Ancestry DNA - SideView - Ethnicity Inheritance

Ancestry DNA - SideView - Ethnicity Inheritance

As someone who will never have the opportunity to DNA test my parents, the update from Ancestry DNA which includes its new SideView technology shows me what parts of my ethnicity come from each and is a fantastic gift.

So let's see how this works, when you first open your Ancestry DNA Story, you'll get a couple of update notices, including this one. 

Ancestry SideView Introduction Screen


And this one, which is introducing an Ethnicity Estimate update.

Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Estimate Update Introduction

Once you get past these screens, scroll down on the right hand side to get to the Ethnicity Inheritance panel. 

Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Inheritance

Click on the View Breakdown and you will see this screen:

Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Inheritance Overview

Here my ethnicity is split between the two parts of my chromosome that I inherited from my parents on the left and the different regions grouped together to make me. You can click on the region names to see this highlighted in the circle images. 

Scroll down a bit further and you will get the detailed view.


Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Inheritance Detailed Comparison

There is nothing here to indicate which parent is which, but having the breakdown may help you to identify which is which based on your known family history. 

So looking at the above, one parent gives me my Germanic Europe ethnicity and I know which parent this is based on my research... thanks Mum. 

Ancestry DNA - Maternal Ethnicity Estimate

So looking at these Ethnicity Estimates broadly I'm able to work out which parent is which and this is so exciting for someone who can't test their parents. 

Now I know you're maybe looking at those percentages and maybe thinking they don't match. Well there's reasons for that and you'll need to standby for the next blog post on that. 



New blog post on how to label each parent as maternal or paternal. 

If you want some help with your DNA research, you can book a one on one session with me to help Understand Your DNA Results

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