I have almost the same experience as reviewer at the bottom in quotes. I was confused when results came with discovery of 13% of British and Irish ethnicity. Roughly that's level of greatgrandfathers and mothers and I'm almost sure that one of my greatgrandfathers was of German origin.
Is it possible that somehow German DNA went under BritIrish?
"I recieved the DNA test results for both of my parents, and both don't seem very plausible for me. The results for my father are the worst.
They say that he is 53% British and Irish. That definitely can't be true. I can trace his entire family tree back several hundred years, and most of them are from what is now considered modern day Germany. The others are from east Prussia, along the Lithuanian border. My mom too supposedly has 22.4% British and Irish in her. But here as well, I can trace all of her lines back to what is now modern day Germany. It seams like when in doubt, My Heritage consistently picks British / Irish as a default Option. I could understand if my parents have a small percentage of Celtic in them, because the Celtic tribes criss crossed Germany sometime BCE, but the 54% and the 22% are just way too high.
I have already emailed MyHeritage to question the acurateness of the results. I will have my parents take another DNA test at another company. If those tests seem to be more plausible and detailed, I will cancel my subscription to MyHeritage."
I have a DNA raw data file from the University of Michigan Genes for Good study. There are several versions, including some that say 23andme and some that say vcf in the file names. I've tried to upload all of them and receive an invalid error. Any suggestions?
Uploaded my AncestryDNA RAW file about a week ago. All I get is a message saying that it is "processing". Anyone gotten a result back that can tell me how long this takes. Everywhere else is only hours, not days or weeks. Maybe it's not working?
I was with Ancestry for about 17 years and it seemed like they never updated the Maryland area. Before I join for a year I would like to know from the forum if there is a decent amount of information from the Batlimore/Maryland area and if My Heritage has Old Year books on the website.
Thank you! Any information is very much appreciated.
I'm enter descriptions on each person in english and russian languages, and i want if someone use russian laguage it will see russian desctiption , otherwise - english. But I always see only russian :(
I mailed my kit on 02/06/2017. It is now day 20 and there is no record of their lab having received my test tube vials. In hindsight I wish I had sent my kit via Registered Mail because now I have no proof of the date they received my kit. This sucks. What is the average time frame that people receive DNA results? Because it certainly is not four to six weeks! Grr.
Wondering why I don't get the same "Relationship to site manager" information on my side when I check Smart Matches. I can see what the relationship of the matched person is to the site manager on the matching tree, but cannot see it on mine. Anybody know why?
I have a question for other MH users. I consider my mother's mother and father as my grandparents, and their children (my mother's siblings) as aunts and uncles. But, what if my grandmother dies, and my grandfather re-marries and has a family with another woman who is not biologically related to me? Those children would be my mother's half siblings, but what would be their relationship to me? I have never heard the term "half uncle" or "half aunt". I would think that my grandfather's children would be my uncles and aunts, but their connection to me is only through him and not his new spouse. Just wondering what other people do in this type of situation as far as acknowledging the relationship on MH. Thoughts, anyone?
How does one go about having their information removed from search results?
You've allowed my name, the city I live in, and my AGE to be freely and easily availble online. You shouldn't talk about how much you care about privacy, when you are obviously more than okay with giving people's information away for free to make a quick buck. When age discrimination runs rampant in our country, you shouldn't be making such information freely or easily available.
Anyone who would use your service should be careful because your advertising practices cearly show that you can't and shouldn't be trusted with any additional information.
I am surprised there isn't a specific forum for the DNA test.
I was excited when I got my DNA results back but I'm a little underwhelmed at the results and what I can do with them. At the bottom of the screen it states "Explore more about your DNA with our partner FTDNA"
Are you telling me I have to pay for yet another service (I'm already paying annual subscription for MyHeritage PLUS paid for my DNA test) to help figure out my DNA matches? Has anyone done this? What are the advantages?
I have just received my DNA results and was very surprised to see no German Ancestry. In fact all my ancestors that I know about are right in the middle of the white area outside any of the circles :) I was born in Germany and so were my parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Researching back to the 1700's I have not yet come across any anestors NOT born in Germany.
My results show almost 45% Scandinavian, about 28% Italian (probably going back to the Roman Invasion) 15.4% British/Irish and 12.1% East European. So far all ancestors I have found have been in the far western half of Germany.
Could this be due to restrictions on DNA testing in Germany meaning not enough German DNA avaialbe for comparison?
Would be very interested to find out what others have found re this.
Hello, I was wondering if anyone can help. I have noticed that quite a lot of people in my family tree are appearing multiple times. It seems that when I confirm a match, people have come up as a new person, just because the match I confirmed has a relative spelt slightly different. I have been trying to remove some of these extra people but don't know how many times it has happened.