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NinjaPoodle 07-08-2015 05:31 PM

The breakdowns
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...b6&oe=56180931

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...f9&oe=56200B33

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...9f&oe=56267968


Edited to add another graphic.
if there is additional information when you click the 'trace regions' link
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...31&oe=56203139

WhiteRose1912 07-08-2015 08:27 PM

Will do! I'm digging NinjaPoodle's results and I hope 23andme's will be just as cool.

In the meantime, if you type "23andme" into a Google image search, you can get an idea of what some of their health and ancestry reports look like.

NinjaPoodle 07-08-2015 09:20 PM

Thanks! :)

carnation 07-08-2015 09:36 PM

We're about to do 23andme too explore their different options. I already knew I was Caucasian-AA-NA from previous DNA tests but was surprised that my brother had the same percentages that I did; apparently, it doesn't usually work out that way.

NinjaPoodle 07-09-2015 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jen (Post 2320274)
That is very cool!

WhiteRose, when you get your results, let us know how easy they are to read and if they break things down as well as they did for NinjaPoodle =)



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Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2320282)
We're about to do 23andme too explore their different options. I already knew I was Caucasian-AA-NA from previous DNA tests but was surprised that my brother had the same percentages that I did; apparently, it doesn't usually work out that way.

I'm curious about the 23andme health results also. I'll take a look at their site.

honeychile 07-09-2015 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2320282)
We're about to do 23andme too explore their different options. I already knew I was Caucasian-AA-NA from previous DNA tests but was surprised that my brother had the same percentages that I did; apparently, it doesn't usually work out that way.

Really? I had always thought that they would.

You once mentioned that you used a company that will ensure privacy. Do you remember which one it is? Not that I'm paranoid or anything...!

WhiteRose1912 07-09-2015 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by NinjaPoodle (Post 2320360)
I'm curious about the 23andme health results also. I'll take a look at their site.

Just a note for anyone interested in this: 23andme is not allowed to give health interpretations in the US; the FDA gets fussy about it. They will, however, give you your DNA string, which you can punch into a number of other programs to have it interpreted.

Munchkin03 07-09-2015 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2320282)
We're about to do 23andme too explore their different options. I already knew I was Caucasian-AA-NA from previous DNA tests but was surprised that my brother had the same percentages that I did; apparently, it doesn't usually work out that way.

Have you read One Drop? It's a book about a man who passed as white (was Louisiana Creole), and his kids didn't find out until they were adults and he was on his deathbed. At the end, there's a discussion of the tests and how they'll skew wildly even among siblings. A blond, blue-eyed man had a higher percentage of African ancestry than his phenotypically "Black" aunt. It's pretty interesting stuff.

Has anyone done both ancestry Dna and 23 and me?

honeychile 07-09-2015 07:29 PM

I freely admit that I don't know enough about these kits. I was even given a free kit by ancestry.com, but never used it. I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with people being to access a database and say, "Ha! Honeychile's family has a tendency towards becoming serial killers! We need to keep an eye on her!" or something similar.

That said, I probably will break down and do this eventually. My one lineage on ancestry.com was hijacked by someone, and I'd love to prove her wrong. She has that my ggggg-great-grandfather married a Janet Harvey, and he did not. He married Jeannette Giffin. My mother & I spent about a month's worth of hours proving this marriage, and yet, ancestry.com has bastardized my lineage with Janet Harvey. I'm still fighting the Janet v. Jeannette battle with them and it's terribly frustrating. I'd love to see the DNA results for the Hijacker and for me, to prove who's right on this!

As an aside, when my mother & I decided to get serious about genealogy, we asked ourselves whether we wanted the pedigree societies or our own heritage. We chose our own heritage, wherever that would take us. I'm not about trying to be something I'm not - which is why I'm so frustrated with the Hijacker!!

carnation 07-09-2015 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Munchkin03 (Post 2320382)
Have you read One Drop? It's a book about a man who passed as white (was Louisiana Creole), and his kids didn't find out until they were adults and he was on his deathbed. At the end, there's a discussion of the tests and how they'll skew wildly even among siblings. A blond, blue-eyed man had a higher percentage of African ancestry than his phenotypically "Black" aunt. It's pretty interesting stuff.

That is so wild! You just never know what DNA will do. This brother is more phenotypically non-white than I am, yet we had the same results. Our sister is the most phenotypically non-white but I suppose if she got tested, she could end up with either more or less Caucasian DNA. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it!

All of our ancestors who weren't white came from Louisiana. I know that my great great grandmother was NA (the DNA tests only confirmed what we already knew) but all attempts to find out which tribe have come to a dead end. She was probably Coushatta.

TFJsunshine 07-09-2015 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 2320394)
I freely admit that I don't know enough about these kits. I was even given a free kit by ancestry.com, but never used it. I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with people being to access a database and say, "Ha! Honeychile's family has a tendency towards becoming serial killers! We need to keep an eye on her!" or something similar.

I agree. I'm interested in these kits but worried enough about privacy concerns to keep from pulling the trigger.

Might try this:
http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/20/ho...netic-privacy/

NinjaPoodle 07-09-2015 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteRose1912 (Post 2320373)
Just a note for anyone interested in this: 23andme is not allowed to give health interpretations in the US; the FDA gets fussy about it. They will, however, give you your DNA string, which you can punch into a number of other programs to have it interpreted.

Thanks for the heads up.

honeychile 07-27-2015 12:05 AM

I have to admit that I missed most of last season's episodes. Tonight's was great, even though a little painful. At least Ginnifer didn't try to cover up her ancestors like Ben Affleck!

jolene 07-27-2015 08:43 PM

How have I never heard of this show? I'm obsessed with genealogy.

Edited to add that I did a two week free trial with Ancestry a couple of years ago. Thanks to my similarly genealogy obsessed dad and a second cousin who gave me info before she passed ( :'( ), I had some good info.

NinjaPoodle 07-28-2015 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jolene (Post 2323000)
How have I never heard of this show? I'm obsessed with genealogy.

Edited to add that I did a two week free trial with Ancestry a couple of years ago. Thanks to my similarly genealogy obsessed dad and a second cousin who gave me info before she passed ( :'( ), I had some good info.

Sorry to hear about your cousins passing but I think she gave you a wonderful gift in giving you family information.

Welcome to the thread. Read through this one because there is a wealth of information you might find useful. I know I did. :)

Ginnifer's episode was heartbreaking but I was glad to see her follow through with her great grand mothers story.

From the previews, I'm really interested in seeing all of the celebs histories but moreso J.K. Rowling and Alfrie Woodard.


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