Author Topic: Is it better to have a higher CMs number or more segments!?  (Read 830 times)

Offline LizzieW

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Re: Is it better to have a higher CMs number or more segments!?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 24 November 18 14:51 GMT (UK) »
What is very interesting is that I share 423Cms with the daughter of one of my cousins.  My cousin's  mother and mine were sisters.  However, 89% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe compared to my cousin's daughter (1st cousin once removed) who only has 2% Great Britain.  I have 6% Ireland and Scotland and she has 24% Ireland/Scotland/Wales.  You would think that with a shared 423Cms, our ethnicity would be much closer. 

I know Ancestry has been updating ethnicity and my cousin's daughter apparently hasn't updated hers - you have to click "Update" on your own DNA page to get the latest ethnicity, so that could make a difference. 

However, I did my DNA with 23andMe too (Christmas present) and the results are very different.  It shows I have 8.1% Scandinavian DNA, Ancestry states 0%, they break their results down differently to Ancestry and the rest is broadly similar.

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Re: Is it better to have a higher CMs number or more segments!?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Familydar, no, mine was definitely for finding relatives, although I was bemused by the suggestion of Greek or even Albanian in me is puzzling.

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My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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