Since this is an American database, and my mom has much deeper American colonial ancestry, she has always had about twice as many DNA matches as my father, whose maternal lines are all from Scandinavia. As expected, my mom has the first matches, to what is likely a man and his mother (or possibly aunt), based on the names and email given (which I've blanked out):
|Mom's matches so far.|
A detailed look at the right side shows recent and ancient shared segments. At this point you can't click on any of the chart for more information, including the exact location of the matches, but again, this is a brand-new site:
ETA: the [Show/Hide Table] DOES show where the matches are, my mistake!
Dad doesn't have any relative matches yet.
DNA.LAND is using Dr. Joe Pickrell's Ancestry program for the ethnicity estimates. According to the FAQs on DNA.LAND:
Ancestry detection is an experimental feature and we are currently working to improve it, including a feedback page so that users can provide input to help us improve the algorithm.
I will show the ethnicity estimates for my parents using results from AncestryDNA, Eurogenes K13 on GEDmatch (I think a good standard test for people of mostly or all European ancestry), FamilyTreeDNA, and DNA.LAND.
|Mom's AncestryDNA estimate|
|Mom's Eurogenes K13 (from GEDmatch)|
|Mom's FamilyTreeDNA estimate|
|Mom's DNA.LAND ethnicity estimate. This is way less specific than the others.|
My dad is half Scandinavian, and about 1/4 English and 1/4 German (according to his paper trail). He has had some surprises in his estimates--either about 1% Native American (AncestryDNA and Eurogenes K13) or about 6% Ashkenazi Jewish (FamilyTreeDNA and DNA.LAND). Like Superman and Clark Kent, those two ethnicities never show up together in one test. I cannot account for either of these ethnicities in his paper trail, so I am curious what his 1.22% other is in DNA.LAND.
I'm guessing that it is likely South Asian, as DNA.LAND seems similar to FamilyTreeDNA.
|Dad's Eurogenes K13|
|Dad's FamilyTreeDNA estimate|
|Dad's DNA.LAND estimate|
So far so good for a new site. I look forward to what DNA.LAND will turn into.
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