My previous post atDNA [86-8-6] in regards to autsomal DNA research was mainly based on FamilyTreeDNA results (FamilyFinder test) and my analysis. This post is about more atDNA results I achieved during 2015/2016 time period, specifically by DNA.LAND service.
UPD: This post contains old data/information based on DNA.land Ancestry report from 2015, apr-2016 and oct-22-2016.
In Apr-2016 my main Ancestry Composition pie chart looked in this way. But I re-uploaded raw data in Oct-2016 and here we are – new pie chart:
Still not quite sure about years, time ranges for this kind of tests. But it’s definitely not a few years ago, but hundreds and thousands years ago.
DNA.LAND – is the website/service – https://dna.land where you can upload your raw data, which you may have received from FTDNA or 23andme services/test results.
In Nov 2015 I uploaded raw data to DNA.land, and after some time, on website I received results.
Results are a bit different comparing to FTDNA. This is old version of pie chart (good that I stored it time ago in 2015 🙂 ):
On Apr-09-2016, I discovered that DNA.LAND has updated “Ancestry Composition” chart. Here is post on Facebook.
Introducing the new DNA.Land ancestry inference report!
– A more accurate algorithm
– Hierarchical breakout of ancestry
– Interactive map
– Explaining the reference populations
– Exploring matches to reference populations.
And now, my new pie chart of ancestry admixture looks differently:
- In general, new chart shows me now, that I’m 100% West Eurasian. And it’s true, due to my West Ukrainian ancestry with potential Slovak/Polish/Belorussian/Lithuanian admixture. Old chart did not have it.
- Besides, new chart has some level uncertainty inside of Western Eurasian group – Ambiguous 6.3 %. In regards to this Ambiguous DNA.LAND states, that:
West Eurasian is a very general category containing Arab/Egyptian, Ashkenazi/Levantine, Central Asian, Northeast European, South Asian, South European, North/central European, Southwestern European and Central Indoeuropean.
By the way #1, it reminds my FTDNA atDNA results in regards to Middle East (6%).
- Old data was in details about:
- North/East European part of 58.17% and
- South/Western European 13.43% and
- South European 8.56% and
- North/Central European 8.19 %
(which is 88.35% of European in total)
now split into North European 64% and South European 24%. Now it’s 64+24 = 88% European.
By the way #2, FTDNA atDNA results state, that I’m 86% European. Now, DNA.LAND and FTDNA results are much closer. I consider, that different numbers 88.35 or 88 and 86 are are in scope of allowed mistakes.
By the way #3, FTDNA yDNA results gives me race recognition as:
- I-M423-Din-N =>73% (Dinaric, North)
- I-M423-Din-S =>27% (Dinaric, South)
which reminds me this atDNA ancestry a bit.
More detail, u may find on my old but on-going post about i2a1b2a1 aka I-CTS10228
- In scope of North European, vast majority of my atDNA relates to North Slavic population, which is obvious and expected.
- New chart gives me really NEW information in regards to 21% Southern European ancestry. And according DNA.LAND, it
includes: Italian/Bergamo, Italian/Tuscan and Toscani in (Bergamo, Tuscany and 1 other site) Italy
I don’t have any official relations with Italian ancestry, but I may only guess, that time ago, some Italian DNA relocated to West of Ukraine 🙂
By the way #4, small spoiler – my mother atDNA refers to 15% Italian. More will be in one of my next posts.
- Still, DNA.LAND has no data/information about Ambiguous 2.3% of South European in regards to my atDNA data. They states:
South European is a general category containing Italian and Balkan
- Old chart showed me 11.65 % Ashkenazi/Levantine admixture. Since that time, this “Levantine” is still mystery for me along with Ashkenazi for sure.
Levantines or Franco-Levantines are Latin Christians who lived under the Ottoman Empire.
Before my DNA tests, before 2014 year, I did not even think that I may have some Jewish or Ashkenazi or Levantine DNA. Reality of European life is cruel, so we have to admit it.
But new chart shows me now Ashkenazi 5.7% as sub-pie of expected bigger group Ashkenazi/Levantine. DNA.LAND states, that this region/pie-chart-section
includes: Ashkenazi Jew in Poland and Ashkenazi Jew from East Europe especially Lithuania (expat in Baltimore MD)
So I’m wondering, where my 5.95% Ashkenazi composition? I guess, from old data “Ashkenazi/Levantine 11.65%” DNA.LAND extracted Ambiguous 6.3 % and Ashkenazi 5.7% and showed them as separate.
By the way #5, now after comparing Levantine and South European data, the text from Wikipedia, becomes more clear:
Levantines were mostly of Italian (especially Venetian and Genoese), French, or other Euro-Mediterranean origin. They have been living in the eastern Mediterranean coast of Lebanon and Syria since the middle Byzantine or the Ottoman era and Constantinople/Istanbul, Smyrna/Izmir and other parts of Anatolia (in present-day Turkey).
Isn’t it the algorithm DNA.LAND using to relate Levantine/Ashkenazi and Italians people? This is kinda question to DNA.LAND.
In Oct-22-2016 I re-uploaded my raw data to DNA.land, and results changed:
- old Ambiguous 2.3% in South European became Balkan 3.8% and together with South/Central European 29% they define “South European” 33% with is more than by previous old logic.
- old Ambiguous 6.3% in West Eurasian segment became Northwest European 2%
- old Ashkenazi 5.7% became Ambiguous 1.6%, and DNA.land says:
We found no specific Ashkenazi ancestry, nor Ashkenazi/Levantine ancestry, but we did find 1.6% ambiguous West Eurasian ancestry, which could be Ashkenazi.
- And I think it clarifies something, but also kinda “hide” my very low level/amount DNA matches.
Additionally, there is map, where we can see some cross-countries relations. Interesting point for me here, that North Slavic 64% yellow region is mainly concentrated in Lithuania and Belorussian. This is snapshot of map on Apr-2016:
And regarding South European, it’s Italian ancestry for 21%. New for me, by DNA.LAND results.
DNA.land has very good point about Ashkenazi. Quote:
The Ashkenazi are displayed specially because they do not have a territory of their own, but live amidst unrelated peoples.
My Ashkenazi region is 5.7% – the hot yellow color.
Includes: Ashkenazi Jew in Poland and Ashkenazi Jew from East Europe especially Lithuania (expat in Baltimore MD)
And this is kind top question for me during 2015/2016 years period.I want to understand, on which level of my ancestry I received Ashkenazi DNA and from whom exactly. So far, no 100% data, but I know now for sure, they were somewhere from Poland. And I continue my research, being now in Kraków. 🙂 Cześć 🙂
On Oct-22-2016 I’ve got an update – I re-uploaded raw data, and received a bit different map – no explicit mention Ashkenazi:
Besides chart, and map now we have text description of ancestry areas. Here is snapshot on Apr-09-2016 (there is text about Ashkenazi as explicit ancestry area) and below is the latest on Oct-22-2016:
- This Ancestry Composition is very good tool for my genealogical (which now became genetics also) research. And it helps me to understand who am I in scope of belonging to ethnicity, in scope of history of my land, where I born and in scope of my country to know history better and make proper decisions in future.
- But considering they have updates which sometimes give different and not obvious and not very intuitive results, I kinda in doubt about DNA.land as a company.
PS. I plan to post in nearest future a few related posts, they are not yet fully ready.
 – What is Ancestry? – post on Medium (Feb-16-2016).