Thoughtful article and a excellent blog on Genealogy DNA.
When ethnicity estimates were first produced by vendors, they tended to resemble the wild west.
Today, results are becoming more refined and hopefully, more accurate as reference populations grow and become more reliable.
The Ancestry ethnicity update has been in beta for several months, but this week, Ancestry rolled out the ethnicity update for everyone.
Checking Your New Results
To see your updated results, sign on and click on the DNA Story to the left with Ethnicity Estimates.
Ancestry then explains that while your DNA doesn’t change, the estimates (pay attention to that word) do as the science improves.
Ethnicity Estimate Aren’t Precise
I’ve said this before, and I want to say it again. Ethnicity is the least precise and the least accurate of DNA tools for genetic genealogy. Ethnicity estimates are the most accurate at a continental level. Within continents, like Europe, Asia and Africa, there has been a…
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