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DNA Test Results.
Thiago Zschaber
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Hi buddies, 

Recently I got access to my "MyHeritage" test results for the autosomal DNA test. Then just discovered I could upload the results to the MYFTDNA (myfamilytreedna) website too, what I just did... then surprisingly I got few differences between the results from both sites.

MYHERITAGE said I have: 53% Italy, 11,6% from Scandinavia, 16,8% from East Europe, 0% Western and northernEurope.

MYFTDNA said I have: Western and Central Europe: 48%, Southern Europe 21%, Eastern Europe 2%, Scandinavia: 0%.

All this did help to mess up my mind Undecided! Did anyone try the same? Is there a kind of explanation for that? Which one should I trust at most ?

Thank you. 

Thiago Zschaber
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RE: DNA Test Results.
Cathryn Cavaney
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Hi,

 

How did you load YOUR DNA to MYFTDNA?

 

thanks

Cathryn Cavaney
Australia
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RE: DNA Test Results. [2]
Thiago Zschaber
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Hi, 

Just go to your "manage DNA Kits" area on MyHeritage's website...Then, click on those three spots on the far right side...choosing "Download", follow the steps. (you'll download a RAW file, that contains your DNA results).

You can access MyfamilyTree's website following this: https://www.familytreedna.com/autosomal-transfer , then you just have to transfer the autossomal DNA RAW file you did download from MH, by uploading it to MyFTree's website,...wait a bit for the results.

Hope this can help you.

Regards.

Thiago Zschaber
Brasil
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RE: DNA Test Results. [3]
Alicia Williams
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I have been trying to upload my MH DNA file for a while now and it will not take it in the .zip form or if I put it in .txt form.  This is very frustrating as I am anxious to see what is found... ANY help would be greatly appreciated.  FTNDA claims they are not compatible with MH docs for transferring.

 Thank you.

 Alicia

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RE: DNA Test Results. [4]
Thiago Zschaber
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https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/imports/autosomal-transfer/family-tree-dna-family-finder-transfer-program/

 Hope it helps... it looks like they 've updated some features...so some old versions of dna test from other co might not work anymore. Not sure tho.

 

 

Thiago Zschaber
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RE: DNA Test Results. [5]
Alicia Williams
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Thank you for responding Thiago!

 

Alicia

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RE: DNA Test Results.
Cecilia Montgomery
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"DNA doesn't lie", but each company interprets the evidence differently. Their ethnicity estimates for the same person will all be slightly different. Because of this, getting a 'second opinion" can often be a good idea. 

In this case, despite different percentages, the two results agree more than they disagree. At the continetial level, they closely match each other, it is only at the more specific level where they diverge. It is clear you have at lot of Southern European(quite probably Italian), African(about 14%) and some Native American(about 2%). You may have some Northern and Eastern European. You can be more sure where the two companies agree with each other. 

Generally, FamilyTreeDNA has the least reliable ethnicity results of all the major companies. For example, it assigns nearly all Europeans about 2% Asia Minor. You have 2% Asia Minor, which may not therefore be genuine. While I would trust MyHeritage over FamilyTreeDNA, it is important to remember that MyHeritage only started doing this less than six months ago.  

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RE: DNA Test Results. [2]
Thiago Zschaber
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Yeah... I got what you mean. It's about how each company define its "gene clusters" for a region/population, and how do they link them. I agree with you, and I think MyHeritage did a good job. I'll consider it the most reliable of both.

It's interesting how they put me as Italian rather than just some generic "Southern Europe" (that could also mean Iberia, Greece, etc), as MYFTDNA did.

Thanks for the help 'n clarfication. 

Greetings. 

Thiago Zschaber
Brasil
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RE: DNA Test Results. [2]
Lyn Irvine
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Thank you, helps me understand a little better.
Lyn Irvine
Australia
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RE: DNA Test Results.
Lyn Irvine
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Im also interested to find out why the test results are not the same? ... I thought 'DNA doesnt lie' Laughing
Lyn Irvine
Australia
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