Share your MyHeritage DNA Ethnicity Estimates

For whatever reason Myheritage is the only DNA site that skews way Italian for me :LOL: and it also is the only one that gives me 1 percent Eskimo :unsure:Where's my Klondike bar?

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A recent slight change for mine ..............the french-german border numbers are reduced and moved to more central germany....while the Italian stayed the same




the percentages have not changed in 5 years

Ethnicity EstimateY ou have 3 ethnicities and 8 Genetic Groups
70.2% Italian
2 Genetic Groups.....Veneto
Lombardy

15.6% Balkan

14.2% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
 
My estimates (from northern italy)


Italian 31.5%North and West European 23.5%Iberian 21.3%
Greek and South Italian 14.5%Balkan 9.2%
GENETIC GROUPS




  • Northwestern Italy and Southeastern France




  • Italy (Lombardy)





 
My Heritage gave me weird results.. I mean i know im fully Italian (23andme proved it too by giving me 100% Italian).. But on my heritage I'm only 2% Italian
How do they calculate the results?
 
My Results

IBERIAN 39.6
GREEK and SOUTH ITALIAN 31.9
WESTERN ASIAN 12.1
NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 11.1
ITALIAN 2.3
ASCHENAZI JEWISH 2
MIDDLEASTERN 1

EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALIANS high confidency
SÃO PAULO BRAZILIAN medium confidency
(Portuguese and North Italian settlers in São Paulo)
FLORENCE BOLOGNA RAVENNA ITALIANS low confidency
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA ITALIANS low confidency
 
My Results
IBERIAN 39.6
GREEK and SOUTH ITALIAN 31.9
WESTERN ASIAN 12.1
NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 11.1
ITALIAN 2.3
ASCHENAZI JEWISH 2
MIDDLEASTERN 1
EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALIANS high confidency
SÃO PAULO BRAZILIAN medium confidency
(Portuguese and North Italian settlers in São Paulo)
FLORENCE BOLOGNA RAVENNA ITALIANS low confidency
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA ITALIANS low confidency
My Heritage does not like Italians :LOL:. My wife who is half Italian also has some really weird results on MyHeritage:
[FONT=&quot]EUROPE
[h=5]

North and West European


[/h][h=3]48.6%[/h]




[h=5]

Greek and South Italian


[/h][h=3]18.8%[/h]




[h=5]

English


[/h][h=3]13.1%[/h]




[h=5]

Ashkenazi Jewish


[/h][h=3]7.9%[/h]




[h=5]

Italian


[/h][h=3]3.7%[/h]





[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]AFRICA
[h=5]

North African


[/h][h=3]7.0%[/h]




[h=5]

Nigerian


[/h][h=3]0.9%[/h]




[/FONT]
 
My Heritage does not like Italians :LOL:. My wife who is half Italian also has some really weird results on MyHeritage:
[FONT=&quot]EUROPE
[h=5]

North and West European


[/h][h=3]48.6%[/h]




[h=5]

Greek and South Italian


[/h][h=3]18.8%[/h]




[h=5]

English


[/h][h=3]13.1%[/h]




[h=5]

Ashkenazi Jewish


[/h][h=3]7.9%[/h]




[h=5]

Italian


[/h][h=3]3.7%[/h]





[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]AFRICA
[h=5]

North African


[/h][h=3]7.0%[/h]




[h=5]

Nigerian


[/h][h=3]0.9%[/h]




[/FONT]



where is the weird part?
 
My Results
IBERIAN 39.6
GREEK and SOUTH ITALIAN 31.9
WESTERN ASIAN 12.1
NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 11.1
ITALIAN 2.3
ASCHENAZI JEWISH 2
MIDDLEASTERN 1
EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALIANS high confidency
SÃO PAULO BRAZILIAN medium confidency
(Portuguese and North Italian settlers in São Paulo)
FLORENCE BOLOGNA RAVENNA ITALIANS low confidency
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA ITALIANS low confidency
there was a lot of Germans that also went to Brazil ( representing NW europe )
The first German immigrants to settle in Brazil were 165 families who settled in Ilhéus, Bahia, in 1818. One year later, 200 families settled São Jorge
Between 1824 and 1972, about 260,000 Germans settled in Brazil,
 
where is the weird part?

Well her maternal grandfather came from L' Aquila (Rocca di Mezzo) and her maternal grandmother came from Calabria (Terranova da Sibari). I would think that she would actually have a lot less North Africa and Nigeria and Ashkenazi Jew Heritage. Both of her maternal grandparents came from small villages not from large cosmopolitan cities. There was more inbreeding than crossbreeding. Here is her Ancestry DNA heritage:

England & Northwestern Europe 34%
Southern Italy 28%
Northern Italy 18%
Scotland 16%
Spain 2%
Aegean Islands 2%

Now that is a lot more reflective of her actual heritage, don't you think?
 
there was a lot of Germans that also went to Brazil ( representing NW europe )
The first German immigrants to settle in Brazil were 165 families who settled in Ilhéus, Bahia, in 1818. One year later, 200 families settled São Jorge
Between 1824 and 1972, about 260,000 Germans settled in Brazil,

She's 100% Italian from Florence/Lucca.
 
Don't forget large parts of Southern Italy belonged to the Kingdom of Spain for a while my Iberian and Italian fluctuates between DNA companies...
 
My Results
IBERIAN 39.6
GREEK and SOUTH ITALIAN 31.9
WESTERN ASIAN 12.1
NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN 11.1
ITALIAN 2.3
ASCHENAZI JEWISH 2
MIDDLEASTERN 1
EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALIANS high confidency
SÃO PAULO BRAZILIAN medium confidency
(Portuguese and North Italian settlers in São Paulo)
FLORENCE BOLOGNA RAVENNA ITALIANS low confidency
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA ITALIANS low confidency

I would not trust these results one bit. This is what happens when you use modern populations, you get wacky interpretations.
 
I would not trust these results one bit. This is what happens when you use modern populations, you get wacky interpretations.

If the reference populations are reverified to have lived in the area for at least 3-4 generations I think they will be OK. If their reference populations are from current populations without taking into account recent migrations then it will be misleading. I think Ancestry chose their reference populations more carefully.
 
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A recent slight change for mine ..............the french-german border numbers are reduced and moved to more central germany....while the Italian stayed the same

the percentages have not changed in 5 years
Ethnicity EstimateY ou have 3 ethnicities and 8 Genetic Groups
70.2% Italian
2 Genetic Groups.....Veneto
Lombardy
15.6% Balkan
14.2% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh


no change for me in the last 4 years


Europe
Italian
70.2%

Italy (Veneto and Lombardy)
Italy (Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Balkan
15.6%

Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
14.2%



Top places, 1600 - 1650
Italy
Treviso
Belluno
Pordenone
Trentino-South Tyrol

Germany
Darmstadt Region
Karbach

Switzerland
Zernez
 
MyHeritage changed my Germany and Switzerland info to

Rhineland-Palatinate
Schmidthachenbach
Rhein-Hunsrück
Leiwen
Saarland
Saarbrücken

no Swiss at all
 
MyHeritage changed my Germany and Switzerland info to
Rhineland-Palatinate
Schmidthachenbach
Rhein-Hunsrück
Leiwen
Saarland
Saarbrücken
no Swiss at all
change again
Italy
Veneto
Vicenza
Treviso
Tuscany ............................first time....very small ...............i wonder if they pickup my auntie in Lucca
Trentino-South Tyrol
South Tyrol
Friuli-Venezia Giulia


France
Grand Est
Vosges
Givet
Oberdorf-Spachbach

Germany
Saarland
St. Wendel
Wadern
Saarbrücken
Rhineland-Palatinate
Schmidthachenbach
Rhein-Hunsrück
Leiwen
 
Could someone help me with my results, i got a huge cunk of Eastern European but i dont have any EE ancestery at all on my fathers side and i know we dont have any at my mothers side at least 100-120 years back, so were does it come from?


East European




35.2%






Balkan




32.5%







  • Romania





Greek and South Italian




30.4%






Ashkenazi Jewish




1.9%






ADDITIONAL GENETIC GROUPS




  • Montenegro (Podgorica), Albania (Shkodër)



 
76.1% English
12.6% Scandinavian
6.9% Iberian
4.4% Greek and South Italian
 
I'm 99% Iberian following 23andMe ( born in Burgos, Castille) but MH gives me this percentage which is not slightly different:
[FONT=&quot]UROPA
[h=5]

Ibérico


[/h][h=3]91,3%[/h]




  • [h=5]

    España


    [/h]

[h=5]

Finlandés


[/h][h=3]4,3%[/h]




[h=5]

Escandinavo


[/h][h=3]3,1%[/h]





[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]AMÉRICA
[h=5]

Mesoamericano y Andino


[/h][h=3]1,3%[/h]




[/FONT]
 
in myHeritage ..............I have 16538 matches ...........many very low matches

Using only european ones as I want to not view migrations ................( 16538 will become 16077 )

Birth country known for 16,077 people

Italy
15,740

Austria
106

France
59

Belgium
39

Spain
9
 

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