DNA Test Results

latest update 5 July 2022

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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.com DNA test. Simply spit into the test tube, post it away and await results. The results consist of an ethnicity estimate and a list of other clients you share an ancestor with. The ethnicity estimate represents the period between 500 and 1000 years ago they say.

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.

As of mid 2022 Ancestry.com has tested about 22 million individuals.

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 DNA market. Each has different and evolving client bases and ethnicity algorithms, thus the variations. There were no wild differences. The FamilyTreeDNA test included Y-DNA and mtDNA results. These extra tests provided only ancient and academic information.

Ancestry August 2017 results

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Ancestry September 2018 .. refined calculations.

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Ancestry 2019 estimate.
Some more fine tuning.


2019


Ancestry 2020 Estimate.
More fine tuning.


2020 DNA Ethnicity form
          Ancestry

Ancestry 2021 Update
A little less Irish and a little more Scots.


DNA
          2021



Ancestry 2022 Update
Seems England & Northwestern Europe have disappeared
Family history research indicate 30% English background so some further divergence with DNA results

Ancestry Ethnicity 2022
 
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Ancestry have also provided an estimate of parental ethnicity in 2022
We have to guess which one is which.

Inheritance DNA


FamilyTreeDNA Ethnicity Summary 2021

FTDNA Tree



23andMe ethnicity results 2021
(Love the hint of ancient Egypt, cueing The Bangles))
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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, (Laois) 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 Buck 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 (500-1000years they say).
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.


FamilyTreeDNA Y-DNA Result.

My Haplogroup is R-M269

Haplogroup R-M269 is the sub-clade of human Y-chromosome haplogroup R1b.
 My paternal line goes back to Thomas Andrews from Dorset, England in the 1700s.
No useful information on my specific tree has been found.
Image from FamilyTreeDNA.
Paternal
          Line


FamilyTreeDNA mtDNA Result.

My Haplogroup is H15a1

My maternal line leads back to Esther McKay Ross from Rossshire in the Scottish highlands
Interesting but nothing added to my tree.
Image from FamilyTreeDNA.
FTDNA Maternal Haplogroup


Links to Wikipedia

Genetic history of Europe
Prehistoric Britain
Historical immigration to Great Britain