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DNA profiling

Discussion in 'Personal' started by jubilee, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    My daughter has found out that she is 32% English, 25% Irish, 9% Italian, 7% Iberian Peninsula, 2% Asian, 16% other Western European and 6% Scandinavian. The other 3% is made up of statistically insignificant origins (under 1% each).
    I'm going to get tested in the New Year to find out what my percentages are when her paternal Englishness (and Scandinavian?) are not in the picture. My parentage is Irish and Italian.
    I hope to persuade my parents to do the mouth swab test too.
  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Won't most of us be a similar mix?
    With my hair colour - still blonde with no hint of grey at 60 - I fancy that I might be of Viking stock. MrDt reckons he has Spanish blood and I like to think he is the result of an Armada invasion. Swash and buckle!
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  3. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    The Armada connection has occurred to me too. Some Armada ships were blown off course and landed on the west coast of Ireland which could account for the Iberian link in daughter's DNA. However, my mother's maiden name has strong hints of a connection with Spain. I'm hoping that my my parent's profiles will establish where the link comes from.
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  4. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    Oh sounds interesting.
  5. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'm not sure i want to know
    Searching the family history was bad enough :D
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Is he perchance a good swimmer? Most of the Armada that escaped the battle was sunk in storms whilst taking the long route back to Spain via Scotland.

    Worth noting that different DNA tests tell you different things - they're not all the same.

    Basically we're all African - what varies is the route we took out of there to get here.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I think that some landed on the West coast and were slaughtered by the natives albeit they were co-religionists.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My maternal haplogroup derives from the North Caucasus. That makes sense. I like the cold.

    The biggest surprise was the 0.2% N African! But I do tan easily.

    I did mine through 23andme. Fascinating. Well, I found it so. And continue to do so as, due to the database extending, they are now able to find more strong links between traits and particular genes. So I have a gene associated with misophonia. That's a recently discovered link and it just resonated so much with me!

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