MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate

MyHeritage have just released an ethnicity estimate for those who transferred their data to MyHeritage from other companies.

I uploaded data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA. By uploading the data from the different companies, I was able to see the differences between the companies. The results are pretty much similar.


23andMe Data –

MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate - 23andMe data


AncestryDNA Data-

MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate - AncestryDNA data


Family Tree DNA Data –

MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate - Family Tree DNA data



I have also uploaded my parents data from 23andMe to MyHeritage. Below are their ethnicity estimate results from MyHeritage.


My Father –

MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate - My Father


My Mother –

MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate - My Mother


My Prosapia Genetics Results

I had four data sets analysed by the company Prosapia Genetics. They were my data files from 23andMe, FTDNA’s Family Finder, AncestryDNA and the Genographic Project (Geno 2.0). I ordered the Basic Test as it states it is “Best for individuals from Europe whose ancestors did not move in recent times”. It has 300 reference populations opposed to the Large Test which has over 500 reference populations.

They give you two different results. One is called Remix Results which “matches one’s genotype against multiple markers that are typically seen in people of different ethnic origins”. The other result they give you is called GPS Results which estimates a GPS coordinate which “indicate the place where your DNA was formed by combination of several gene pools”. I should state that I am from eastern Ireland.

Here are my results –


23andMe Remix

Prosapia Genetics have said this about the Ruthenians – “Ruthenian markers are mapped to modern Romania, however, these Western Slavic people live also in Ukraine and Hungary, and are not Romanian by origin and culture”

23andMe GPS







AncestryDNA Remix

AncestryDNA GPS


Geno 2.0:

Genographic Remix

Genographic GPS

Comparison of my AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and 23andMe Results

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.

AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate




Family Tree DNA: 

Below are my results from Family Tree DNA’s ‘Family Finder’ test. Their Ethnic Makeup test is called myOrigins.

FTDNA 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 –

Ancestry Composition - SpeculativeStandard results –

Ancestry Composition - StandardConservative results –

Ancestry Composition - Conservative






My Updated Ancestry Composition 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.

Ancestry Composition - Split View


Here are my results at the conservative level.



And below here are my results at the speculative level.


Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions on Gedmatch

I ran my data on the Eurogenes K36 Admixture Proportions on Gedmatch. I also ran my parents data.

Myself –


My father –


My mother –


My Updated Genographic Project Results

*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.


My DNA Tribes Results

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 –



My Genographic Project Results

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.

Geno 2.0 - mtDNA heatmap

Below is some information about the H3 haplogroup.

Geno 2.0 - heatmap for H3i1

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.

Geno 2.0 - Y-DNA heatmap

Below is some information about the M222 haplogroup.

Geno 2.0 - heatmap for M222

If you want to order the test or want to know more information about the Genographic Project, then click here.

My Ancestry Composition from 23andMe

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 –

List of populations

St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare Town

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 for the information)