You know, a few folks have taken me to task for sharing my husband's DNA testing results in an online video and some postings, such as this comparison by Ann Turner. But in my perspective the genetic genie is out of the bottle (well, maybe not all the way out, but definitely in the process of uncorking itself), so I suspect the day will soon come that sharing my husband's results (and yes, for those who asked, I had his OK!) will be regarded as very ho-hum.
Why did I do it? Because testing is still quite expensive, but the more we all know about this, the more we'll all learn. So I share results because I have the luxury of doing so, and we all benefit from the minds of the brilliant few who actually trouble to do anything with all that data.
Even so, I guess turnabout is fair play. So now it's my turn to share some of my own results. Many are familiar with DNAPrint Genomics, a company that offers a test known by a variety of names -- BioGeographical, admixture, AncestrybyDNA, etc. If you test as at least 50% European, you can take a closer look at that European portion of your heritage. Such a test -- the 1.0 version -- has been available for several years. But the results of the 2.0 version just now became available (as in, a couple of hours ago), so here, without further ado, are mine:
My overall genetic heritage is estimated -- by the standard AncestrybyDNA test -- to be approximately 86% European. If you check out the bar chart, you'll see that this European portion of my ancestry is said to break down to roughly:
22.3% Southeastern European
13.9% Northeastern European
44.1% Continental European
If you can squint enough to follow the color coding back to the map, you'll be able to see the geographic correspondence for each of these.
Does it ring true? I'm half-Irish and half-Carpatho-Rusyn (think Slavic), so yes, I expected to be something of a mutt. The most surprising aspect? The Iberian and Basque coming to almost 20%. I think if I try hard enough, I might be able to rationalize a jaunt to the region for some roots-tourism!