Here are the results of my ethnicity estimates from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and 23andMe. All of my family that I know of come from County Kildare in Ireland. So I should be a pretty good representative of someone from eastern Ireland.
Here are my ethnicity estimates from AncestryDNA.
Family Tree DNA:
Below are my results from Family Tree DNA’s ‘Family Finder’ test. Their Ethnic Makeup test is called myOrigins.
Lastly here are my results from 23andMe. Their ethnicity report is called Ancestry Composition. They have three options for their results – Speculative, Standard and Conservative.
Speculative results –
Here are my updated Ancestry Composition results from 23andMe. I am showing my results at sub-regional resolution.
The first picture is of my results at the standard level.
Below are my results when I select to view my Ancestry Composition results in the Split View setting. I have my parents on my account so it’s great that I can view what exactly I inherit from each parent. I have selected to view the results in the standard setting.
Here are my results at the conservative level.
And below here are my results at the speculative level.
I ran my data on the Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions on Gedmatch. I also ran my parents data.
My father –
My mother –
*There was a problem with the site but now my results have returned to normal*
The Genographic Project are after updating my results.
I was 46% Northern European, 34% Mediterranean and 17% Southwest Asian.
I’m now 37% Northern European, 34% Mediterranean, 21% Southwest Asian, 3% Native American, 2% Northeast Asian and 2% Southeast Asian.
My first reference population was British but now it’s Finnish.
Since I’m Irish it was logical that the nearest population I’d match would be British as they don’t seem to have any Irish reference samples. But it’s strange that my nearest reference population is now Finnish. I also don’t understand how an Irish person is showing some Native American.
My second reference population was German but now it’s Greek.
I heard a lot about DNA Tribes in the past but I never tested with them. I took their SNP Analysis test. I sent them my autosomal data from 23andMe, Family Tree DNA and The Genographic Project. They recently added Ireland to their list of samples so I was curious to see how I’d score.
In their Admixture Analysis which identifies ancestral contributions to my genome from 9 continental zones, I came out as 100% European.
Here are my results when compard to their 21 World Regions –
Here are my ancestral contributions to my genome from native populations –
My results when compared to all of the worlds populations in their database –
Here is my Total Similarity: Shaded World Grid –
They compard my data to other world populations such as African, Caucasus Mountains, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, North Asian, Oceanian, South Asian and Diasporic population. They also have Multi-Dimensional Scaling where my plot ‘illustrates the relationship of your genotype to the specific world population’.
When they compared my data to European Populations to identify my total genetic similarity , I was surprised that Norway ranked number 1. Since I’m Irish, I thought that my number 1 country would be Ireland but Ireland only came in 4th. Perhaps this is due to the small amount of Irish samples that they have in their database.
Here are my results when compared to all of the worlds populations in their database. The list goes to 270. I’ll only show my top 68 –
Here are my Genographic Project (or Geno 2.0) results –
I’m 46% Northern European, 34% Mediterranean and 17% Southwest Asian. My percentages reflect both recent influences and ancient genetic patterns in my DNA.
The closest reference population I match is British. This is not surprising considering I’m Irish.
The second closest reference population I match is German.
My Neanderthal percentage is 2.4% and my Denisovan percentage is 3.7%
The maternal haplogroup Geno 2.0 gave me was H3i1. Family Tree DNA also gave me the same mtDNA haplogroup. Below is a map showing the frequency of the H3 haplogroup.
Below is some information about the H3 haplogroup.
The paternal haplogroup Geno 2.0 game me was M222. I’ve tested with Family Tree DNA and 23andMe and they both gave me the same Y-DNA haplogroup. Below is a map showing the frequency of the M222 haplogroup.
Below is some information about the M222 haplogroup.
If you want to order the test or want to know more information about the Genographic Project, then click here.
23andMe have released their Ancestry Composition geographic ancestry analysis feature. It is very interesting. They have 22 populations included in the analysis.
I’m 99.2% British & Irish. My global resolution is 99.9% European. My regional resolution is 99.3% Northern European & 0.6% Nonspecific European.
Here is a chromosome view of the analysis. I have Northern European segments on chromosome 6 and 11.
Here is the list of populations that 23andMe uses in their Ancestry Composition feature –
St. Brigid’s Cathedral was built by the Norman Bishop Ralph of Bristol in the 13th century. There was a church on the site well before this as in 835 the original church was partially burned down by the Danes who carried off the shrines of St Brigid and St Conleth. The cathedral fell into disrepair after the Reformation and it was ruined during the Confederate War of 1641. The cathedral was finally restored to it’s present form in the late 19th century.
There was a flame that supposedly was never extinguished on the site from the time of St. Brigid up until the Reformation. The flame was extinguished by the forces of King Henry VIII. In the photo below you can see the foundation of St. Brigid’s Fire Temple.
A round tower is located beside the Cathedral.
In the upper part inside the cathedral there is an inscription on the wall. It is from the time when the cathedral was restored in the late 19th century. The inscription reads G Rankin 1894. G Rankin is George Rankin. He was a stonemason from Kildare Town and worked on the renovation of the cathedral. George was a brother of my great grandmother Brigid Rankin.
Here is another photo taken from the other side of the Church of Ireland cathedral.
(Thanks to kildare.ie for the information)
Newbridge in County Kildare is celebrating it’s 200th birthday. The area in and around Newbridge as we know it today is made up of six parishes. They are Ballymany, Great Connell, Killashee, Morristown Billar, Old Connell, and Carnalway.
The modern town of Newbridge was establish when the British Army decided to build a cavalry barracks in the town. In September 1812 the Deputy Barrack Master, General Quin John Freeman, secured land from three Newbridge landowners: Eyre Powell, who owned the entire townland of Greatconnell; the Hon. Ponsonby Moore of Moorefield; and the Hannon family of Kilbelin.
By 1819 the barracks had been built. The first recorded troops at the new barracks were the 3rd Kings Own Dragoons. Newbridge expanded rapidly after the Curragh Camp was established in 1855.