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Offline pinefamily

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Re: Accuracy of Ancestry DNA tests
« Reply #9 on: Monday 13 September 21 06:17 BST (UK) »
Whilst I agree with the comments on the accuracy of the ethnicity results, I can't ignore the 6% Chinese/Southwest Asian that showed up in my recent test.
And here I am fairskinned and blue eyed.
Luckily I can narrow down the line it probably comes in. A maternal 2x great grandmother was reported in a newspaper as associating with Chinese.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: Accuracy of Ancestry DNA tests
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 September 21 20:03 BST (UK) »
I was skeptical when I got my Ancestry dna back so I did the MyHeritage dna as well. I thought I was at least 60% English and the rest Irish. Turns out I am 4% English, 38% Irish 11% Scottish and 2% Welsh. The rest is all over the place. Portuguese,Danish, a Norwegian etc.  Itís the 4% English that I canít wrap my little Wigan head around.