AncestryDNA is the third genealogy test that I’ve done, after previously doing 23AndMe and African Ancestry. This time around I asked my father to take the test with me so we could compare our results. Not that I thought we would find anything new, we are African American and beige, so it’s a guarantee that we would be mostly West African with around the 20% mark European. But the DNAMix test that came with African Ancestry said I was 9% East Asian, where 23AndMe said I was 1% East Asian. The East Asian admixture can be inclusive of Native Americans, so do I have Indian in my family or nah?
I chose my Dad to do the test with me first because our results are more likely to have the greater differences since we are different genders. The test across generations will show how DNA is passed down and ethnicities become diluted. Let’s just get into the results.
The AncestryDNA kit is available at Ancestry.com for $99. Overall I feel like AncestryDNA gives you the best value for the price and the results you receive. You also have the ability to build out your family tree if you subscribe to the Ancestry service.
For all my Dad’s supposed disinterest in the results, I always find these tests exciting and a few days later my Dad was a chatter box about his results. Pisces gonna Pisces.
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