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Understanding "uncertain" result in DNA test

Understanding "uncertain" result in DNA test

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Nov 2012 2:40AM GMT
I did the DNA test primarily to see if any African ancestry came through. At most, I would be about 6-7% African, but my results showed nothing other than British Isles and Eastern European. I'm guessing the 5% uncertain is the African portion. What I'm wondering is if they are anticipating being able to eventually clarify the uncertain results, or if they will always remain uncertain.

Re: Understanding "uncertain" result in DNA test

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 7:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Nov 2012 8:02PM GMT
Hi, Anne!

The answer Ancestry.com is providing for now is "maybe" and here's where they explain it:

1. Go to "Your DNA Home Page"

2. Click on "View Results"

3. Click on "See Full Results"

4. Place your cursor over your Uncertain percentage and a text box with their explanation will appear.

This explanation can also be found in the AncestryDNA FAQs. See #4 under "Interpreting My Results."

I have 7% Uncertain ethnicity so I'm very interested in knowing what it represents as well.
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