I originally posted this article June 2019 – National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending, but National Geographic (NatGeo) is removing the data from their website on June 30, 2020. If you used either FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) or Helix to process your Geno Project results information, you have three more days before the results are removed from the NatGeo website; log-in link: https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/results/signin. I logged in and printed both results to my computer.
I did an ethnicity comparison between my Geno 2.0 (FTDNA) and Geno 2.0 Next (Helix) Geno 2.0 Next vs. Geno 2.0 Ethnicity Comparison back in mid-2018. When I talked to NatGeo and Helix, both companies believed there would be no ethnicity differences between my FTDNA results and my Helix results.
From the 2018 link above:
Ethnicity Results Comparison*:
Geno 2.0 Next (Helix):
Northwestern European 56%
Northeastern European 15%
Southwestern European 8%
West Mediterranean 7%
Eastern European 7%
Italy and Southern Europe 6%
Geno 2.0 (FTDNA)
Northern European 42%
Southwest Asian 16%
*Worth noting 2.0 Next added some ethnicity areas that weren’t listed in 2.0 results although Nat Geo was of the opinion changes should have been made to 2.0 results as improvements and changes were made.
Neanderthal/Denisovan Results Comparison:
Geno 2.0 Next (Helix)
Geno 2.0 (FTDNA)
Geno 2.0 Next (Helix) vs. Geno 2.0 (FTDNA)
Haplogroup Results (the same with both companies and kits):
Y-DNA J-YSC0000234 (specifically J1)
In doing research earlier this month, I came across this update https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/. Originally, they were going to keep the data up until the end of 2020 when they made the announcement last year, but in January 2020, they decided to remove the data June 30, 2020.
Previous DNA Saturdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/DNA-Saturdays/