I’ve mentioned my 23andMe results on here a few times now, and since I first got the testing done in 2012, they’ve refined some of their ancestry algorithms, causing some small changes to my results. Here’s what’s changed per region:
European: still 87.6%
- French and German went from 15.4% to 28.7%, with strongest evidence of ancestry in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria (both Germany), and Friesland (Netherlands)
- British and Irish went from 13.2% to 4.2%
- Ashkenazi Jewish went from 0.7% to 0.5%
East Asian and Native American: went from 9.2% to 9.0%
- Native American went from 8.3% to 8.8%, with strongest evidence of ancestry in Sonora (Mexico)
Sub-Saharan African: went from 2.1% to 2.2%
So that’s kinda cool.
I was actually thinking of getting my mom and myself a kit from Ancestry.com, since that’s what my dad used for his ancestry a while back and then we could all compare each other based on one company’s results. It’d also be curious to see how different Ancestry.com would be from 23andMe as far as the results go.