Sunday, July 12, 2015
HOW ACCURATE ARE THE ADMIXTURE OR ETHNICITY RESULTS ON DNA TEST?
At our last DNA Interest Group we became involved in a discussion about the admixture or ethnicity percentages that are shown on DNA test results. My advice to most people is to take the results with a grain of salt. The results are not worthless but may, with close analysis, reveal information about your ethnicity. The following blog by The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell explains very well why I make this statement. This blog is speaking about African inheritance but this is true of any other inheritance such as Native American, French, etc.
I expect these estimated percentages to become more accurate in the future, but in the present there is much more that can be learned about our ancestors by spending time on y-DNA and Autosomal DNA test analysis. Come to our GENCOM meeting on 26 July and learn more about DNA and Genetic Genealogy.
Happy ancestor hunting.