My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:38 pm

I now match the Cheddar Man in Deep Dive feature which is pretty exciting with having mostly British heritage:
Attachments
My True Ancestry_Deep Dive_Update_Cheddar Man.JPG
My True Ancestry_Deep Dive_Update_Cheddar Man.JPG (111.94 KiB) Viewed 1131 times
User avatar

Aoda France
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Ethnicity: French & Italian
mtDNA haplogroup: W3a1
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 452 times
Been thanked: 249 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Aoda » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:13 pm

The Calvert match is a bit weird, really. My Mom has no recent ties to the British Isles, but as you can see on the map, she has many ancient matches there (which I don't have). Of course, I take all this with a huge grain of salt :-)
User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:29 pm

Aoda wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:13 pm
The Calvert match is a bit weird, really. My Mom has no recent ties to the British Isles, but as you can see on the map, she has many ancient matches there (which I don't have). Of course, I take all this with a huge grain of salt :-)
If the site ever genotypes Charlemagne and shows me with a higher match than with you and your mother, being much more French, I will surrender! For now, the site is quite fun with very snazzy charts and graphics. I will try not to get too attached to my Cheddar Man match before all is said and done, however. :D
User avatar

Aoda France
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Ethnicity: French & Italian
mtDNA haplogroup: W3a1
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 452 times
Been thanked: 249 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Aoda » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:27 pm

LOL, you could very well be more closely related to Charlie than me or my Mom, since he's suppposed to be the "Father" of all Europeans alive today. As an aside, what gets a bit on my nerves is I've seen people (on various groups) claim that Charlie was their 30something grandfather and when I ask for genealogical evidence, nobody seems able to give any serious answer. WHERE/HOW do you find records for this? It seems everyone (especially in the US) wants to be related to old European nobility. My Mom has built her family tree to the XVIIth C, and all we have (or almost all we have) are peasants!
Oh, and I forgot, she also matches her: (I haven't re-checked your results, do you have her too?)
Image
User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:39 pm

Aoda wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Oh, and I forgot, she also matches her: (I haven't re-checked your results, do you have her too?)
Image
Drats, no match with the mighty Birka Shield Maiden! Most of my matches hover around the peasant or plague survivor victims. At least I inherited a pretty good immune system if overall lowly social status. LOL!

I have a match at 23andMe with a kindly, older Australian lady who is passionate about genealogy. I get a kick out of her claim that she has traced our lineage back to King Alfred the Great circa 800s in England. Fun to tell around cocktail parties, at least. ;)
User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:56 pm

I have a #5 Archaeogenetic match with one of the newest Iron Age samples from My True Ancestry: Late Iron Age Linton Cambridgeshire (205 BC).

I researched the Linton region & history online and discovered that it was originally recorded as "Lintone" in the Domesday Book in 1086. At that time, it was still a rural village near Cambridgeshire, England, with only 27 households and two mills. Wow, look at how time changes! We barely have any mills anymore.

Here are all of the latest samples releases from the company:
___________________________
DNA Spotlight: Minoans
New Civilization: Khoisan - the 250,000 year old natives of South Africa

Updated Deep Dive:
- Deep Dive Awards! If you are among the top 10 matches to a given sample, get FREE full access to research the sample and discover how you rate among others who share DNA with the sample
- Longest SNP chains now shown

Exciting NEW Samples:
- Linton Cambridgeshire Iron Age
- South Africa samples
- Iron Age Russia
- Iron Age Baltics
- Iron Age Kazkhakstan
- plus more Italy: Neolithic + Medieval + Roman

Sunshine1978 United States of America
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:26 am
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Sunshine1978 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:38 am

Hey all! I'm new here! I did Ancestry.com results with My True Ancestry very recently. I even bit the bullet to pay for the King level (my curiosity got the better of me!).

I guess my biggest, burning question is exactly how REAL are these results from My True Ancestry?

Viking + Scythian (3.508)
Scythian + Avar (5.369)
Viking + Kievan Rus (5.664)
Viking + Avar (6.674)
Viking + Ostrogoth (7.949)
Avar (8.858)
Scythian (10.04)
Viking (11.52)
Ostrogoth (13.13)
Kievan Rus (14.51)


The smaller the number, the greater the likelihood that it describes you, but what if it's a combo (ie. Viking + Scythian)? Should I just infer that I'm a bit of an American mutt? LOL. Just trying to see if I fully understand all of it, since the world of ancient DNA ancestry is still relatively new to me. :D

Also, I'm apparently connected to the Birka Shield-Maiden as well. But if it says I'm 43% closer to her than other users, does that just mean it's a guess and not definite?

In any case, I'd say the info so far seems to corroborate what I know about our family's history (as limited as it is). I know my father's side is Slovak/Polish and my mother's, "German" (aka. a mixture of central German, East Prussian, Pomeranian) and Swedish blood. Guess that must be where the Vikings fit in...

So fun to see other people also studying their results as intensely as I do. LOL!!!
User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:31 pm

Sunshine1978 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:38 am
Hey all! I'm new here! I did Ancestry.com results with My True Ancestry very recently. I even bit the bullet to pay for the King level (my curiosity got the better of me!).

I guess my biggest, burning question is exactly how REAL are these results from My True Ancestry?

Also, I'm apparently connected to the Birka Shield-Maiden as well. :) But if it says I'm 43% closer to her than other users, does that just mean it's a guess and not definite?
Welcome, Sunshine 1978! We could use more results like yours to shine a light on this mysterious science. :idea:

While I think your results look reasonable for your known ancestry, I am only an arm-chair enthusiast and mainly judge by reviewing posted results on a few other forums. Thus far, I have not found a mainstream scientific review of the site, and the anthropology whiz-kids behind the genetic matching algorithms appear to be staying behind the scenes. As far as the samples, they have stated that they are obtaining the results of real anthropology site burial remains. Is it possible that the Eurogenes creator is associated with the company (Modern results like similar to Eurogenes K13 and K15 calculators) as he has obtained a lot of DNA test kits for his personal analysis tests and runs a respected population genetics blog? :ugeek:

Anyhow, I am impressed with the intent to analyze old bones and see how they might match modern folks as well as the many 'bells & whistles' features of the website. 8-) The site is really fun to use and the updates, while frequent, only take a few moments to review. Therefore, I do not have the feeling that if the science is debunked someday that I have entirely wasted my time. Also, when it comes to accuracy of results of any DNA test company, I had a relative score about 50% Scandinavian on the original test and then 0% on a later update. Therefore, even the mainstream test companies can be widely vacillating with their results at this time.
User avatar

Topic author
Arcadiaville
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Location: USA
Ethnicity: British Isles Mostly
Gender: woman
Has thanked: 342 times
Been thanked: 265 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Arcadiaville » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:45 pm

New update from My True Ancestry:

Viking Age England! Plus: St. Martin, Cameroon, Kola Peninsula, Fennoscandia and Medieval Germany!
King Aethelred orders the slaughter of Danish Vikings in Oxford in 1002 AD - are these your ancestors?

Deep Dive Breakdown Update:
- Now shows ALL your deep dive matches
- New filter lets you compare your Deep Dive closness vs other users with the same Deep Dive match!

Exciting NEW Samples:
- Danish Vikings in England! King Aethelred takes his revenge
- The Ghost Population of the Cameroon Rock Shelters!
- New Yoruba samples! The Slave Trade of St. Martin
- Medieval Upper Bavaria! Your long lost relative awaits discovery
- Bronze Age and Neolithic Germany!
- Bolshoy Kola Peninsula
- Plus Ancient Fennoscandia

___________________________________

My Living DNA updates just came in, showing that I am still majority English in their algorithm (but down 10% over last update). I gained a new region called Lincolnshire at 8% which apparently hosted a few Angles & Saxons in its time: "An estimate from Leslie et al (2015) suggests that Lincolnshire has amongst the highest proportion of Anglo Saxon genetics across the UK." Alas, as far as 'the Vikings are Here,' I show only 1 match with "Viking Age England:"
Attachments
My True Ancestry_DNA Spotlight_Viking Age England.JPG
My True Ancestry_DNA Spotlight_Viking Age England.JPG (170.43 KiB) Viewed 925 times

Sunshine1978 United States of America
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:26 am
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: My True Ancestry.com - Archaeogenetic Samples & Maps

Post by Sunshine1978 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:48 pm

This is so great to hear! I have become really obsessed with trying to figure out our family's history. I convinced my parents to join in and allow me to submit their results for them. Really, my mom is only interested to find out which famous people and royals are connected to her, but my dad is fascinated by the Vikings TV series and wants to see exactly how his ancestors fit in with the series. Cracks me up!!! He is VERY excited because he's got a strong connection to a Kievan Rus and just watched those episodes on the show (I've seen some episodes myself but am probably even more intrigued by the real-life individuals rather than the fictionalized components).

So when I updated my mom's results, I was STUNNED to see JUST HOW spot on they were with our Ancestry results and what we know of her side of the family. She is 49% Norwegian/Swedish according to Ancestry, and SURE ENOUGH, there are 18 different Vikings in her family tree!!! (Well, at least according to the DNA results). Actually, there are probably more... I just splurged up to the Zeus level. Couldn't help it after the exciting addition of the St. Brice Day Massacre Victims. Those poor people, though...

So based on what I see/know on my mom's side, I would say I'm seeing this site is DEFINITELY very accurate. Probably even MORE than Ancestry, which seems to give much wider margins.

I myself have no science degrees -- just a family tree enthusiast, but I've realized that this is about as close as we all can probably get to learning ancestors in the distant past, since many records were either not kept or not saved. Case in point: we suspect there is limited info on my dad's mother's side because the city in which they lived was burned down, and I'm guessing that includes all the records from the before, when they still lived in Poland. Really sad... So the My True Ancestry has been such an exciting find here!!! :D

Oh, Arcadia, I got linked to the SAME victim as you did... maybe you and I are distantly related?
Post Reply

Return to “other”