[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] DNA Testing 23andme

David Neumann denuma at rogers.com
Wed Mar 4 14:06:03 PST 2015

Here's a possible explanation of what you are seeing. 23andMe looks at
results of all the people they have tested that have a dna connection to you
to do their analyses for factors such as ethnic or geographic background.
Keep in mind that only a % (Usually less than 50%) of those show a name,
photo or complete the questions about what is known about ancestors. There
is a drop down menu you can use to have it analysed at these 3 levels:
speculative, standard, and conservative. The results are not just based on
what your dna shows, it is also based on what answers are given by those
with whom you share some dna. Click on each one and see what it says. I
believe that the conservative option is based more on your dna results and
the answers you yourself gave. Keep in mind, there could be 2/3 of your dna
relatives who did not reveal these geographic and ethnic answers, so you are
missing a great deal in this analysis.

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From: Ger-Poland-Volhynia [mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at sggee.org] On
Behalf Of Carolyn Schott
Sent: March-02-15 3:55 PM
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] DNA Testing 23andme

I'm not an expert, but your 28% of general northern European is consistent
with your German heritage. I believe that these are just genes that occur
throughout northern Europe (including Germany), but don't cluster in a
specific location like German or France.

It's your 6% of eastern European that I find intriguing. I got a similar
result (about 9% eastern European). And while my family lived in eastern
Europe, as far as I can trace genealogically, they were all ethnic Germans. 

So I'm not sure how to interpret that little bit of eastern European. A
non-paternal event? Or are there other possibilities?

It's a mystery to me and I haven't figured out what to do to learn more. 

Carolyn Schott
Author of "Yes You Yes Now! Visiting Your Ancestral Town"
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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:40:55 -0500
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I recently got my results back. I'm half Irish and that part came back as
expected about 50%. On the German side it showed 7% German and French and
28% broadly northern European. There are also pieces of Scandinavian, about
6% eastern Europe and even a small bit of Ashkenazi. My German grandparents
were ethnic Germans from Russian Poland Wilhelm Mueller and Auguste Manzei.
They are in the master pedigree database. Can someone explain why the German
genetic component is so small?



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