Ancestry.com Updates Have Some Questioning Their Ethnicity March 5, 2020 Tags:ancestry.com, CBS 2 News Morning, dna, ethnicity, Jeff Michael Related Posts Genealogists connect John Doe’s ancestry to northern NM 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms My Paternal Lineage Goes Back to the Pashtun Tribe “Mangal” About The Author John Henderson 4 Comments Bobpizzaman780 Ok? September 19, 2018 Reply Stephen Brown i think mixed race would be better for all of us to identify as.get rid of color labels and nationalist tribal labels. September 19, 2018 Reply Dirty Mike _ So I guess I'm no 1/4 black anymore 😏 September 19, 2018 Reply jim bowman The latest update isn't possibly correct. This can be confirmed in my case by the fact that my mothers and my ethnicity only overlap by 16% which is biologically impossible. Don't be confused by the fact that which portions of my mothers ethnicity I inherited is random, this doesn't negate the fact that it still has to add up to 50%. My mothers parents are essentially first generation from Italy and Germany. So she should be 50% German and 50% Italian. Well with the update she now is 50% Germanic Europe 37% France and 13% Italy. This is probably not accurate but not impossible as the region of Italy is Peidimonte which borders France. Problem is I have found numerable ancestors and none are French, many are from Turin and that region. Ok that casts a big doubt but still possible. Here are my so called updated results. 5% Germanic Europe down from 57%… O% Italian down from 20% and 11% French. So only 16% is now in common with my own mother? That is simply impossible since of her three regions the combined total should add up to 50%. While the French/Italian change seems highly dubious, the latter fact says there is more than a population interpretation error, but rather a gross mathimatical error. Sighh if you are looking to know your ethnicity and are thinking of getting a DNA test, look somewhere else. If you have your original results I wouldn't change them. That being said if you want more detailed results and already have Ancestry I suggest GEDmatch. From a company whose existence and so called expertise is genetic ancestry, this is inexcusable. October 15, 2018 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.