New AncestryDNA Ethnicity Update

If you haven’t logged in to your Ancestry DNA account today, you might want to go take a peek. They released an update to the ethnicity estimates, making some adjustments and refining some regions to be a little more specific.

Here is mine:

DNA ethnicity update1

Compared to my previous numbers:


You can see that they’ve refined some of the regions such as “Great Britain” to “England, Wales, & Northwestern Europe.” And they’ve split out Wales from the previous category of “Ireland/Scotland/Wales.” “Europe West” has been refined to “Germanic Europe.”

This refinement makes more sense from what I know from documentary research and it is good to see updates to the data.

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