As a quick refresher, when I blogged about my Ancestry DNA results, they were originally:
This week, Ancestry sent me an email and a refined result. Those were:
Now, to be clear, I have been raised and identify as half Irish and half Japanese and all of these results bear that out. Now, in the original Ancestry results, there were tiny amounts of other kinds of European (which are now gone from the updated results): Scandinavian, Iberian, British. History tells us that Vikings, Normans, English, Spanish and of course, Celts, all ended up in Ireland and I thought, “Oh, cool! So there’s little amounts of all those groups in my DNA!”
There may be trace amounts of Scandinavian, English, Scottish and maybe some Spanish there, based on 23andme’s Broadly European bits.
But the Asian side! I’m so excited that it shows not only the Japanese DNA (but that there’s some Korean DNA, too. That’s not a big surprise, considering ancient Japanese people came over from the Korean peninsula.When I decided to do 23andme, it was largely because Ancestry didn’t show a specific country on my Asian side, even if I knew it was Japan. My mom and I were curious about whether there were other ethnicities besides Japanese in our background.
I expected some Chinese or maybe even some Southeastern Asian, but I guess not. Also, I guess I some share really ancient ancestry from, like, Siberia or Manchuria and those genes also manifest in Native Americans!
23andme also shows you an ancestry timeline: