Great news! My AncestryDNA results are in!

After a long wait or what seemed a long wait to me finally ended this past Saturday. I finally received my AncestryDNA results. I’ll admit to it I was very excited but the bad thing was that I did not see the email until Sunday when I was getting ready to had out to my in-laws small ranch to go make a fence. I just took a quick look and saw my ethnicity results.

The following image is the email that I received notifying me that my results were in.

I had not even arrived at my in-laws and I already had a message form an Ancestry member asking me about my DNA and that we were  a close match.  Turns out that she was a reader of my blog We Are Cousins and I had already exchanged some emails in the past. Now the DNA results stated that we were 2 to 3rd cousins but we just have to find out how.

The first thing that I noticed was that the processing notice was no longer there.

Instead it looked like this:

As you can see with the image above the status changed from Lab Processing, which took 19 days, to having two options. One is to “See full Ethnicity Estimate” and the other “See matches”.  Let me show you both of them.

See full Ethnicity Estimate for Moises Garza:

I was very surprised to see some of my results but I will talk about that in one of the upcoming We Are Cousins Podcast Episodes.

See matches:

Ancestry DNA MAtches

The matches page looks just like this image. This is also the section that gave me a head ache. Many of the trees are private and I have sent several requests but many are public and the data is overwhelming. I did find about four people and with a quick look in their tree I could see how exactly we were related.

In total there are 143 pages of 50 results each, thus making the task of reviewing all matches monumentally impossible.

In recap of time frames:

  • 5-16-2014 – Bought Testing Kit
  • 5-20-2014 – Received Testing Kit and Returned Same Day
  • 6-2-2014 – Received email the DNA Made it to the Lab
  • 6-21-2014 – Received email that DNA results were in.

It took a total of almost 5 weeks, from the time I originally bought my DNA kit to the time that I got my results. That is not a bad waiting time. In the mean time I had enough time to view the “AncestryDNA Learning and Frequently Asked Question Videos“ that I told you about.

Whats Next?

For one, review my matches and respond to about 5 emails from possible promos/primas through AncestryDNA. Also download the raw data and see what else I can use it for.

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  1. hi Moises
    i just want you to know i LOVE what you posted-
    love the screenshots ! and you are SO funny stating “this is the part that gave me a headache!”
    just love it….
    i am currently waiting for my results… so far 22 days waiting (and checking 20x a day) !!
    thanks again,

  2. hi moises—
    just wanted to let you know that you were right- very interesting results !
    Although I am an italian/american, my results reflected 2 other regions that were surprising..

    anyway- as you also stated – the dna matches were sooo cool-
    this is when i realized that ancestryDNA is NOT bullsh*t…….
    it had my first cousin down as first match- and she has a completely different last name so this was infact absolute DNA matching (i have not spoken or seen her in over 25 years)

    ps: don’t know where to go from here- it is overwhelming on the website re: family trees, etc… i have yet joined.
    take care,

  3. Thanks for the post. I received my results last week. Some of the surprising results were that they estimated me at 7% African and 7% West Asia (Middle East). Not to surprised by the African given all the Mulato, Lobo, and Coyote records I have come across in Guanajuato.

    Not sure what to make of the Middle Eastern estimate.

    1. If you are Hispanic (meaning that you have some spaniard in you) then the middle eastern would be that you are Jewish. A lot of Jewish people were living in Spain. A lot of them left Spain because they were being prosecuted for being Jewish, some were killed and others converted and stayed. There are a few that said they converted, but they still had their Jewish customs. There is a documentary about this. A lot of Mexican Americans are Jewish decent because of this. There are a lot of them in New Mexico. I a too bought a test and I am waiting for my results. I feel like I am going to get the same as a lot of people who are Hispanic (I am Mexican American), Iberian Peninsula (Spain), Native Anerican, Greek/Italian, and maybe some Middle Eastern.

      1. You sound like a fool. The middle eastern is Arab because there were much more Muslims in Spain than Jews. Muslims ruled parts of Spain

      2. Know this also, the Moors (Arabs) ruled Spain for many years, so it could be from that. Also Spain as Im told ruled part of the Middle East.

    1. Know too that Lebanon in the Middle East was at one time a predominantly Christian Country. The Crusaders traveled most of the world, and the Romans they ruled parts of the Middle East too.

  4. I am currently waiting. I sent my kit in on Jan. 9, 2017. it is now Feb. 14th and no word. i did see that the timeline changed so it is now in lab processing as of today. not sure how long it will take from there. I am very excited to see the results.

      1. Moises – May I ask why you’ve sent it in a second time?
        BTW.. i’m also anxiously awaiting my results! They received mine Jn 19th and went into lab processing feb 16th.

  5. I sent mine in in early January and they receive it on the 25th. As of this morning it is in for processing. I am curious to see what it says as I have quite a mixed background. My husband also did his and is looking forward to his results as well.

  6. Mine test was received Jan 20th 2017 and moved to lab processing on March 15😥. It’s taking a lot longer than I expected but, I’m excited about receiving results. Does anyone have an idea how long is normal for wait from “lab processing” to results?

  7. Can someone tell me what time of day they got their results? I check for mine like 100 times a day lol. I did 23andme and ancestry.

  8. Hello community, I’m looking for some beta testers on a new free site I just created…

    It allows users to enter the date on which their DNA kit was activated, the date that the kit arrived at the lab, the date the lab began processing their kit, and the date the lab was done processing their DNA sample.

    Providing your dates here on this website will help you and others who are getting their DNA tested to get a better understanding of current or average wait times.

  9. Phew, I’m glad I’m not the only one LOL. My Ancestry test was sent on 2/21/17, received on 2/28/17 and is still in the arrived status as of 4/13/17. I can’t wait to see my results! My “Trudo” side is a complete mystery of heritage, as Edward is a dead-end. Thank you so much for your post Moises!

  10. Test in Process: Lab processing began on Apr 19, 2017 Arrived on Feb 27, 2017. From what I have read possible another 21 days? Wow I am already at 8 weeks and 2 days. This test will determine if I am 1/8 Native American. If I am not then maybe I will find my real father’s family. It was the only way to find out since possible father is deceased. Other than He and my mother (also deceased) have O+ blood and I am A+. That is what made me wonder. Hope this test clears up my questions.

  11. I am still waiting on mine as well. I sent them mid Feb and last night I got an email saying they were finally being tested!!! Does anyone know how long after you get that email? I am so excited but I have done a ton on my tree so I am hoping that will help me link the matches faster. I have been working on it for a couple of years. Thanks for all the info everyone. I will be English, Irish and Scandinavian for the most part. Looking forward to the unknown.

  12. I’m waiting now for my results. Has been about 5+ weeks since mailing my kit. Its now been 2 weeks since lab processing began.
    Very excited to see whats possibly hidden in my colonial American background (350-375 years approx.) 😀
    Will share results when available.
    Thank-you everyone for sharing, its great to see this blog. Thanks Moises!

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