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Dalia11

Ancestry.com, My Heritage DNA or 23 and Me - Did you get the kit for yourself/family?

My aunt sent me the Ancestry.com kit a few years ago for my birthday.

My mother and her parent's/family were born in Poland, my father's side is from Lithuania.

I knew about some of my parent's family origin. I did not know everything however!

Some of the info: 79% eastern European/Russian, and 21% is other European countries. Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia.

The 23 and me is another ancestry info kit. They can also test for genetic health risks. One of my co workers got the ancestry kit from 23 and me. He was happy to find out about his Afican ancestry and other info.
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/21 9:05pm

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I did mine. It was fun.

48% England and Northwestern Europe

37& Scotland

9% Germanic Europe

4% Wales

2% Norway

The Scottish bit was a shocker.

And I knew this, but part of my "communities" is the Lower Midwest & Virginia Settlers (Missouri Ozarks & East and Middle Tennessee Settlers. We sorta knew some of my great-great grandparents migrated from the east coast.

I was mad I wasn't Black. At. All.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/21 9:33pm

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There was royalty on my dads side of the family if you go back a few centuries, I guess that makes me a princess lol
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/21 10:02pm

Dalia11

TrivialPersuit, wonderful!
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/21 10:06pm

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AlphaStreet, nice!👸🤴💎👑
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Reply #5 posted 10/08/21 10:11pm

Dalia11

AlphaStreet, I have to do some more research. My mother told me that on her mother's side, royalty. My mother's side of the family originates from Poland and my father from Lithuania.
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Reply #6 posted 10/09/21 8:28am

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Trivial, I'm surprised that you didn't know you had no black in you. With those genes, you must be borderline transparent, no offense.
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Reply #7 posted 10/09/21 1:15pm

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My sister did. She went all out in investigating our family history. I didn't really have much interest in it because I really don't care about anything from my father's side. I never met him so why would I care about anything about him, you know? So I don't know the percentages and stuff but it's like three quarters Irish with the rest being a mixture of Scottish, Scandinavian and Welsh. I was just happy that there was no English lol
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I did both Ancestry and 23 & Me years ago. They don't match exactly there's some shifting in the larger percentages. I've listed my percentages already not doing it again. I'm very much West African, a bit of every country involved. A bit European, heavy on the British and Irish with splatters of various other countries. And a bit NA and Asian, disappointed it wasn't more but that's how dna works, you don't get everything.

I've found a "twin" cousin, we look exactly alike I'm just a couple of shades darker. And a mountain of other cousins ranging the entire spectrum. 23 did identify my eye issues but they're getting annoying with the health and physical surveys, they pinging me every week with something new. Ancestry dropped me because I won't pay the monthly fee so I could have more twins out there somewhere I'll never meet. I don't think I'll try any others, I even got my mitochondrial dna number with 23 which was cool if I ever want to drill down into it and follow the path of migration. But I know enough for now.
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Reply #9 posted 10/09/21 4:00pm

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EmmaMcG said:

My sister did. She went all out in investigating our family history. I didn't really have much interest in it because I really don't care about anything from my father's side. I never met him so why would I care about anything about him, you know? So I don't know the percentages and stuff but it's like three quarters Irish with the rest being a mixture of Scottish, Scandinavian and Welsh. I was just happy that there was no English lol


Totally get why you don't want to know about your dad, but he might have had some really lovely great grandfolks etc you could've loved and they you, so for that it might be nice to have just a little cursory glance? Just an opinion hope not offensive! Do you know where in Scandinavia? So interesting to be 3/4 these isles and then there too.
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Reply #10 posted 10/09/21 4:02pm

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Dalia11 said:

My aunt sent me the Ancestry.com kit a few years ago for my birthday.

My mother and her parent's/family were born in Poland, my father's side is from Lithuania.

I knew about some of my parent's family origin. I did not know everything however!

Some of the info: 79% eastern European/Russian, and 21% is other European countries. Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia.

The 23 and me is another ancestry info kit. They can also test for genetic health risks. One of my co workers got the ancestry kit from 23 and me. He was happy to find out about his Afican ancestry and other info.
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So are you 100% Eastern European/Russian? It reads that way, i haven't come across anyone yet with such a concentration from one 'area'
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Reply #11 posted 10/09/21 4:07pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I did mine. It was fun.

48% England and Northwestern Europe


37& Scotland


9% Germanic Europe


4% Wales


2% Norway

The Scottish bit was a shocker.

And I knew this, but part of my "communities" is the Lower Midwest & Virginia Settlers (Missouri Ozarks & East and Middle Tennessee Settlers. We sorta knew some of my great-great grandparents migrated from the east coast.

I was mad I wasn't Black. At. All.




I can't believe it can tell even DNA from states of America as it's not the original indigenous anciebt Indian population but people who came from all over to live in the USA, and not that long ago in the scope of time. Wow! How exciting it can track your family path. Lol at mad you're not black at all! Perhaps there was an error in the results and you have a 1% somewhere
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Reply #12 posted 10/09/21 4:07pm

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PJMcGee said:

Trivial, I'm surprised that you didn't know you had no black in you. With those genes, you must be borderline transparent, no offense.


Lolololol
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Reply #13 posted 10/09/21 4:13pm

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onlyforaminute said:

I did both Ancestry and 23 & Me years ago. They don't match exactly there's some shifting in the larger percentages. I've listed my percentages already not doing it again. I'm very much West African, a bit of every country involved. A bit European, heavy on the British and Irish with splatters of various other countries. And a bit NA and Asian, disappointed it wasn't more but that's how dna works, you don't get everything.

I've found a "twin" cousin, we look exactly alike I'm just a couple of shades darker. And a mountain of other cousins ranging the entire spectrum. 23 did identify my eye issues but they're getting annoying with the health and physical surveys, they pinging me every week with something new. Ancestry dropped me because I won't pay the monthly fee so I could have more twins out there somewhere I'll never meet. I don't think I'll try any others, I even got my mitochondrial dna number with 23 which was cool if I ever want to drill down into it and follow the path of migration. But I know enough for now.


To find a twin is incredible as your parents are obv going to be so different their parents and the DNA be diluted I suppose. If you ever renew and find more twins would be fascinating to know, all this is so interesting
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Reply #14 posted 10/09/21 4:14pm

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I really want to do this, which service is best?
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Reply #15 posted 10/09/21 5:37pm

Dalia11

I think all are good. Check out the websites and see which
you are interested in.


Ancestry is one of the popular ones.

There are more services, I will post their info also.
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Reply #16 posted 10/09/21 6:51pm

Dalia11

Genealogybank.com

FamilyTreeDNA.com

CRIGenetics.com

LivingDna.com

NebulaGenomics.com
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Reply #17 posted 10/09/21 9:13pm

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

I can't believe it can tell even DNA from states of America as it's not the original indigenous anciebt Indian population but people who came from all over to live in the USA, and not that long ago in the scope of time. Wow! How exciting it can track your family path.

Lol at mad you're not black at all! Perhaps there was an error in the results and you have a 1% somewhere


I think you can go deeper with indigenous things, but my aunt hasn't told me how yet. (She's good on Ancestry.)

The Tennessee etc thing is a specific moment in migration in the U.S. I'd always read a story about my great-great grandfather moving to TX or Arkansas from the east somewhere, then settling in Oklahoma. The ancestry results confirmed those stories.

My Black wife (I'm her gay husband, but we're really just friends) was just as surprised I don't have Black in me. lol I told her I've had Black in me a time or two... but it has nothing to do with Ancestry.

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Reply #18 posted 10/09/21 9:14pm

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PJMcGee said:

Trivial, I'm surprised that you didn't know you had no black in you. With those genes, you must be borderline transparent, no offense.


You don't know how funky I am. Don't get it twisted.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #19 posted 10/10/21 1:32am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

EmmaMcG said:

My sister did. She went all out in investigating our family history. I didn't really have much interest in it because I really don't care about anything from my father's side. I never met him so why would I care about anything about him, you know? So I don't know the percentages and stuff but it's like three quarters Irish with the rest being a mixture of Scottish, Scandinavian and Welsh. I was just happy that there was no English lol


Totally get why you don't want to know about your dad, but he might have had some really lovely great grandfolks etc you could've loved and they you, so for that it might be nice to have just a little cursory glance? Just an opinion hope not offensive! Do you know where in Scandinavia? So interesting to be 3/4 these isles and then there too.


I think Norway. I'm not 100% sure though but my sister was talking about Vikings and stuff. And apparently one of my ancestors was royalty. Which is probably less impressive than it sounds because Ireland has had so many kings in the past that I'd say most people alive today probably have some sort of link to the old kings.

My father left after failing to convince my mother to have an abortion when she was pregnant on me. This was just before my sister's 2nd birthday. He left my mother alone with two babies and never looked back and he, nor any of his family, have ever tried to contact me or my sister. Even when our mother died he never showed his face. So I'd rather not know anything about him. For example, I don't even know his full name. My sister knows, obviously, but I don't. And I'd rather keep it that way.
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EmmaMcG said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:



Totally get why you don't want to know about your dad, but he might have had some really lovely great grandfolks etc you could've loved and they you, so for that it might be nice to have just a little cursory glance? Just an opinion hope not offensive! Do you know where in Scandinavia? So interesting to be 3/4 these isles and then there too.


I think Norway. I'm not 100% sure though but my sister was talking about Vikings and stuff. And apparently one of my ancestors was royalty. Which is probably less impressive than it sounds because Ireland has had so many kings in the past that I'd say most people alive today probably have some sort of link to the old kings.

My father left after failing to convince my mother to have an abortion when she was pregnant on me. This was just before my sister's 2nd birthday. He left my mother alone with two babies and never looked back and he, nor any of his family, have ever tried to contact me or my sister. Even when our mother died he never showed his face. So I'd rather not know anything about him. For example, I don't even know his full name. My sister knows, obviously, but I don't. And I'd rather keep it that way.



That's dreadful. They say and dick can make a baby but a man makes a father, so true. What is wrong with these parents??
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Reply #21 posted 10/10/21 2:28am

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TrivialPursuit said:



coldcoffeeandcocacola said:





I can't believe it can tell even DNA from states of America as it's not the original indigenous anciebt Indian population but people who came from all over to live in the USA, and not that long ago in the scope of time. Wow! How exciting it can track your family path.

Lol at mad you're not black at all! Perhaps there was an error in the results and you have a 1% somewhere


I think you can go deeper with indigenous things, but my aunt hasn't told me how yet. (She's good on Ancestry.)

The Tennessee etc thing is a specific moment in migration in the U.S. I'd always read a story about my great-great grandfather moving to TX or Arkansas from the east somewhere, then settling in Oklahoma. The ancestry results confirmed those stories.

My Black wife (I'm her gay husband, but we're really just friends) was just as surprised I don't have Black in me. lol I told her I've had Black in me a time or two... but it has nothing to do with Ancestry.



Ha ha ha ha ha epic !!
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Reply #22 posted 10/10/21 9:08am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

I really want to do this, which service is best?


Be careful what company you send your swabs to. Some of them will sell that information to, say, insurance companies. Read the fine print.
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Reply #23 posted 10/10/21 9:34am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

onlyforaminute said:

I did both Ancestry and 23 & Me years ago. They don't match exactly there's some shifting in the larger percentages. I've listed my percentages already not doing it again. I'm very much West African, a bit of every country involved. A bit European, heavy on the British and Irish with splatters of various other countries. And a bit NA and Asian, disappointed it wasn't more but that's how dna works, you don't get everything.

I've found a "twin" cousin, we look exactly alike I'm just a couple of shades darker. And a mountain of other cousins ranging the entire spectrum. 23 did identify my eye issues but they're getting annoying with the health and physical surveys, they pinging me every week with something new. Ancestry dropped me because I won't pay the monthly fee so I could have more twins out there somewhere I'll never meet. I don't think I'll try any others, I even got my mitochondrial dna number with 23 which was cool if I ever want to drill down into it and follow the path of migration. But I know enough for now.


To find a twin is incredible as your parents are obv going to be so different their parents and the DNA be diluted I suppose. If you ever renew and find more twins would be fascinating to know, all this is so interesting



It was quite surprising. She's a 2nd cousin working on the family tree, she got pinged about me when I did my test and reached out. Got connected to people I knew existed but had zero info on. I liked that.

Choosing a test depends on what you want to know. Some go back to 10,000s of years, some breakdown the Neanderthal info, some look deeper into genetic health. I'm happy with the 2 I chose. Both concentrated on the last few hundred years. Ancestry has probably the largest resources for connecting to current family, it's going to cost you. 23 has the general genetic health screening and tendency screening, like if you're prone to be athletic, like sweets or have celiac disease, stuff like that.

And yes they do sell the information.
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Reply #24 posted 10/10/21 1:05pm

Dalia11

Ancestry.com collects a person's saliva in a little tube with some
blue liquid that the person adds after they spit in the tube.
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Reply #25 posted 10/10/21 1:09pm

Dalia11

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

I really want to do this, which service is best?


To find out more info: google each company name, and
look at various YouTube videos about ancestry.com, ancestry dna, etc.
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Reply #26 posted 10/10/21 1:24pm

Dalia11

Useful Charts and Family History Fanatics are two
Channels on YouTube that describe/compare dna test
results and services.
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Reply #27 posted 10/10/21 4:52pm

Dalia11

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Dalia11 said:

My aunt sent me the Ancestry.com kit a few years ago for my birthday.

My mother and her parent's/family were born in Poland, my father's side is from Lithuania.

I knew about some of my parent's family origin. I did not know everything however!

Some of the info: 79% eastern European/Russian, and 21% is other European countries. Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia.

The 23 and me is another ancestry info kit. They can also test for genetic health risks. One of my co workers got the ancestry kit from 23 and me. He was happy to find out about his Afican ancestry and other info.
[Edited 10/9/21 9:33am]


So are you 100% Eastern European/Russian? It reads that way, i haven't come across anyone yet with such a concentration from one 'area'


79% Eastern European and Russian, yep.
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Reply #28 posted 10/10/21 5:36pm

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My half brother and sister were born in Brazil in the early 1960s, their father and his family were born in Brazil as well. So they are half Brazilian and
Polish. They also probably have some African genes from their grandfather/
father's side(my mother was told).

I have to review my sister's dna info. My brother died a few years back,
and so did my mother and her parents. They all would have enjoyed reading/
learning more about their ancestry.
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Reply #29 posted 10/10/21 6:37pm

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That’s amazing smile it’s on my bucket list for sure.

Being Arab in a historically charged region, my racial background is mostly a mystery to me, I’m sure though when I shake my DNA family tree, a lot of different people will fall due to the inter-marriages throughout the generations.

The only thing I’m aware of, is that I have eastern African in me (from my father’s side). My grandmother who passed away 70 years ago was from Zanzibar.
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