DNA Test Results

latest update 30 Dec 2021

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DNA testing has revolutionized family research. There are privacy issues with these tests however, after consideration, I decided to go ahead. In August 2017 I took the Ancestry DNA test. Simply spit into the test tube, post it back and await results. The results consist of an ethnicity estimate and a list of other Ancestry clients who match. I prepared for unexpected results. There were some small but no large surprises. It mostly confirms  the research I have to date. Family members I knew topped the list and others below are relatives, some of who I know through my research. Beyond that several people appeared the family did no know, and I noticed some branches not appearing at all. Fairly normal I understand.

Many more distant connections seem to go back to the Irish and Scottish diasporas, generations before reliable records can be found.

Later, curiosity saw me testing with 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA. My understanding is these two companies, along with Ancestry, have most of the market. Each company has different and evolving client bases and ethnicity algorithms, thus the variations. The FamilyTreeDNA test included Y-DNA and mtDNA results.

Ancestry August 2017 results

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OK, September 2018 Ancestry refined their calculations.
Thus the revised estimate.
Packing away my Yarmulke and Viking helmet.

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Ancestry 2019 estimate.
Some more fine tuning.


2019


2020 Estimate.
More fine tuning.


2020 DNA Ethnicity form
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2021 Update
A little less Irish and a little more Scots.


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FamilyTreeDNA Ethnicity Summary 2021

FTDNA Tree



23andMe ethnicity results 2021
(Love the hint of ancient Egypt)
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All GG Grandparents emigrated to Australia from the UK or Ireland in the 1800s.

Name
Origin
Birth
John Andrews
Verwood, Dorset, England   **Y-DNA Ancestor
1801
Bridget Tracey
Ballinasoe or Galway, Ireland
1819
John Straker
York, England
1815
Mary Ann Boyd
Dublin, Ireland
1822
Thomas Hanrahan
Clare, Ireland
1820
Cecilia Manley
Mayo, Ireland
1835
Patrick O'Hara
Tipperary, Ireland
1837
Margaret Murphy
Queens, Ireland
1839
Joseph Holland
North Rode, Cheshire, England
1829
Bridget Cassidy
Belturbet, Caven, Ireland
1831
Daniel Clarke
Mallow, Cork, Ireland
1831
Margaret Maroney
Clare, Ireland
1831
James Hayhoe
North Elmham, Norfolk, England
1806
Susan Whatley
North Elmham, Norfolk, England
1807
Ross Davidson
Port Glasgow, Scotland
1816
Esther Ross
Edderton, Ross,Scotland   **mtDNA Ancestor
1822


So nine Irish(57%), five English(31%) and two Scots(12%) ancestors

Autosomal DNA

Autosomal DNA tests cover all family relationships in the not too distant past.
Ancestry provide the maps above and identifies close matches (if the person so desires)
I have made some progress in pushing the tree back a generation or so.

Y-DNA Result.

My Haplogroup is R-M269

 My paternal line goes back to Thomas Andrews from Dorset, England in the 1700s.
"...This is a very common European haplogroup that came out of Africa about 50,000 years ago.
It moved through the Middle East and Central Asia to Europe in the last 10-20 thousand years...."
No useful information on my specific tree has been found.


mtDNA Result.

My Haplogroup is H15a1

My maternal line leads back to Esther McKay Ross from Rossshire in the Scottish highlands
"...Mitochondrial haplogroup H is a predominantly European haplogroup that originated outside of Europe
 before the last glacial maximum (LGM). It first expanded in the northern Near East
 and southern Caucasus between 33,000 and 26,000 years ago, and later migrations from Iberia
 suggest it reached Europe before the LGM. It has also spread to Siberia and Inner Asia.
 Today, about 40% of all mitochondrial lineages in Europe are classified as haplogroup H...."
Interesting but nothing added to my tree.


Links to Wikipedia

Genetic history of Europe
Prehistoric Britain
Historical immigration to Great Britain