GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > General Chat Topics > Chit Chat

Chit Chat The Chit Chat forum is for discussions that do not fit into the forum topics listed below.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 292,636
Threads: 113,891
Posts: 2,147,011
Welcome to our newest member, erfhgvbnj
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 04-14-2017, 07:58 PM
ellebud ellebud is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: so cal
Posts: 904
We didn't know either about the Yakut. They were, I guess very busy. My father said that it was possible that we had some Mongolian blood because of the original last name. The tribe, so says wikipedia, lived in Siberia. My family is from Germany and Kiev, Russia.

May I ask if you are Jewish?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-14-2017, 08:43 PM
glittergal1985 glittergal1985 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by ellebud View Post
We didn't know either about the Yakut. They were, I guess very busy. My father said that it was possible that we had some Mongolian blood because of the original last name. The tribe, so says wikipedia, lived in Siberia. My family is from Germany and Kiev, Russia.

May I ask if you are Jewish?
Ethnically, yes. 47.9 %. My great grandfather was part Siberian, I'm guessing that's where it came from. Very interesting though!
__________________
ΖΙΛ❤ΘΦΑ

Keeping our heels, heads, and standards high!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-01-2017, 10:38 AM
Dixie_Amazon Dixie_Amazon is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Red Stick, LA
Posts: 259
I am an adult adoptee and have tested with Ancestry and 23andMe. I have uploaded my results to Family Tree DNA, GedMatch, DNA.Land and MyHeritage. MyHeritage is not ready for primetime in IMHO.

I am going to meet my bio-father in June! My bio-mom refuses contact.

As far as ethnicity some of it is very broad. If Ancestry lists you as Irish it is really more accurately described as Celtic. So it could refer to six territories widely considered Celtic nations: Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.
__________________
Dennise

ΒΣΦ
Louisiana Preceptor Pi
Life, Learning and Friendship
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 07-11-2017, 04:10 PM
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 26,390
I think I have Mr. honeychile talked into doing it! Turns out that he's the only local male cousin, and his cousins would love to get his report. Cousin #1 used 23andme, for what it's worth.
__________________
~*~ honeychile - ~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 07-11-2017, 04:19 PM
luv n tpa luv n tpa is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 299
My mother and I both did Ancestry as our Christmas gifts last year. Mine took about 8 weeks to come in. My mom got a notice in about that time frame that her sample could not deliver results, so she had to resubmit and wait another 8 weeks. Frustrating!

It was cool to see what part of my heritage comes from what side. I knew for the most part i would be at least half Polish and a quarter Norwegian. Turns out I'm 70% Eastern European and only 16% Scandinavian - however that I'm also 9% Irish! News to me, but that could absolutely be from Viking conquests. 16+9=25. On the nose.

My mother was exactly what she thought she would be - 98% Eastern European.

Neither of us have matched with any relatives closer than 4th cousins.
__________________
* theta phi alpha *
nothing great is ever achieved
without much enduring
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 07-11-2017, 05:05 PM
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 26,390
^^Didn't they break down the Eastern European? I'm not expecting someone to be of, say, Lichtenstein descent, but Eastern Europe is pretty big!
__________________
~*~ honeychile - ~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 07-11-2017, 05:23 PM
LXA SE285 LXA SE285 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 709
I did 23andMe and my sister did AncestryDNA. My results:

Northwestern European 78.0%
French & German 31.8%
British & Irish 18.7%
Finnish 0.2%
Broadly Northwestern European 27.3%

Southern European 11.7%
Balkan 4.0%
Iberian 2.1%
Broadly Southern European 5.6%

Ashkenazi Jewish 1.2%
Eastern European 0.6%
Broadly European 7.8%

East Asian & Native American 0.5%
Native American 0.4%
East Asian < 0.1%
Yakut < 0.1%
Broadly East Asian < 0.1%
Broadly East Asian & Native American < 0.1%

Sub-Saharan African 0.2%
East African 0.2%

Unassigned < 0.1%

My sister's results:

Ireland 38%
Italy/Greece 22%
Europe West 18%
Iberian Peninsula 5%
Great Britain 4%
Finland/Northwest Russia 3%
European Jewish 2%
Europe East 1%
Caucasus 1%
Africa 0%
Asia 0%
Native American 0%
Pacific Islander 0%

Both of us were surprised that we apparently have little to no Native American ancestry—our grandmother (mom's mom) grew up thinking her father was full-blooded or mostly Cherokee.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-11-2017, 06:56 PM
ellebud ellebud is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: so cal
Posts: 904
An fyi: eastern european generally is code for Jewish. Since Jewish is NOT a race but a religion part of who one is is about the cities or ghettos (de facto not Nazi type ghettos or walled off) ghettos.

In any case what one is doesn't make who one is.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 07-15-2017, 05:44 PM
navane navane is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by ellebud View Post
An fyi: eastern european generally is code for Jewish. Since Jewish is NOT a race but a religion part of who one is is about the cities or ghettos (de facto not Nazi type ghettos or walled off) ghettos.

In any case what one is doesn't make who one is.

I disagree. Eastern European is code for......Eastern European. That includes the peoples of Russia, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, etc. If you meant to say that Jewish is generally code for Eastern European, you might have a better case.
__________________
GFB Z
Gamma Phi Beta

Connect. Impact. Shine.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 07-15-2017, 11:02 PM
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 26,390
Having been a tour hostess through The Nationality Classrooms, I've learned to never paint such a wide brushstroke over any group of countries! I've seen people come close to fisticuffs over centuries-old borderlines!

FWIW, what I've been told (and have discovered through genealogy), my ethnic background is Scots, Irish, English, and German/Swiss. I expect that there could be some Iberian and/or Nordic, due to the Irish, but we'll see. I'm sure that there will be a surprise or two!
__________________
~*~ honeychile - ~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 07-17-2017, 01:26 AM
Jen Jen is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 588
So my mom did 23andme and it phased with my results which updated them. I'm hoping to get my dad done too. This is a big reason why I prefer 23andme over Ancestry DNA. Although Ancestry broke my 70% of British and Irish down to 62% Irish (meaning Ireland, Scotland, Wales) and 13% Great Britain which was nice to know.

I like 23andme more for matching to relatives, and I like their comparison tools.

I have a question for anyone that's familiar with family trees and genetics. I have a great-grandfather who was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, and his side of the family I can trace back in the Channel Islands to the 1600s. I'm wondering what they'd show up as genetically? I am assuming British/Irish looking at my DNA, but the islands are close to France, so I'm wondering if that's where the French/German factors in?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 07-17-2017, 02:20 PM
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 26,390
Jen, I'm on a lot of genealogical sites, and I'll be happy to check out your Channel Islands question. You never know when someone will show up - sort of like MysticCat and I both having a Jamestown connection.

So 23andme matches familial connections? One of my ancestors has been hijacked on ancestry.com and I've been fighting it for a few years now. It's a simple case of GIGO, with someone not doing credible research while I have an actual marriage record. I'd hate to be matched up with someone whose records aren't precise!
__________________
~*~ honeychile - ~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 07-17-2017, 07:54 PM
LXA SE285 LXA SE285 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 709
Residents of the Channel Islands are descendants of the Norman French, as in the Norman Invasion. In addition to English, two island-specific variations of Norman (a dialect still spoken in northwest France) are recognized as regional languages, although it's mostly older people who are still fluent.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 07-18-2017, 12:06 AM
navane navane is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by honeychile View Post
^^Didn't they break down the Eastern European? I'm not expecting someone to be of, say, Lichtenstein descent, but Eastern Europe is pretty big!
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 --

__________________
GFB Z
Gamma Phi Beta

Connect. Impact. Shine.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 07-18-2017, 01:50 AM
Jen Jen is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 588
It got my genetic community right as well - it identified me as primarily Scottish which I am.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IQ and Personality Tests gphib_95 Cool Sites 0 04-26-2004 02:35 AM
Passed my tests! ActionJackson4 Sigma Gamma Rho 5 08-04-2003 03:58 PM
IQ Tests SAEalumnus Cool Sites 0 04-21-2003 05:40 AM
First home PREGNANCY tests, now home PATERNITY tests? AKA2D '91 Alpha Kappa Alpha 3 10-04-2002 12:08 PM
Pledge tests cassiwolf Recruitment 10 01-25-2001 04:45 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.