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Old 07-18-2017, 10:27 AM
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On Ancestry.com, it starts out by telling you a broad category - "Eastern European". It then goes on to clarify a little bit - "Europe East: Primarily located in: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia." That doesn't really help too much as the difference between the Ukraine and Croatia is quite large.

However, Ancestry.com does have a feature called Genetic Communities where it compares your DNA to the DNA of other members and, through the family tree records, deduces where everyone is from. It's pretty cool and, for me, it hit the nail right on the head.

This is what a Genetic Community result looks like --

Thanks for detailing while I've been MIA. Ancestry does have a "European Jewish" estimate separate from any other European category as well.

The genetic communities are great when syncing with your tree - it will tag your ancestors on the map that fit into the communities provided.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:33 PM
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On Ancestry.com, it starts out by telling you a broad category - "Eastern European". It then goes on to clarify a little bit - "Europe East: Primarily located in: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia." That doesn't really help too much as the difference between the Ukraine and Croatia is quite large.

However, Ancestry.com does have a feature called Genetic Communities where it compares your DNA to the DNA of other members and, through the family tree records, deduces where everyone is from. It's pretty cool and, for me, it hit the nail right on the head.

This is what a Genetic Community result looks like --

Awesome! Two of my great grandparents were from Switzerland, so I'm somewhat expecting them to show as Germanic, but if there's a community, all the better!

navane, you've made my day!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:23 PM
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To clarify, Ancestry will give you ALL of the genetic communities to which you belong, not just one. For example, I had my "honorary cousin" in Poland submit his DNA to see if we were related. See the earlier story in this thread; but, he's not a match so far. However, he DID come up with the exact same genetic community as I did -- Poles in Pomerania, which is the graphic of Poland with the orange dots. He also had a second genetic community - the above red-dotted German region. I said to him, "Uhm...it looks like you might also be part German?" To which he laughed and replied, "Yes, my maternal grandfather is a German from Berlin." So, again, the results were quite accurate.
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