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Re: Ancestry DNA Results

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Get this - My father just got his DNA results back:

Dad:

53% European Jewish
42% Scandinavian

Me:

Central European 29%
Southern European 24%
Persian/Turkish/Caucasus 11%
Middle Eastern 8%
Eastern European 28%

Keep in mind that my mom was full blooded Sicilian, and my father is half Ashkenazi Jew, 1/4 British and 1/4 French.

How is this possible? I am sure he is one of those people who got Scandinavian when he should have gotten British. But what about me? I am sure that the Middle Eastern and Eastern European should add up to European Jewish in my case and who knows what else? How is it possible that my father gets something completely different? I know he is my Dad, I look like him and even more like my grandmother, plus the DNA results matched us as a "parent/child" relationship.

Ancestry.com is not being open enough about how much of these results are a matter of interpretation of data, which in my opinion is not that good. If they could not interpret Middle Eastern and Eastern European in my case as "European Jewish" it's telling me they are not sophisticated enough to be able to isolate the Easterm European from my father's side of the family from the Easterm European from my mother's side. I think perhaps some of the Eastern European I got might have been Greek because Sicilians have a lot of Greek in them, but it did not know how much belonged to the Sicilian side and how much belonged to my Dad's European Jewish side, hence why my results differ from my Dad's on that. I still think my results are not accurate and don't know if they ever will be. I was happy to find out that at least my father got Scandinavian because it means they found the British in him, even though that is not accurate either! What a mess!
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