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  1. jackson9 says:

    Please here this one out. stop attaching DNA results to celebrities results. DNA tests Ancestry DNA, 23andme, myheritage are all unreliable. They can’t get the ethnicities right so there is no point. Especially Ashkenazi ancestry results. It’s all a joke

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      one thing for sure is they keep updating you results, making you madder, or maybe that’s just me. another thing is they can’t give you your full ancestry, you only get 50% from each parent , and it’s no telling what 50% you get

      • passingtime85 says:

        @jackson9 they’re a little unreliable, but accurate enough to leave in the profiles. Plus AJ ancestry is one of the most researched ethnic groups, their genome is well studied and sequed. If someone has the markers associated with them, they probably have AJ ancestry. If anything that’s the least concerning of all the ethnic groups, I hear British ancestry gets fouled up the most often.

        @fuzzybear44

        That’s not exactly how it works. It’s not like if you have two biracial parents, you can get only one side their ethnic makeup to combine/reform into a nearly 100% non-admixed individual.

        Like Zoe Kravitz didn’t end up being all Jewish or all black. It sounds like in your understanding of inheritance that would be a possibility.

        • fuzzybear44 says:

          @passingtime85

          Well I’m pretty sure I understood what the people told me, unless they don’t know their job. I mean yes, I only made it to the 2nd grade, but they didn’t use any big words

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            Anyhow no big deal to me, later

          • passingtime85 says:

            Which people? I don’t think they explained it correctly.

            Here’s an example. Imagine an individual with a Han a parent that’s 100% Han Chinese and a parent that’s 50% South Indian and 50% Russian. The child going to receive 50% from the Han parent, and about 25% Russian and 25% South Indian. Give or take a maximum of about 5% in either direction received from the mixed parent. Also a chance the child may favor one parent over another by 1-2% overall.

            There’s no possibility of the child receiving 50% from the Han parent and solely 50% Russian or 50% South Indian. That’s not how DNA recombination works. You would not receive a wonky 90/10 or 80/20 or 70/30 etc from the mixed parent.

            At most the child would receive a 55/45 from the mixed parent. That gets reduced to 27.5/22.5% once passed to the child.

            So typically the child would be 50% Han, 25% Russian, and 25% Southern Indian. The biggest variations possible being 48-52% Han and 20.5-24.5% R or SI and/or 25.5-29.5% R or SI.

            It’s possible the numbers wouldn’t be nicely sliced like the 50,25,25, but possible the variances are not grossly misaligned. I don’t even really believe the genetic recombination I presented is even possible, it would be akin to a one in a million offspring.

            More often than not, the figures align with 50,25,25 result. With only 1-3% variation leaning towards favoring of any one genetic input, and tack on maybe 1-2% variation because the child favors one parent overall.

            We’re talking 5% total. It’s not such a large number you have to discredited and discount the entire notion of the 50/50 splits when considering human genetic inheritance.

    • andrew says:

      Bearboy, I believe they’re reliable in distinguish European from African from East Asian etc.
      About regions they’re shaky.

  2. LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

    Guys, I flooded too much
    Because it was a lot of information about Demi’s ethnicity DEMI LOVATO
    So, I used family search and found out a few things
    I will flood to remove all floods
    And put the information, ok
    Sorry for ANYTHING

    • LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

      Check out my comments, but if you’re not in the mood don’t post
      I used the family search and found Demi lovato’s confirmed acenstral and also a possible Irish and English descent on the maternal side, and don’t delete my comments, read on Demi’s, thanks: D

  3. jackson9 says:

    Can someone say if Helen Schaefer (1907-1997) born in Budapest Hungary was ethnically German or Jewish? She was married to Emanuel Meleniclis. This is baseball player Cody Bellinger’s great grandmother. I think she was Ashkenazi Jewish. A overlapping ancestry profile seems to think this ancestor was Jewish but I was hoping someone can help with the research. thanks!

  4. Akwaba says:

    The site does not accept new celeb submissions ?

  5. andrew says:

    @madman

    Is there Vincent Van Gogh?

    He deserves to be added.

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