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Confused about surprising high percentage

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Re: Confused about surprising high percentage

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I received my DNA results about 2 weeks ago and also was surprised by the Genetic Ethnicity which showed the following:

Central European 74%
British Isles 11%
Finnish/Volga-Ural 10%
Uncertain 5%

About 3 years ago I spent a great deal of time analysing my ancestors, origins based on Surnames, Birth Place, and documented descent. ( I did a spread sheet and everything.)

I determined the following:

Scotish 20%
Scots-Irish 20% (Scottish descent immigrated from Ireland)
Irish 20%
English 10%
German 20%
Other 10%

I am an extremely intelligent person with over 40 years professional experience in the computer industry, with a strong talent for Mathematics and logic. So I feel very confident of my analysis.

I am NOT questioning the results of the Genetic Ethnicity of the DNA test. I am simply looking for an explanation for the high Central Europe results and the extremely low British Isles results, which are complete opposites of what I expected.

Anyone form Ancestry DNA who can help let me know.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pgrieff 17 Nov 2012 12:44AM GMT 
Kelly Wheaton 17 Nov 2012 3:07PM GMT 
pwilson49 20 Nov 2012 12:00PM GMT 
mi2early 20 Nov 2012 12:55PM GMT 
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