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Thread: Mapped: DNA Testing Shows the Most Anglo-Saxon Regions in UK

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    If by category, they mean origin preceding England, then why would those regions not make sense? As for the percentage per region, I could see you maybe disputing the amounts of different ones.
    If you're part Celtic, you're the Jew and if you're part Finnic, you're Mongoloid (even if Japanese are Honorary Aryans). However, if you're part Latin or Hungarian and assimilated Slav, that makes you more Germanic.Or, so I've heard...I don't put much stock in those rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baorn View Post
    If by category, they mean origin preceding England, then why would those regions not make sense? As for the percentage per region, I could see you maybe disputing the amounts of different ones.
    I mean them equating Irish with Celtic and British with Anglo-Saxon. There's more to Celtic than Irish, and British could mean Celtic or Germano-Celtic, depending on the period.

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    The original article gives way too much credit to Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com genetic results are based on user surveys they sent out a few years back asking what people thought their ancestral makeup was.

    They changed their results algorithms based on this customer satisfaction effort.

    For another thing, saying a population is 36% British or Anglo-Saxon is confusing, and saying the English have Irish ancestry makes it sound like it's from Irish immigrants.

    A very poorly written synopsis.

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    Ancestry.com is better at family trees and that's all that I bother with. I don't care for the categories of most testing agencies anyway. It's weird to see some say Yorkshire is the most British or Anglo-Saxon...

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