23andMe DNA Genetic Testing and Analysis

One of my Christmas gifts received in 2018 was a 23andMe DNA Genetic Testing kit. Upon my return to Oklahoma, after spending 12 weeks in southern California which included the death and burial of my mother [Mary Flores], I registered the kit on January 29, 2019, and completed the process before mailing the kit as instructed. The kit was received by 23andMe on February 2, 2019. On February 12, 2019, I received an email from 23andMe informing me that they had begun Genotyping my DNA. I received the results on February 19, 2019. 


Native American (Mexico/Peru) 45.8% ... North, Central, and South America were first populated around 15,000 years ago following the arrival of Native Americans from northeast Asia. We predict you had ancestors in Mexico and Peru within the last 200 years.

Siberian 0.5% ... Many ethnolinguistic groups call Siberia home, including the Yakuts, who migrated North and East from Siberia to escape Mongol raiders.

Broadly Northern Asian and Native American 1.9% ... Dispersed across three continents, the peoples of Northern Asia and the Americas have deeply-rooted genetic similarities, reflecting a history of widespread and rapid migrations across the vast central Asian plains, Siberia, and eventually into the Americas across the bearing land bridge. Subtle linguistic affinities reveal ancient links between some Native American languages and languages still spoken in Siberia. Broadly Norther Asian and Native American DNA is a relic of this ancient population split, and is difficult to assign to a specific region.

Broadly East Asian and Native American 1.1% ... The peoples of East Asia and the Americas have a shared genetic history. Their common ancestors left western Asia over 50,000 years ago, migrating east across the continent. The ancestors of Native Americans began to cross the Americas 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. Broadly East Asian and Native American DNA is a relic of this ancient population split, and reflect shared roots in central and northern Asia.


Spanish and Portuguese 23.5% ...Spanish and Portuguese ancestry was influenced by several Mediterranean civilizations. Today, this ancestry is common in people of Latin American descent.

Ashkenazi Jewish 0.9% ... Ashkenazi Jewish people settled in Eastern Europe in the late Middle Ages, and are genetically more similar to other Jewish populations than to most Europeans.

Italian 0.3% ... Northern Italians have stronger genetic ties to Northern Europe than do southern Italians, who tend to share  a rich genetic heritage with Greece.

Sardinian 0.3% ... Sardinians are outliers in the genetic landscape of Europe, thanks to the geographic isolation of their rugged island home off of mainland Italy.

Broadly Southern European 10.0% ... Southern Europe, including the Iberian, Italian, and Balkan peninsulas as well as the island of Malta, is a region defined in great part by the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean has provided transportation routes, keeping these regions connected culturally and genetically. Broadly Southern Europe DNA matches several specific populations and is difficult to assign to just one.

Broadly Northwestern European 0.5% ... Northwestern Europeans are represented by people from as far west as Ireland, as far north as Norway, as far east as Finland, and as far south as France. These countries rim the North and Baltic Seas, and have been connected throughout much of history by those waters. Broadly Northwestern European DNA matches several specific populations and cannot be assigned to just one. This shared heritage may be the result of extensive migration, possibly including the Germanic invasions of the early Middle Ages.

Broadly European 2.1% ... Much of Europe was buried under miles of ice ten thousand years ago. As the glaciers receded over millennia, Neolithic farmers from western Asia joined Paleolithic hunter-gatherers to settle Europe. Some European DNA is difficult to assign confidently to one population and receives a "Broadly" designation.


Congolese 2.5% ... Beginning around 3,000 years ago, the genetic tapestry of the Congo basin was transformed by the influx of Bantu-speaking peoples from the north.

Senegambian and Guinean 1.0% ... The people of Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau share many traditions. Today, around 20 percent of African American ancestry is from this region.

Southern East African 0.5% ... Within the last 3,000 years, metallurgy and agriculture arrived in Southern East Africa with the migration of Bantu-speaking people from Nigeria and Cameroon.

African Hunter-Gatherer 0.3% ... African Hunter-Gatherer populations represent some of the most genetically distinct branches in the human family tree.

Nigerian 0.1% ... Nigeria's population is the largest in Africa and one of the most diverse, with over 250 ethnic groups, including the Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, and the Igbo people.

Broadly West African 0.6% ... For over a millennium before European colonization and the Atlantic slave trade, West Africans were united under a series of powerful empires, resulting in broad similarities in music, clothing, art, and cuisine. A gradient of genetic similarity extending from Senegal to Nigeria reflects a richly complex population history in a region home to over 350 million people who form hundreds of distinct ethnic groups. Broadly West African DNA may match several populations, making it difficult to assign to just one.

Broadly Congolese and Southern East African 0.3% ... "Bantu" is a term widely used to describe the largest of Africa's ethnolinguistic families, with Iron Age roots near present-day Nigeria and Cameroon. Around 3,000 years ago, Bantu speakers carried their mastery of metallurgy and agriculture across Africa in two major streams -- one southward and one eastward -- resulting in Bantu ancestry that transcends geopolitical borders. Likely as a result of these rapid and widespread expansions, some Bantu DNA is difficult to assign confidently to a specific location within Sub-Saharan Africa.

Broadly Sub-Saharan African 0.9% ... The genetic diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa reflects both the deep history of humans in the region and the recent migrations that have carried people from western Africa to both southern and eastern Africa. As a result of this ancient and complex population history, it is difficult to assign some DNA to a specific population within Sub-Saharan Africa.


North African and Arabian 0.9% ... Recent migrations into North Africa from the Arabian Peninsula have resulted in a shared genetic and cultural heritage.

Broadly Western Asian and North African 0.3% ... The peoples of western Asia and North Africa have not only genetic but also deep linguistic connections with one another. Broadly Western Asian and North African DNA reflects shared roots possibly dating back to some of the earliest migrations out of Africa. The spread of Islam in the past 1,400 years has also dramatically shaped the region's genetic landscape, making it difficult to confidently assign some DNA to just one population.


You most likely had a great-grandparent, second or third-great grandparent who was 100 percent Native American.


You most likely had a second, third, fourth, fifth-great grandparent who was 100 percent Spanish and Portuguese, Congolese.


You most likely had a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh (or greater) great grandparent who was 100 percent Ashkenazi Jewish.


You most likely had a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh (or greater) great grandparent who was 100 percent Nigerian, Italian, African Hunter-Gatherer.


You most likely had a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh (or greater) great grandparent who was 100 percent North African and Arabian, Siberian, Southern East African, Sardinian, Senegambian and Guinean.

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