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    Confused about my GEDmatch results differing from Myheritage?

    Hello dear forum members. Since long time I was curious to find out where my DNA and therefore my ancestors really came from. I ordered a DNA test from Myheritage which told me the following results:

    51.7% East European
    - 0% Balkan
    - 0%Baltic
    (So I guess Slavic)
    42.4% North and West European
    3.2% Ashkenazi Jewish
    2.7% Italian

    Then I uploaded my raw data to GEDmatch with the Eurogenes K13 model and my admixture results there were:

    North_Atlantic -- 38.82
    Baltic -- 31.49
    West_Med -- 13.12
    West_Asian -- 6.47
    East_Med -- 6.69
    Red_Sea -- 1.02
    Siberian -- 0.68
    Amerindian -- 1.53
    Northeast_African -- 0.18

    Now my question how come those results are so different from the Myheritage DNA estimates? For example in Myheritage as mentioned above I had 0% Baltic while in GEDmatch suddenly I'm having 31% !!
    Please someone explain me how that is possible and which results are more reliable... I'm really confused right now!

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    For people with all four ancestors from one place gedmatch is perfectly accurate to check "ethnicity", although the Oracle admixture data is completely misunderstood, and those admixture algorithms are NOT good for ancient ancestry.

    I ran your kit and you are clearly and unequivocally Spanish/Iberian.

    My Heritage, like a lot of the paid for tests, is really showing pretty ancient ancestry, what actually went into making up the modern ethnicities. Some tests are definitely better than others, however. They wind up confusing rather than elucidating matters.


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    I don't get how hes Iberian if he gets about half Eastern European and about 42 north and west European
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    Hello
    As said the K13 is predicting very old ancestry.

    I am British and have no known recent continental origins.

    Here are my K13 they are not too different to yours. The Oracle is a good option. It will possibly get where you are from.

    1 North_Atlantic 48.56

    2 Baltic 25.15

    3 West_Med 13.90

    4 West_Asian 4.30

    5 East_Med 3.16

    6 South_Asian 1.95

    7 Red_Sea 1.45

    8 Siberian 1.04





    Quote Originally Posted by Silah View Post
    Hello dear forum members. Since long time I was curious to find out where my DNA and therefore my ancestors really came from. I ordered a DNA test from Myheritage which told me the following results:

    51.7% East European
    - 0% Balkan
    - 0%Baltic
    (So I guess Slavic)
    42.4% North and West European
    3.2% Ashkenazi Jewish
    2.7% Italian

    Then I uploaded my raw data to GEDmatch with the Eurogenes K13 model and my admixture results there were:

    North_Atlantic -- 38.82
    Baltic -- 31.49
    West_Med -- 13.12
    West_Asian -- 6.47
    East_Med -- 6.69
    Red_Sea -- 1.02
    Siberian -- 0.68
    Amerindian -- 1.53
    Northeast_African -- 0.18

    Now my question how come those results are so different from the Myheritage DNA estimates? For example in Myheritage as mentioned above I had 0% Baltic while in GEDmatch suddenly I'm having 31% !!
    Please someone explain me how that is possible and which results are more reliable... I'm really confused right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davef View Post
    I don't get how hes Iberian if he gets about half Eastern European and about 42 north and west European
    I just don't get how Myheritage says that my East European DNA is slavic and 0% Baltic while GEDmatch says that I'm having 31% Baltic in me...

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    I would suggest you to upload your raw data to Family Tree DNA. I got better ancestors results from there and I had to ignore Myheritage. Remember DNA companies uses they own samples for every population and they keep them like updated. For this reason they may differ and the results points out to most recent ancestors. GedMatch calculators are digging into that and decomposes admixture to more distant ancestors.

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    Confused about my GEDmatch results differing from Myheritage

    Well not really confused but looking for the correct information on the CASALooking for the relative info like the different requirements between gyro and heli etc

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