DNA is a new field to me and I still have a ton of material to read and many things to learn along the way. I have started to encourage everyone that can afford it to take a DNA test specially if you have road blocks or can not find any information regarding your family. The cousin matches might just be what you need. The only thing is to be aware that if the majority of your ancestors are form Nuevo Leon, Tamulipas, Coahuila and South Texas our cousin estimates are wrong. When you have several or like in my case many family lines intermarrying each other then your DNA is intensified.
As I mentioned in a discussion that I had yesterday on Las Villas del Norte Genealogy group’s Facebook page. “Yup, from experience 2nd and third cousins are actually from 5th to 8th. 8th are usually from 13 to 15 generations. Could also be an explanation to the high number of matches that we have.” In an upcoming post I will compare my results with those of my wife and will demonstrate how this is the case in our particular situation. For now let’s compare and or try to analyze my DNA results with those of my dad. You can view my previous post “My Dad’s DNA Results I Was Very Surprised” to only see his results.
Ethnicity Estimate and DNA Matches For Both of Us
As you can see I have three main regions plus nine more. My dad has also his three main regions and then 7 more. He has more shared ancestors hints than me and almost twice the 4th cousins. I have greater numbers on my Native American and Iberian Peninsula, we can safely assume that I inherited the extra percentages from my mother whom results I will analyse next week for you. You can see her results in a previous post of mine”DNA Results for My Mom San Juana Garza Tanguma Lopez“. Now lets’ get more detailed.
As you can see there are some differences and they are very interesting at least to me. So I am more European Jew than my dad. My West Asia results are also very different than his and as i mentioned before he has British and I have none. I’ll let you do your own comparison with the above images.
I finally got around to last week to uploading the Raw Data from ancestry to Gedmatch on both of may parents. I posted on Las Villas del Norte Website the kit numbers to the kits that I manage so that members could play comparing my DNA with theirs. If you still don’t know how to get your raw data i explain how here “How to Download Your AncestryDNA Raw Data“.
As you can see there is no doubt that my dad is my dad. We have 3587.1 cM and my other greatest match besides my mother is an individual Named Victor Garcia and him and I share only 305.1 cM with a possible relationship of 2.8 generations away. I have a very complete tree for the past 3 generations and Victor Garcia is not there. This only means that we are further back related and it could possibly be due to the lines intermarrying and the DNA is intensified.
I hope that you found this post to be informative since I have no idea if it is useful to anyone else other than me. If you have not done your DNA test I highly recommend that you have it done. You can buy an ancestry DNA kit sold by Ancestry through Amazon. When you do you help support this website with no extra cost to you.
If you have any comments or opinions let me know in the comment area of this post. Talk to you in my next post where I will be comparing my mothers DNA results with mine.