Ethnicity on My Heritage #dna #general


mandy.molava@...
 

Has anyone unlocked on My Heritage? Wondered what your thoughts are on the new Ethnicity feature?

I know it's just an estimate, but are we still considering the 1.1% as noise? 
Greece has appeared now, compared to Ancestry. 

Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Russia Galacia


Jill Whitehead
 

As I and others have repeatedly said the ethnicity percentage is mainly meaningless on any of the DNA sites for people of Jewish heritage (due to endogamous populations - ie closed communities and marriages with close relations such as 1st cousins). I would ignore them. They all give different percentages anyway and all use different population samples from different parts of the world, which may or may not assist. It is all down to algorithms in the end, and they are not a substitute for reality checks. Our ancestors came from a variety of different areas over the last few thousand years, so it is hard to pick through this. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


mandy.molava@...
 

As my Great Grandmother comes from the area of 1.1% I just thought this might be relevant?

Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Russia Galacia


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Anything around 1.1% is not significant or relevant. Just noise.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
(Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on FB)
New Mexico