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Charpy
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Has anyone done an ancestry test where you send your DNA off to a lab? I did one recently, the results weren’t that surprising:

-90% British
-8% Irish
-2% French

Nothing exotic then! Cant believe I’m overall 98% from the British Isles though, the Queen will be offering me her job!   wink   I would think I'm mostly the Celtic type rather than Anglo Saxon (the results don’t specify) because my whole family looks extremely Celtic (pale skin, dark hair, blue eyes, with a handful of redheads). Time to start exploring Celtic mythology I think!

What were your results? Any shocks or surprises? Or did it confirm what you already knew? 

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Sue Ellen
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Yes, I have. Results are pretty much what I expected. The surprise was the 0.4% south Asian. Other wise I am 99.5 % European, 0.1% unspecified. The latest known US immigrant in my family tree was in the 1840s, 4 generations back, from the Irish emigration. The family names are mostly English, Scottish, and Irish. We are fair skinned, my dad being a ginger.

The European break down:

57.9% British & Irish;
7.8% French & German;
3.0% Scandinavian;
1.1% Iberain;
0.3% Ashkenazi Jewish;
26.2% broadly Northwestern European;
1.4% broadly southern European;
1.9% broadly European.

Also, I have a high Neanderthal variant count, of between 3 and 4%, which looks to be counted somewhere in the European.

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strawb.
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I'm very curious, but I'm not willing to volunteer my DNA to a corporation. 

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Tam
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Cool! I wonder if the south Asian ancestor was a part of the Roman occupation of Britain?

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Charpy
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I know what you mean, I had similar concerns. They do ask at the very beginning of the process if you consent to the DNA being used by any third-parties or used in various types of research. I denied all of that so technically none of my data should be shared. But like you say that doesn't change the fact my DNA is in the hands of a corporation and anything could happen (hackers, law changes etc). You can actually request to have your data removed from the database and your sample destroyed but I haven’t properly looked into that so I don’t know if it’s quite that simple. For me though it was too interesting to resist, life's a gamble after all     whacky_gif 

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