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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 25 January 23 22:01 GMT (UK) »
I probably wasnít clear. No of course you wouldnít get Jewish matches unless you matched them somewhere along the line, but I presume that the higher numbers of Jewish who test with them may throw up more Jewish than other companies.

From what I read on here Ancestry have their problems too - lack of tools such as chromosome browser, which others have, being one of them.  :) Not being able to see common matches doesnít sound good either. (My Ancestry test is currently in the post, so I have all these little foibles to discover for myself in a couple of months).  :)

I do find a few anomalies with my My Heritage results, but generally I donít have too many complaints.


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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 25 January 23 22:18 GMT (UK) »
You can see shared matches on Ancestry but MH make it simpler to do so

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 26 January 23 01:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi  everyone,  Essnell back again:  Just to sort out a couple of things 

I have had a sub with MY Heritage for years and similar for Ancestry.  Both have been very useful in the past.  Two years ago I tested with MY Heritage. Got those results which were pretty accurate, especially on the Northern Eastern Europe and Sweden and Denmark.  However there were also quite a number from UK and USA. 

Christmas just gone I tested with Ancestry... because I wanted to see if it would be different and possibly help with a brick wall.  So far no!!  But in another way yes. 

What you get, depends on their data base  -  ie "who has tested"

My question was answered by Ruskie and youngtug. 

In the mean time I have been looking at the Ancestry  DNAPainter of Ethnicity on the chromosomes.  Mine looks to overlap and Parent one and Parent two are at odds with each other.  Very confusing as the top chromosome is ? Parent 1 and the bottom ? Parent 2. ---   as on their site info.
Generally their ethnicity is accurate but the mix here between 1 and 2 is baffling.

I am getting the same ethnicity showing up for parent 1 on both pairs of various chromosomes eg.  on ch 1 both top and bottom of the ch pair.      Why? anyone any ideas?

Help !!  Essnell

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 26 January 23 03:14 GMT (UK) »
Oh I see. Thanks for the explanation.

Iím sure someone will be able to help with your additonal query.


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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 26 January 23 07:10 GMT (UK) »
Forget the "ethnicity": it's just guesswork.  Not a good reason for doing the test!

A thought occurs to me: perhaps MyHeritage gives reasonable results from a sample of saliva, but is not capable of analysing an Ancestry data file correctly. 
Submit it to GEDmatch instead: that tells you which segments on which chromosomes match.
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 26 January 23 22:08 GMT (UK) »
If anyone is serious about DNA then an Ancestry test is a Must Have.

Ancestry has 2x as many DNA test results as the next highest 23&Me.

My Heritage is a long way behind in terms of numbers of testers.

That said I have tested with both Ancestry and My Heritage the latter to see the cM of a known Second Cousin who had tested with them, it also enabled me to use the MH Triagulation feature to compare us with her 1/2 Sister who had also tested with MH.

The more you test with and the more use you make of the comparison websites the better chance of at least disloging a brick in your wall.

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 26 January 23 22:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wee Hugh,

Thank you for replying.   I agree entirely but since it's there it was worth looking at just to see "IF"  there was anything that made sense.   

Fortunately for me it does . A lot of sense. Actually pretty accurate as to where past lines do come from. Such as:  a couple of places that are very small  ie Wales and Norway but those could well be accurate as they are on my mother's family as possibilities for distant relatives already.

My previous statement is not about the accuracy, it was about HOW the information is displayed for either parent.    What I am seeing is not mentioned in their supplied information. 

However I think I have an idea :   I have the same ethnic places belonging to both parents yes! 
Now where this occurs If I have parent 1 displayed the top line is a distinct color but on the Bottom line is the same color muted down.  But where there is an ethnic place on just one parent side that is the only color displayed and on the correct top or bottom Line. 

So the Painter tool it is able to show the Ethnicity for both parents at the same time with varied intensity of color as applicable.    This is using only one ethnicity area at a time. That's pretty clever even if they are estimates.

I am calling the muted ones "shadows". 

Have a good day everyone
Cheers from OZ ,   Essnell

Addit  for Biggles50:  I baulked at the Ancestry test for years.  I only did it as my daughter did hers through them and I couldn't get any comparison with what I had for myself.
The result is that I didn't shift the brick in the wall but nudged another out of place elsewhere and totally unexpected. 
However i was recently asked about geni.com by a friend. I had forgotten that I had a trial for there so I revisited that and used this new info from Ancestry  ---- where did that go  --- to a stack of family trees on MyHeritage, only one of which was shown on Ancestry.   As expected they all disagree ;D

 So it pays to be connected to more places.

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #16 on: Friday 27 January 23 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Biggles50,   
I have been reading the link to  where you explain about using ancestry  etc.   

Question:  My Daughter has done her test on ancestry and so have I.  Would I , should I or what about linking her test to mine.   

 At present I seem to have no common ancestors anywhere. 

Essnell

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Re: Adding New DNA to another site
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 28 January 23 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Biggles50,   
I have been reading the link to  where you explain about using ancestry  etc.   

Question:  My Daughter has done her test on ancestry and so have I.  Would I , should I or what about linking her test to mine.   

 At present I seem to have no common ancestors anywhere. 

Essnell

You link your test to yourself in your tree.

Your Daughter has to give you Management rights for her DNA test, its in the menu system, once given you can then assign her DNA test to her entry in your tree.

The DNA linking does not happen automatically, its a manual process.

Re Common Ancestors, these will only show if you have a reasonable family tree on Ancestry, I am just about to run out of battery power.  If you need more advice then do respond and Iíll post a detailed How To