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Offline melba_schmelba

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73 new Irish regions on Ancestry DNA
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 11:48 GMT (UK) »
"We’re continually developing our DNA science to ensure it remains as accurate and detailed as possible. With 73 new regions in Ireland taking it to a total of 92, we’ve brought even more detail to your results.

This update may connect you to additional new regions or migration stories, so make sure to check it out. Also, why not delve into our family history records to see what you can discover?"


https://blogs.ancestry.co.uk/ancestry/2019/01/09/launch-new-dna-regions-ireland/


The regions that I got tied in with what I'd already managed to ascertain from genealogical work and my matches so it does look like there is a fair degree of accuracy.

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Re: 73 new Irish regions on Ancestry DNA
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Just checked mine and yes finally they have shifted me across the country to Leinster (which didn't appear to exist earlier).
They also show you how many matches you have in each region and list them.

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Re: 73 new Irish regions on Ancestry DNA
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sinann, yes the number of matches in each area is an interesting feature - although for me it's just two adjacent regions so not particularly useful for separating out different lines. Ireland now has far better coverage now than England, Wales and NW Europe which has only 10 regions, I presume these are also being worked on so should get more accurate in the not too distant future.