So I tested myself first and then my mother. My mother and I are linked as mother and daughter, but the same never happened with my father and I after I tested him. Does this mean that he is not my biological father? Our DNA results don’t vary that much to where it looks suspicious, but I’m not sure anymore.
I understand MyHeritage wants to make money, but honestly for $70-100 people should be able to help improve MyHeritage system's records by at least allowing people to confirm or deny record matches for free. I was only able to reconcile a handful of matches that had been duplicated on my dad's family tree site becuase I had reached my limit. If you don't want to provide more detailed info of potential matches unless people pay a membership fee, then I understand, but seriously we should be able to help people confirm connections for free. This only strengthens your database and competetiveness, it doesn't weaken your business model. On the contrary it serves only to frustrate people, leaving them unimpressed, feeling fed up and doesn't incentivize people to want to pay for a membership. Its sort of like a negative reinforcement punishement, who wants that?
On Ancestry and FTDNA it shows that I'm 15-17% British and 7-10% Iberian totatling about 25%. On MyHeritage it shows that I'm exactly 25% Iberian and 0% British. On GEDmatch, the labels are kinda weird and vague but from what I gather I seem to be more North European than South European (on several admixture calculators where "Iberian" is actually an option, it shows about 9-10%). So I was wondering if MyHeritage confused British with Iberian? Cuz everywhere else distinguishes between the two.
I am Albanian from Kosovo, Kosovo is in border with Albania, populated to 95% Albanian like me,
My haplogroup is J2b2-L283 it's proven to be a 100% Illyrian haplogroup i do the test with Family tree dna, the particularity of Kosovo is that it is surrounded by high mountains, which has prevented other ethnic groups from invading us, the Albanian language is one of the oldest in europe, more and more languists say it is the oldest in europe at least older that the Greek.
I do not want to hurt anyone, neither the Greeks nor anyone, I'm just trying to understand, the Greeks and Albanians we probably have a comune origin before
For example the names of the Greek gods that have an Albanian meaning whereas in Greek no
1) Penelope who was waiting odysseus for her husband, he went to the Trojan War for 10 years, but his return to penelope lasted 10 years more because odysseus had punctured the eye of the son of Poseidon the Cyclops, and Poseidon to get rid of him put some obstocals on the sea for him to die, but he's not dead, in total his journey lasted 20 years, penelope would have to remarry since odysseus was not coming back, but she did not want then, she had when I finish knitting this veil I'll marry again, but all she knits during the day she redefines it at night to not get married.
Albanian: Penelyp (Pen = thread, E lyp = She asks) = she asks for thread (to knit).
2) odysseus: husband of penelope, his total journey lasted 20 years.
Albanian: Udhësi (The traveler)
I can give you thousands of examples, we Albanians all our names mean something.
My name : Leutrim (Le = born, trim = brave) = brave born.
my 91.8% (Greek) is Albanian.
my 4.2% (Irish, Scottish and Welsh) comes from over 2800 years ago the Celts were next to us in the Balkans, it proves that we have been in the balkans for thousands of years.
my 2.7% (People of the Balkans) this therm is not yet precise enough, I can't give more details, some Albanians have more than 90% of Balkans while others like me have more than 90% Greek.
my 1.3% (Ashkenazi Jew) it is strange and interesting because a lot of Albanians have 1-2% Jewish Ashkenazi.
Myheritage studied Balkan peoples in the north (croatia) and balkans in the south (Greece) but not the Albanians which is a very serious fault, so that the dna tests for the balkan peoples are all fake .
It's really important to study Albanian
Albanian gheg (Kosovo, northern albania, montenegro, macedonia, south and south east of serbia)
Albanian tosk (South Albania, South Italy, Greece, South Macedonia)
after doing this the results for the peoples of the Balkans will be very accurate.
A proof that proves to me that the Greek and Balkan group designates more Albanians than anything else because, during the Ottoman Empire, the Turks stole our children to put them in the army of the Ottoman Empire, today there are 3-7 million Albanians living in western turkey on the European side, some still speak a little Albanian, for example the father founder of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has Albanian origins of his father, all the Turks from the west near the European side who do a genetic test have a lot of Greek and Balkan, and in my correspondence I have people who come from Turkey but I'm 100 & European so 0% Turkish we correspond with the group "Greek and Balkans".
Kıvanç tatlıtuğ "Turkish actor" blond with blue eyes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kıvanç_Tatlıtuğ
Tatlıtuğ was born on 27 October 1983, in Adana, to Erdem and Nurten Tatlıtuğ. During an interview he has stated that his father is Albanian from the city of Pristina.
He said in public that he is of Albanian origin etc
there is really a lot of incoerance with myheritage and their group balkans and greek, I try to contact them to explain them but I have the impression they do not care.
It's very important balkan, myheritage please don't give up the Albanians and the Balkans.
Just how accurate are the tests? The reason I am asking is that my test results are causing a huge brouhaha in my family. There has always been a question in the back of my mind as to whether I was adopted or not (back almost 60 years ago). This was due to my parents telling me they were looking at adopting when they "discovered" they were pregnant with me. They were living in a foreign country (Dad in military) so no family would have seen mom pregnant. My vaccination records and birth certificate don't add up. There are no medical records on me until I was 6 months old, no vacinnation records, etc. My DOD birth certificate was signed off 6 months after I was born and a month before we came to the U.S. There are no pics of my mom pregnant, no baby pics of me before six months. They sent no pics of me to family until I was six months old. Keep in mind, I am their only child and they were supposedly trying for five years to get pregnant. There are other things to, like my mom's obsessive fear that the British government would take me if something happened to my mom and dad, etc., etc., etc. There is one newborn baby pic of me lying in a hospital crib, but that is it before six months. Then I get my DNA report and it does not show the ethnicity of what my parents claim me to be. My dad is angry I took the test and has told me they are inaccurate and not to believe them. I asked him very very nicely if he could take a test so I can see where the "Italians" came from and he has refused. My mom has passed away. My DNA is showing no German background, and none of my cousins, nor anyone with any of my family surnames going back to all my grandparents are showing up in the search. So basically, how accurate are these tests? Fairly? Or off the charts wrong?
Here to pick everyones brains. I am confused about 2 of my results. Attached are my results (first) then my fathers (second) and mothers (last). I have 17% greek DNA whereas my father has only 1.1% and my mother has none! Is there an explanation to this? Did it somehow skip a generation or something?? lol Also I have south asian genes which isnt evident in my parents results. Thanks!
It seems like it is taking awhile for any tracking information to appear on my kit. Is this a common issue? I went with myHeritage after some research because they were the best priced and seemed to have a quick turn around time.
I received a DNA match which suggests that the match coulld be a second or third cousin (see attached chart). As it turns out, this cousin is my 4th cousin once removed, which was not even identified as a possibility on the chart. However, it turns out that we are related through 6 of our 64 3rd great-grandparents, and not just via one common ancestor. We are also 5th cousins through 6 other of our 128 4th great-grandparents. Would the existence of a lot of common ancestors (each providing DNA segments) influence/confound the "Estimated Relationship" chart resulting in the latter suggesting a closer relationship than truly exists?
I uploaded data on May 4, 2018 and was told 1-2 days. It is now May 10, 2018. Can you advise when the data will be parsed more accurately? I don't have an issue waiting but would like a realistic estimate to ethnicity estimates and DNA matches. I would be potentially interested in premium services but would like to see this handled in a timely manner first as promised. The data was from 23andMe which you advised was possible to upload.
I jumped the gun in uploading DNA Raw Data for a relative. After uploading the raw data I wanted to link it to the person in my family tree to whom it belongs, however it seems I actually needed to upload the data to her particular profile instead of uploading it as a new individual.
I am now unable to link the DNA to her profile so her matches won't be able to see a family tree for her. Is anybody able to tell me how to link this DNA kit to her profile?
Hello. By scrolling through many pages I have wasted most of the day looking for DNA matches which I have seen in the past - and I still can't find them! Is there a simple way of performing this exvercise?
For years, I am 53, we have been told there's Czech and German from my mothers side. Englsh and Italian from fathers. Results were
100% North and West Europe. I see the German but nothing else. My question is, have we been lied to and are our parents perpetuating it? Or are the results wrong? I was expecting some small percent of an unknown but there wasn't. Any answers to ease my mind?
Hi, I just got my results back from my MyHeritage DNA test: As far as I know I’m Korean but my results returned as Japanese, Chinese-Vietnamese and Mongolian. I’m not saying that those results are wrong per se but I just saw in the FAQ’s that Korean ethnicity isn’t support by MyHeritage so I’m not sure what to make of my results. For example:
Is my Korean background just being bunched up with Japanese?