When you do a ancestry DNA test…

posted 5 months ago in Family
Post # 2
2003 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

bibilicious :  In my experience with Ancestry DNA, you just get percentages by country/region and there’s no telling which parent it comes from by the results. 

Post # 3
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I did the 23& me test which I was told is a bit more detailed with medical information and such.  Since I was adopted and had no medical info – that was really important to me!  The heritage information you get is on you alone.  In my case it identified a first cousin who also did the test. One of his Aunts was my natural mother. 

My adopted Mother was 100% Swedish – so I was a bit disappointed that I was not Swedish at all.

Post # 4
4047 posts
Honey bee

My Ancetry DNA come through only in regions. I.e. I got United Kingdom, Western Europe, Italy/Greece, and Eastern Europe, which were 9-47% each. It was a couple of years ago and I may have only paid, for a cheaper test ($89)?

I know my grandmother was pure Austrian – both her parents were immigrants. However, I didn’t get Austria; however, Austria is listed as part of the region for all of my 4 main group, or maybe 3? The regions were drawn like iregular circles/ovals.


Post # 5
4346 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

The test will analyze alleles on your chromosomes to tell you your background/ethnicity. If you specify a mitochondrial DNA test (I don’t know if that’s included or separate), that will tell you your mum’s background through her female ancestors (mitochondria in both men and women is inherited solely through the mother). Only a Y chromosome DNA test from your dad or a brother (or an uncle) will tell you specifically the background of your dad through his male ancestors.

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