's results: you get the deepest haplogroup estimate on both your maternal and paternal sides, and very detailed breakdown of your British ancestry (it seemed to tell the correct story of where my English grandmother and her ancestors were from). Its definitely european-centric and I don't know how good it is at spotting other non-european ethnicities. I know you said you're looking for native american traces too, so I'd better let others reading this thread chime in on this.
    I agree. I always recommend 23andme as the best overall test for your money if you only want to test once. The cousin matches are excellent too. LivingDNA is the way to go if you're of British or European ancestry and simply want information on your regions and haplogroups.
    Last edited by JonikW; 01-26-2018 at 09:52 PM.
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    South Wales Border-related ancestry: 86.8%
    Cornwall: 8%
    Cumbria-related ancestry: 5.2%
    Y line: Peak District, England. Big Y match: Scania, Sweden; TMRCA 1,280 ybp (YFull);
    mtDNA: traces to Glamorgan, Wales, 18th century. Mother's Y line (Wales): R1b L21

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    21.5% NW England
    20.5% Central England
    13.9% South Wales Border
    8.3% Ireland
    6.4% NW Scotland
    5.5% East Anglia
    4.5% SE England
    3.1% Lincolnshire
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    1.7% South Wales
    9.5% GB & Ireland unassigned
    2.4% Europe unassigned

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    45.1% Central England related Ancestry
    23.9% South Wales related ancestry (incl. Ireland)
    10% East Anglia related Ancestry
    6.4% North West Scotland ancestry
    2.5% Orkney Related Ancestry
    9.5% Great Britain & Ireland unassigned
    2.4% Europe unassigned

    My father is Irish and at least 3/4 Irish by blood so I immediately knew that 8% was wrong, however I was impressed that it seemed to recognise where my English family is from (Staffordshire), on the intersection of the Central & NW English regions. I'm most comfortable with the Cautious results, however they're still not quite right. I have no known Scottish, Orcadian, East Anglian, SE English ancestry, and not much Welsh. I'll assume the Irish ancestry is largely represented here by the other Celtic/Brythonic categories and unassigned. I look forward to the Irish results improving as the only thing I'm still curious about is how much Welsh/British blood my father actually has, and he's testing soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingjohn View Post
    it takes living dna a lot of time to answere to emails
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    Not sure but I will say, they tend to reply almost immediately on their FB page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    I also have been particularly impressed with LivingDNA's results: you get the deepest haplogroup estimate on both your maternal and paternal sides, and very detailed breakdown of your British ancestry (it seemed to tell the correct story of where my English grandmother and her ancestors were from).
    Just to be sure, some get that haplogroup depth and some don't. My maternal halplogroup came back "H" with no subclade and has not been updated, so I presume that's how it will stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molfish View Post
    My results:

    Standard

    21.5% NW England
    20.5% Central England
    13.9% South Wales Border
    8.3% Ireland
    6.4% NW Scotland
    5.5% East Anglia
    4.5% SE England
    3.1% Lincolnshire
    2.5% Orkney
    1.7% South Wales
    9.5% GB & Ireland unassigned
    2.4% Europe unassigned

    Cautious

    45.1% Central England related Ancestry
    23.9% South Wales related ancestry (incl. Ireland)
    10% East Anglia related Ancestry
    6.4% North West Scotland ancestry
    2.5% Orkney Related Ancestry
    9.5% Great Britain & Ireland unassigned
    2.4% Europe unassigned

    My father is Irish and at least 3/4 Irish by blood so I immediately knew that 8% was wrong, however I was impressed that it seemed to recognise where my English family is from (Staffordshire), on the intersection of the Central & NW English regions. I'm most comfortable with the Cautious results, however they're still not quite right. I have no known Scottish, Orcadian, East Anglian, SE English ancestry, and not much Welsh. I'll assume the Irish ancestry is largely represented here by the other Celtic/Brythonic categories and unassigned. I look forward to the Irish results improving as the only thing I'm still curious about is how much Welsh/British blood my father actually has, and he's testing soon.
    Two questions.

    1. Is your father from one of the areas of Ireland heavily settled by the English?

    2. Regarding your mtDNA, do I have you on my K1a10 map? https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Y8...3w&usp=sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshook View Post
    Just to be sure, some get that haplogroup depth and some don't. My maternal halplogroup came back "H" with no subclade and has not been updated, so I presume that's how it will stay.
    Good point - I have seen this in some Living testers, yes. I guess I just got lucky, or if Living is currently just focused on Europeans and I just happen to be the most common haplogroup in europe (R1b). I wonder why some don''t get a sharper estimate, and if Living's estimates will sharpen up with time?
    Mum = 50% Irish, 50% Ukrainian
    Dad = 40% French-Canadian, 10% Irish, 50% English
    Big Y + YTree.net = R M269 -> DF27 -> Z195 -> FGC34881 -> FGC34865 (SW France; ~500 ybp)
    FTDNA mtDNA Full Sequence = J1c2e
    Most Distant Known Ancestor = Jean Moreau b. 1630s Parthenay, Deux-Sèvres, France
    Surnames = Welch, Chibry, Moreau, Todd, Anderson, Bedford, Joncas, Basaraba

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