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Offline Kiltpin

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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 18 October 18 10:09 BST (UK) »
my DNA results have just been updated and I need to scrap the original result

they now say I am

80% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe

and 20% Ireland and Scotland

what happened to my other interesting percentages?



This is exactly why I will not waste my money on a test.

Oh, it is very useful for putting the criminal at the scene of the crime; deciding which of the rugby team is the father; identifying which hairbrush belonged to great-great-great grandfather Jeremiah,

but

as a genealogical tool, I think it just muddies the water.

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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 October 18 20:19 BST (UK) »
It's very tempting but I've managed to resist the DNA route. I just know I'll be disappointed by the results.


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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 20 October 18 19:16 BST (UK) »
I have thought of doing an ethnicity test but I think I shall take a rain check on it. I shall save my money for the yearly sub to Anc.
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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 24 October 19 23:20 BST (UK) »
my DNA results have just been updated and I need to scrap the original result

they now say I am

80% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe

and 20% Ireland and Scotland

what happened to my other interesting percentages?

 ???

3rd update and change in my results as follows

71% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe
and
29% Ireland and Scotland

can I get a 50 / 50 result before long ???

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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 24 October 19 23:24 BST (UK) »
The value of DNA testing is in the match list rather than the ethnicity estimates. That said, changes are not necessarily a reason to give up. This is cutting edge science and improvements/refinements are to be expected. I would be more concerned if nothing ever changed.
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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 24 October 19 23:42 BST (UK) »
Just to endorse the comments from Carclyn.

No-one taking their family history seriously does a DNA test for the ethnicity results. I can not remember when I last looked at or thought about my ethnicity results, but I check my DNA matches most days. They are enormously helpful, confirming some lines, and leading me to the identification of a 3 x great grandfather (you still have to do the documentary research to make sense of the DNA results of course).

It is perfectly reasonable to choose not to do a DNA test. However, please do not  mix up the benefits of DNA matching with the lack of value obtained from ethnicity results.

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Re: My DNA from that well known website!!
« Reply #17 on: Friday 25 October 19 00:03 BST (UK) »
I guess cos we're all lily white skinned and blonde or red headed (some of us) with blue eyes and burn easily that the Celtic DNA wasn't a shock or a surprise!  :D

It was thrilling to realise I have the DNA of ancestors from more exotic areas of the world - that just blows my mind!  8)

I think everyone should have their DNA tested and it might just bring more harmony to what can sometimes feel like a rather fractured world!

All the very best for the season and thanks for posting!

 :)

PS
I watched this which inspired me to get tested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLr26wcF8M

That youtube video is not available here in Oz, because.....
This video contains content from Fox Networks Group Asia and National Geographic, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.