DNA REPORTS

 

Although I have done extensive research into many branches of the tree and am reasonably sure about my ethnic origins, there are a couple of family stories that I have failed to establish via normal research so thanks to a special offer at Ancestry, I decided to take the plunge and do a DNA test. I have subsequently discovered that AncestryDNA ethnic report is extremely poor and very inaccurate BUT the ability to download the raw DNA file means that it may be uploaded to sites with far superior reporting features like Gedmatch which quickly confirmed the Italian, Scottish and English heritage along with the French one that has so far eluded me but which I heard was part of our line! It has also produced a few surprises like the German, Swedish and Irish connections!

Needless to say, this is all very new and I have yet to connect the data with surnames in the tree but a more experienced friend has offered to help and I intend to learn more about how to decode the DNA data. Note that these reports do not display any personal information other than genome, chromosone and potential ethnic origins which may go back through many generations and due to the nature of how we inherit certain chromosones, may not include or display the information we had hoped for. A good article which explains this is DNA Tests Genealogy Ethnicity written by an Italian Genealogist Lynn Serafinn

The following is a small example collection of my Autosomnal DNA results provided by GedMatch which offer different percentages depending on the type of utility used to extract and display the information. Some are designed to display more specific results like the EthioHelix K10 + French whose results are more meaningful if you have a mix of African and European heritage. The Green coloured text denotes 'clickable' links which opens an image or pdf file in a new window.

Dodecad V3 Chromosone Graph (image file)

Dodecad V3 Admixture Proportions (image file)

Dodecad V3 Population Spreadsheet (pdf file)

EthioHelix K10 + French Chromosone Graph (image file)

EthioHelix K10 + French Admixture Proportions (image file)

EthioHelix K10 + French Population Spreadsheet (image file)

Eurogenes K13 Chromosone Graph (image file)

Eurogenes K13 Modern Admixture Proportions (image file)

Eurogenes K13 Population Spreadsheet (pdf file)

Gedrosia K3 Chromosone Graph (image file)

Gedrosia K3 Admixture Proportions (image file)

Gedrosia K3 Population Spreadsheet (image file)

HarappaWorld Chromosone Graph (image file)

HarappaWorld Admixture Proportions (image file)

HarappaWorld Population Spreadsheet (pdf file)

MDLP K11 Chromosone Graph (image file)

MDLP K11 Modern Admixture Proportions (image file)

MDLP K11 Population Spreadsheet (image file)

puntDNAL K10 Ancient Chromosone Graph (image file)

puntDNAL K10 Ancient Admixture Proportions (image file)

puntDNAL K10 Ancient Population Spreadsheet (image file)



Baltic : Geopolitical term used for grouping the three sovereign states in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Baloch : A people who live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, as well as in the Arabian Peninsula

Beringian : The land and maritime area bounded on the west by the Lena River in Russia; on the east by the Mackenzie River in Canada; on the north by 72 degrees north latitude in the Chukchi Sea; and on the south by the tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Read about the Ancient Beringian at Wikipedia.

Caucasian : Also Caucasoid or Europid is a grouping of human beings historically regarded as a biological taxon, which, depending on which of the historical race classifications used, has usually included some or all of the ancient and modern populations of Europe, Western Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa.

Caucasus Hunter Gatherer (CHG) : Defines peoples found in and around a mountain range in Caucasia, between the Black and Caspian seas, along the border between the Russian Federation, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. A region between the Black and Caspian seas: divided by the Caucasus Mountains into Ciscaucasia in Europe and Transcaucasia in Asia.

CEU HapMap : Northern and Western European

Early Neolithic Farmers (ENF) : Unlike the first settlers they did not move from place to place. They grew crops such as wheat and barley and reared animals like cows, sheep and goats.

Mediterranean : Countries include France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Portugal along the north; Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel on the east; and the African countries of Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on the south.

Oceanian : Geographic region spanning the eastern and western hemispheres comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

Orcadian : A native or inhabitant of the Orkney Islands.

Papuan : Indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighbouring islands.

Western Hunter-Gatherers (WHG) : Mesolithic European hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers expanding from the Near East were called "Western Hunter-Gatherers" (WHG) and "Early European Farmers" (EEF, also "First European Farmers" FEF).

Genetic History of Europe article at Wikipedia.

Neolithic Europe article at Wikipedia









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