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DNA tests - Anyone done one?

Anderson

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Has anyone done one?

I just did one myself and the results show I am 99% Irish, 1% Norway.


Quite pleased TBH, not sure where the 1% Norway comes from but I presume it comes from the Vikings who came here.

I am pleased to say I am almost 100% Irish!
 

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Same but not going to say where my 1% came from except to say it isn't Britain!

Actually the results of these tests depend on what company you use to do it as their databases are different and obviously they only go back a certain limited period of time. Before that, all bets are off.
 

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Has anyone done one?

I just did one myself and the results show I am 99% Irish, 1% Norway.


Quite pleased TBH, not sure where the 1% Norway comes from but I presume it comes from the Vikings who came here.

I am pleased to say I am almost 100% Irish!
Where do you think your DNA sample is now?
 
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Where do you think your DNA sample is now?
Well if they want to clone me good luck, either way I have 376 matches for DNA, thus I have a lot of relatives who have already submitted my DNA.
 
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Same but not going to say where my 1% came from except to say it isn't Britain!

Actually the results of these tests depend on what company you use to do it as their databases are different and obviously they only go back a certain limited period of time. Before that, all bets are off.

 

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I've never done one, but I'd expect 100% Irish / Celtic. I have no foreign ancestry.
 

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I think in the trade, they are called 'retail DNA' tests. Those really into it, often get their tests done by different companies and I have heard that you can post your results on other companies' charts and thus widen the number of hits for your DNA ie expanding the number of related people.
 

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I did a 23 and me test a few years ago for health reasons.

It said I was 99.8% "European" and 94% "British & Irish".
 
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