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Unraveling the Science Behind Ethnicity Estimation Posted by Julie Granka on October 24, 2013 in Science A small tube of your saliva can reveal a lot about your family history hundreds and even thousands of years ago. At AncestryDNA, we study the DNA in that saliva – using sophisticated science – to reveal your ethnic origins. We recently announced an update to our ethnicity results which provides customers with a more in-depth look at where their ancestors once lived.

Unraveling the Science Behind Ethnicity Estimation

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland The earliest settlers came to Ireland around 10,000 years ago, in Stone Age times. There are still remnants of their presence scattered across the island. Mountsandel in Coleraine in the North of Ireland is the oldest known site of settlement in Ireland - remains of woven huts, stone tools and food such as berries and hazelnuts were discovered at the site in 1972.
American ethnicity map shows melting pot of ethnicities that make up the USA today American ethnicity map shows melting pot of ethnicities that make up the USA today Census data shows heritage of 317 million modern AmericansClusters show where immigrants from different nations chose to settleLargest ancestry grouping in the nation are of German descent with almost 50 million people African American or Black is the second largest grouping with just over 40 million peopleAlmost 20 million people claim to have 'American' ancestry for political reasons and because they are unsure of their family's genealogy By Jessica Jerreat PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 1 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 2 September 2013 A truly captivating map that shows the ancestry of everyone of the 317 million people who call the melting pot of America home can now be seen on a U.S. Census Bureau map. For decades, the United States opened its doors and welcomed with open arms millions of immigrants who all arrived through New York's Ellis Island in the hope of a better life in America.
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