Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Where is this Native American DNA coming from? Part 2

I tested my dad's DNA at Ancestry.com.  I then uploaded the raw DNA results to GEDmatch to play around some more.  Here is what I found.

The following is my father's predicted ethnicity percentages (with ranges) from AncestryDNA (Ancestry.com's DNA).  I have included only those populations that either has definite DNA affinity with, or may have trace affinity with.

NOTE: Ancestry explains Trace Regions this way: "These are regions where you seem to have just a trace amount of genetic ethnicity -- there is only a small amount of evidence supporting the regions as part of your genetic ethnicity.  Because both the estimated amount and the range of the estimate are small, it is possible that these regions appear by chance and are not actually part of your genetic ethnicity." [emphasis mine]

Region        Approximate amount

America         less than 1%
Native American less than 1% (Range: 0%-1%)

Asia             0%
Asia South       0% (Range: 0%-1%)

Europe           99%
Great Britain    62% (Range: 38%-85%)
Scandinavia      33% (Range: 12%-53%)
Ireland          2% (Range: 0%-10%)
Europe West      2% (Range: 0%-9%)
Europe East      0% (Range: 0%-2%)
European Jewish  0% (Range: 0%-less than 1%)
Finland/NWRussia 0% (Range: 0%-1%)

West Asia        0%
Middle East      0% (Range: 0%-1%)
Caucasus         0% (Range: 0%-less than 1%)

So far, so good.  All of the predicted ethnicities seemed reasonable from what I knew, except the Native American.  My own results included Native American 0% (Range: 0%-less than 1%).  I was to find that most of my NA amounts in other ethnicity admixture tests on GEDmatch would show about half whatever my father's NA amounts were.

Here are the results from the various GEDmatch tests.  I will highlight any Native American as well as Siberian and Oceanian, as they may (or may not) be relevant.

Eurogenes EUtest V2 K15
Population
North_Sea 36.44%
Atlantic 24.37%
Baltic 11.87%
Eastern_Euro 12.45%
West_Med 8.01%
West_Asian 4.52%
East_Med 0.08%
Red_Sea -
South_Asian -
Southeast_Asian -
Siberian 0.67%
Amerindian 0.81%
Oceanian 0.43%
Northeast_African -
Sub-Saharan 0.35%

Eurogenes Hunter Gatherer vs Farmer
Population
Anatolian Farmer 9.59%
Baltic Hunter Gatherer 57.12%
Middle Eastern Herder -
East Asian Farmer -
South American Hunter Gatherer 1.33%
South Asian Hunter Gatherer 0.90%
North Eurasian Hunter Gatherer 0.57%
East African Pastoralist -
Oceanian Hunter Gatherer 0.11%
Mediterranean Farmer 30.05%
Pygmy Hunter Gatherer -
Bantu Farmer 0.33%

Eurogenes K9
Population
South Asian 0.65%
Caucasus 7.00%
Southwest Asian -
North Amerindian + Arctic 1.30%
Siberian 0.85%
Mediterranean 23.72%
East Asian -
West African 0.17%
North European 66.31%

Eurogenes K10
Population
South Asian 0.57%
Caucasus 7.17%
Southwest Asian -
North Amerindian + Arctic 1.27%
Siberian 0.71%
Mediterranean 13.00%
East Asian -
West African 0.15%
East European 24.69%
North Atlantic 52.44%

Eurogenes K11
Population
South Asian 0.30%
Caucasus 6.35%
Southwest Asian -
North Amerindian + Arctic 1.19%
Siberian
Mediterranean 12.31%
East Asian -
West African 0.11%
Volga-Ural 12.79%
South Baltic 16.45%
North Atlantic 50.49%

Eurogenes K12
Population
South Asian 0.22%
Caucasus 5.97%
Southwest Asian -
North Amerindian + Arctic 1.18%
Siberian
Mediterranean 10.96%
East Asian -
West African 0.09%
Volga-Ural 11.35%
South Baltic 13.03%
Western European 27.18%
North Sea 30.02%

Eurogenes K13
Population
North_Atlantic 44.91%
Baltic 28.77%
West_Med 12.34%
West_Asian 6.86%
East_Med 3.16%
Red_Sea 0.05%
South_Asian 0.33%
East_Asian -
Siberian 1.33%
Amerindian 1.08%
Oceanian 0.67%
Northeast_African -
Sub-Saharan 0.49%

MDLP Ancient Roots K18
Population
Caucasian 6.66%
Melano-Austronesian 0.23%
Volga-Uralic 6.27%
East_Siberian
West_Siberian 2.13%
South_Central_Asian 4.20%
South_Indian 0.70%
North_West_European 33.43%
Sami-Finnic 2.47%
South_East_Asian -
Archaic_African 0.61%
Mediterranean 8.21%
Arctic
Afroasiatic 1.78%
East_European 30.29%
Roma 1.51%
East_African -
Amerindian 1.54%

MDLP World-22
Population
Pygmy -
West-Asian 6.41%
North-European-Mesolithic 5.25%
Indo-Tibetan -
Mesoamerican
Arctic-Amerind 0.85%
South-America_Amerind -
Indian 1.13%
North-Siberean -
Atlantic_Mediterranean_Neolithic 31.40%
Samoedic 0.87%
Indo-Iranian 2.01%
East-Siberean -
North-East-European 48.49%
South-African -
North-Amerind
Sub-Saharian -
East-South-Asian -
Near_East 3.58%
Melanesian -
Paleo-Siberian -
Austronesian -

MDLP World
Population
Caucaus_Parsia 8.77%
Middle_East 4.55%
Indian 1.53%
South_and_West_European 43.19%
Melanesian -
Sub_Saharian -
North_and_East_European 40.83%
Arctic_Amerind 0.76%
East_Asian -
Paleo_African 0.06%
Mesoamerican
North_Asian 0.31%

Dodecad World9
Population
Amerindian 1.33%
East_Asian -
African -
Atlantic_Baltic 72.95%
Australasian -
Siberian 1.35%
Caucasus_Gedrosia 12.19%
Southern 11.60%
South_Asian 0.57%

HarrapaWorld
Population
S-Indian -
Baloch 9.14%
Caucasian 7.15%
NE-Euro 51.62%
SE-Asian -
Siberian 1.24%
NE-Asian -
Papuan -
American 0.63%
Beringian 0.09%
Mediterranean 28.64%
SW-Asian 1.46%
San -
E-African -
Pygmy -
W-African -


So, those NA percentages are consistently there, but are also at very low levels.  Around 1%.  Noise level.  No idea where they are coming from.

Yvette Hoitink, a genealogist from the Netherlands, took the Eurogenes K13 ethnicity test and discovered she had 1.15% NA, although, unlike me, she simply dismissed it out of hand, as it seemed to come from her father who descended from a long line of Dutch who never left their community.  Yvette figured it was proof that these ethnicity tests are not exact, and should be taken with a grain of salt.  Maybe I should just drop this whole inquiry and just consider it noise.

Or should I?




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