23andMe just had an update the other day. They added some new populations and apparently made a few other changes as well. This changed my estimations quite a bit.
I’m no longer 100% European! Proud of that! I wanted more variety like I always believed I was… I’m now 99.9% LOL… Oh well, I’ll take it!
My British & Irish went up about 2%, French/German went down just a bit, Scandinavian went down over 3% (which can’t be true…Ancestry shows 9% plus 3% Finland plus there definitely is supposed to be some on my mom’s side. It looks like they put the extra in one of the broad categories for some reason), my Iberian tripled (still not a whole bunch, though…lol), there’s a new category of Broadly European with 0.1%, new category “unassigned” at 0.1%, and YAY! a new category for me….East Asian & Native American!!!! only at 0.1% though, at least so far…..lol Problem is, I could always have some East Asian on my bio father’s side, but I doubt it. I don’t think any of my matches have any and like I said before…. I’m supposed to have Native American! 😉
By the way, I have found out one of my so-many great-grandparents. Not exactly sure how many generations back… and which of his about a dozen children is my direct line….. but their names were Hugh Lafayette McBride, Sr and Susannah Patterson. “Buddy” is with me. We love his name. Buddy is now planning to add a character to his video game he is creating by the name of Sir Lafayette McBride. I love it!
Here is the new updated version (on the top) with the original version from 23andMe on the bottom. To see my results from Ancestry, go here.