My Ancestry DNA Results Revealed: Afro-Caribbean Heritage Uncovered [Video]
By Abiola|2019-03-16T21:31:31-04:00March 16th, 2019|
Ancestral Veneration is the sacred ritual and practice of honoring who came before. I took an Ancestry DNA test for the first time from Ancestry.com. So will my Ancestry results match what my family has told me? I am African Guyanese. So let’s see who the DNA test says I am.
Here’s what Ancestry says on their website: AncestryDNA is the top-selling consumer DNA test, AncestryDNA can trace your roots back to 500+ global regions to help you discover the rich details of your family story, and only AncestryDNA can let you discover the recent migration paths and personally relevant historical details of your ancestors—all of it explorable with an interactive timeline.
I am Guyanese African American with a great-grandfather from Barbados. I believe that I am 100% Ashanti/Ghanian, although my grandparents are mixed with other things, including Caucasian and Native ancestors. My mom also was told she is a Fula descendent — I forgot to say that in the video.
I also forgot to say that in Guyana, we have SUCH strong Yoruba retention that chances are if you meet a girl child named Abiola, it is more likely that she is Guyanese than Nigerian. In my family we also have Abena, Adeola and many, many more Yoruba names. However, I assumed that our Yoruba heritage was from Nigeria so I always gravitated toward Nigerian culture. Most of the practices in the church my dad shepherds are Yoruba.
So what will my Ancestry.com DNA tests reveal? And what will my sister find out from her 23 and Me test? Watch the video to fnd out!!
How many past generations does this test go back? Will it test going back a few hundred years?
The problem is that Ancestry is using an autosomal DNA test, which isn’t very accurate beyond 4-5 generations or so — and they even brag that this test is top-of-the-line, cutting-edge technology. This is a lie. The test performed by AncestryDNA is not accurate enough for genealogical purposes. The results for Europe are also imprecise since there are no true German, French, Belgium, Danish, Polish population references that could represent where people resided 500 years ago.
Download your Raw DNA results from ancestry and upload them to gedmatch.com which is free. Eurogenes will give you what you need. If it detects Amerindian in Eurogenes, it’s detecting Eurasian since Europeans and Native Americans have that ancestry in common. For those Americans who suspect Native American ancestry, take Dodecad World9 Admixture. It is shows up on the pie chart, it’s not noise, despite what others might say. Ethiohelix is for African Americans who want to know where in Africa their ancestors came .
— by Sean Morrissey on July 15, 2016
Are these results on a par with 23andme? Are they identical or is there more info or less?
The two tests sequence slightly different parts of your genome, with 23’s test focusing on SNPs with known health and trait implications, while Ancestry looks at more regions known to inform admixture. 23’s test will tell you what your mtDNA is if you are female, and what your Y and mtDNA results are if you are male. Neither of these results are as powerful as the tests you can buy from Family Tree DNA.
23 has a chromosome browser, meaning that you can download matching segment info and use these data to find common ancestors. But, as others point out Ancestry has good tree integration. However, be aware that a sizable number of your Ancestry matches either have no trees or will have their trees locked or will ignore your requests for contact.
At $79 with free Prime shipping, and the ability to upload your results to FTDNA, Ancestry is clearly the best value for money right now. 23andMe’s so-called “health” results are certainly not worth the extra $120 and the company’s new site design is particularly bad. This may improve but right now I would go with Ancestry.
Don’t forget to fish in all the ponds: you can add your DNA results to GEDmatch.com for free, and see if you match others who have not tested at whatever site you decide to use. This ups the odds of finding close relatives. see less -By Ms. Parky on January 3
Does this give you raw genetic data such as for the mthfr gene mutation? That you could then get analyzed separately?
Actually, you can download your RAW DNA data from your Ancestry results and send it for a $5 analysis through promethease.com. For $5, you will receive a 40,00+ page report on a LOT of genetic information, including the BRCA1 and BCRA2 genes and Cystic Fibrosis. -By Catherine St Clair on September 15
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