In 2020, still not soup… — The Legal Genealogist

Estimates! They’re only estimates! Yes, The Legal Genealogist got the same update in the admixture estimates at Ancestry as everyone else this week. Yes, my estimates changed. No, I’m not going to lose my mind over the fact that I now have no Swedish, compared to 7% last time around. Or 16% Norwegian, compared to…

In 2020, still not soup… — The Legal Genealogist

I appreciate her almost yearly posts on this topic.

The point missed by most people is just because you have people from a country doesn’t mean those ancestors were ethnically from that country. I have a growing amount of British, but like the rest of Europe, the U. K. was invaded by pretty much every European ethnic group over the last 6,000+ years. Sometimes the invasions were peaceful, but other times they weren’t.

Another point missed is you may inherit DNA from your parents in predictable amounts, it doesn’t mean you will inherit the ethnic amounts in the same predictable amounts. I have seen people who tested and the differences in sibling ethnic percentages were substantial.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “In 2020, still not soup…,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 13 Sep 2020).


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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