LET’S TALK: Ethnicity estimate has changed again
, 2022-08-28 02:29:46,
Thus comes yet another Ethnicity Estimate from Ancestry.com, the DNA genealogy website and service to which I first personally turned in 2016 while writing a feature on such genealogy for this section.
Since that story, my ethnicity estimate has been updated a handful of times, with some ethnicities — and ethnicity percentages — changing/fluctuating.
“Update: One of your ethnicity regions changed to 27%,” beckoned the subject line in the latest email from the company. The email went on to proclaim that “our latest ethnicity update is ready! Since our previous ethnicity update, we’ve been hard at work improving our DNA science. See how our latest update has affected your AncestryDNA results.” There was the convenient link to click.
I clicked. Most of the “13 world regions” now listed had appeared in my earlier Ancestry ethnicity estimates, but some percentages had indeed changed.
Contrary to the email subject line, the 27% figure was actually 28%. Before, the biggest chunk of me was estimated to be from Cameroon Congo and Western Bantu Peoples (formerly just Cameroon/Congo), but now that percentage has gone down to 23%, while Nigeria claims the top slice at 28%. There was now also a separate Nigeria classification, specified as “East Central Region category,” of which my ethnicity estimate comes out at 3%. The third biggest chunk of the Talkmistress now originates from Mali, at 16%, according to this newest ethnicity update.
As for European blood, Ancestry originally…
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