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Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 03:21 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has updated my ethnicity results, and they still do not fully represent what I have found out from my paper trail, but they are considerably improved.

Paper trail says English for as far back as I can trace, but I know that many years ago we were invaded again and again by different countries. One exception being an Irish 4G grandparents and presumably his ancestors, but as I have been unable to find out anything else about him, he could have been born there to English parents.

Previous estimate -
48% Western Europe
33% Great Britain
6% Irish
1% Scandinavian
5 other regions

Today's estimate
94 % England, Wales and North Western Europe
3% Ireland and Scotland
3% Norway

So, still open to further improvement, but the estimates are getting better. Presumably as the number of British testers increase, the estimates will improve further.

Remains a source for 'amusement' rather than to be taken seriously, but I could agree with most of it now.

Regards Margaret
STEER, mainly Surrey, Kent; PINNOCKS/HAINES, Gosport, Hants; BARKER, mainly Broadwater, Sussex; Gosport, Hampshire; LAVERSUCH, Micheldever, Hampshire; WESTALL, London, Reading, Berks; HYDE, Croydon, Surrey; BRIGDEN, Hadlow, Kent and London; TUTHILL/STEPHENS, London
WILKINSON, Leeds, Yorkshire and Liverpool; WILLIAMSON, Liverpool; BEARE, Yeovil, Somerset; ALLEN, Kent and London; GORST, Liverpool; HOYLE, mainly Leeds, Yorkshire

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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 September 18 06:10 BST (UK) »
I cant get on DNA page to see updates

Site experiencing problems....last upgrading did acknowledgeWelsh percentage ....before then it was included with Irish
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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 September 18 08:22 BST (UK) »
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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 September 18 08:36 BST (UK) »
I think they're reining we Brits in a little (getting us prepared for post-Brexit maybe  :'()  but it does correspond more to my known ancestry!

I'm now:

 55% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe
(specifically North Wales; West Midlands and NW England)
45% Ireland and Scotland

I was:

64% Ireland/Scotland/Wales
15% Europe West
14% Scandinavia
5% GB
Traces from southern Europe and Finland/NW Russia


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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 September 18 08:59 BST (UK) »
I have a question for someone more knowledgable than me.

How far back to these tests go? I mean that someone with entirely English ancestry might have ancestry from Norwegian and Danish Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, etc.
Mead - Herts, Bucks, Essex
Pontifex - Bucks
Goldhurst - London, Middx, Herts
Kellogg/Kelhog - Essex, Cambs

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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 September 18 09:22 BST (UK) »
When I asked Ancestery a question about regions they said its from 2000 years ago.

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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 September 18 09:31 BST (UK) »
Yes   I am not sure now what to believe with it.

MY tree has oooodles circa 7,000  people in after YEARS of working it the hard way and now the easier way with internet...

Approximately
IN MY estimation.  and I am no good at Maths.
so will work it out properly later  but
60% guestimate is actually LEICESTERSHIRE and close counties.
28% Scotland FIFE
10%  Cornwall
1% Irish
leaving 2% floating ...ONE family now  link now to France!
and I have One or Two maybe born in Ireland

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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 September 18 11:06 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
 I'm new to this site. Just saw this thread and wanted to comment. Ive just recieved my updated dna results and its completely different!
I was 37 % Scandinavian now im just 3% norway! I have lost iberian peninsula at 15% and eastern europe and middle east at lower percentages the rest was Great Britain.
Now I'm 92% England,Wales and Northeast europe 5% Ireland and Scotland 3% norway.
Its amusing if you read the "can also be found in" section which basically says all these areas overlap in the results anyway.
Very disappointed its such a load of old cobblers  :(

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Re: Ancestry ethnicity results updated - accuracy improved
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 September 18 11:31 BST (UK) »
Redman45, Most of us agree it's a load of old cobblers. But I'm not really disappointed, mainly because ethnicity is not the reason why I had my DNA tested.

A lot of people are disappointed though, especially if it's their only reason for testing.

But the updates, though wildly different from previous estimates, seem a bit more realistic, perhaps.

Regards Margaret
STEER, mainly Surrey, Kent; PINNOCKS/HAINES, Gosport, Hants; BARKER, mainly Broadwater, Sussex; Gosport, Hampshire; LAVERSUCH, Micheldever, Hampshire; WESTALL, London, Reading, Berks; HYDE, Croydon, Surrey; BRIGDEN, Hadlow, Kent and London; TUTHILL/STEPHENS, London
WILKINSON, Leeds, Yorkshire and Liverpool; WILLIAMSON, Liverpool; BEARE, Yeovil, Somerset; ALLEN, Kent and London; GORST, Liverpool; HOYLE, mainly Leeds, Yorkshire

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