I’ve been getting my DNA test results in bits and pieces. Remember I did the test? Companies like Family Tree DNA claim they can dig up your ancestral background.
Well, so far I haven’t learned much. I mean there’s a lot of information but I’m not sure how relevant it is. For one thing, the test show almost no genetic links in Iran. I’m three-quarters Iranian (Iranian father, half-Iranian half-American mother). So how is that possible? The only explanation is that the genetic pool available to the testers does not include many Iranians to compare their DNA to mine.
The tests show I have “full genomic sequence” matches with individuals in Ireland, England, Germany and Norway. (My maternal grandmother’s family came from Ireland and England and settled in Idaho some 200 years ago.) I see in the test results that there are also lots of Ashkenazi connections here and there in Europe. (There are no Jews in our family background that I know of.)
You’re welcome to take a look at the results. Maybe there are genetic experts among you who can figure some of it out and give a summary of the main findings. Go here and type in kit number 178026 and password BD2226.
I would not recommend this test to Iranians. It’s best for those with European backgrounds.
PS: The contact info on my account has been changed for privacy 🙂