Trying Ancestry DNA VS 23andMe Kits + My Updated Results! | Kristabel

Trying Ancestry DNA VS 23andMe Kits + My Updated Results! | Kristabel



Are you tempted by the Ancestry DNA or 23andMe kits? I’ve tried and compared both to see how they analyse my Jamaican heritage. There’s also a few pros and cons for each plus tips on how to get the best deals for Fathers’ Day and beyond. Let me know if you have any questions!

Ancestry DNA kit: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
23andMe kit: https://refer.23andme.com/s/zrxsi

National Geographic race issue: https://on.natgeo.com/2sL2nMs

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27 Comments

  1. CFour 1100 says:

    I chose Ancestry after watching this….I just ordered the kit now. I was super torn between them so thank you.

  2. This video deserves more views

  3. It seems you were excited about the European 2.4% part…lol

  4. 405 BOY says:

    I used the Ancestry DNA
    33% Benin/ Togo
    20% Nigeria
    16% Southeastern Bantu
    9% Mali
    5% Senegal
    5% Cameroon/ Congo
    4% Ivory Coast Ghana
    3% Europe West
    2% Great Britain
    1% Scandinavian
    1% Iberian Peninsula
    1% Africa North
    You have more African than me. I'm jealous.. J/ K.Lol

  5. I’ll be doing my ancestrydna soon cause I want to see the migrations. I did myheritage and it’s cool but slightly basic. Ancestry gives you updates which is great.

  6. Jada Opoku says:

    im tired of nigerians think there soooo similar the first jamaicans came from GHANA

  7. Alan Wake says:

    Well, only Europeans will carry Neanderthal DNA because Neanderthals were never in Africa or Asia.

  8. Interesting how we look completely different, we’re both Black, but we had the same regions updated and the same regions removed…

  9. First black person with native American???

  10. I'm 98 percent African according to ancestryDNA and 95.4 according to 23andme. It seems we have something in common. 23andme seems to be counting north African as European.

  11. Presumably you had 0 Neanderthal traits, you wouldn't have less than 100% of their customers, because there will be other people who also show as having no variants.

    There actually aren't a lot of Neanderthal variants tested for, I apparently have less than 59% of 23andme customers, I have 270, only notable one apparently being a trait that makes it less likely that the person with it would sneeze while eating dark chocolate, I didn't know that dark chocolate could cause people to sneeze, but then again I suppose that probably isn't surprising.

    My unassigned bit on 23andme actually increased last time they revised my ancestry estimates, they had been determinedly showing me as <0.1% Yakut at all confidence levels and putting it on my timeline that I had Yakut ancestry in the 18th century and then they apparently suddenly determined otherwise.

    AncestryDNA's genetic communities feature appears to be much more accurate both in terms of how recent, but also where.

    AncestryDNA, I was surprised by how close it was between main 4 regions, 28% Great Britain, 23% Europe West, 21% Ireland, Wales & Scotland and 19% Scandinavia.

    Low confidence areas in AncestryDNA don't appear to be related to how much in percentage exactly, I've seen someone get 2% as their lowest in main confidence regions and 4% in a low confidence region. My low confidence regions were 5% Iberian Peninsula, 3% Finland/NW Russia& <1% E Europe.

    For genetic communities in AncestryDNA I got Scottish Highlands & Eastern Novia Scotia; Yorkshire & Pennines and NW England & W Midlands.

    Apparently I have 1 DNA segment that matches 1 used in reference data for Ireland on 23andme, otherwise all UK. On 50% confidence on 23andme I got British & Irish 77.8%, Broadly NW European 15.4%, Scandinavia 3.8% , French & German 2.3% & Unassigned 0.1%.

    On uploading my 23andme raw datafile 3 different occassions to My Heritage, every time it gave results as being over 60% Scandinavian and found nil English, which is somewhat absurd, I haven't tried my AncestryDNA raw datafile with it, I can't take My Heritage ethnicity estimates as remotely credibly having seen results they've come up with for various people, though they seem to be fine at matching relatives, just that their ethnicity estimate algorithm and reference data seems to be well off, I saw one set of results for an African American woman where they failed to find any Sub-Saharan DNA and then when she queried it they checked it and suddenly found a whole load, of course she'd paid for test, whereas raw datafile upload is free, from ethnicity estimate perspective I consider My Heritage as merely good entertainment and I have no plans to do a spit test with them.

    Of course although AncestryDNA no longer publish the YDNA & MtDNA haplogroups, apparently the actual markers for them are still included in raw data so can be uploaded to sites that give groups for those.

    I first tested with Britain's DNA, which has since been woundup, but provided lots of interesting results. More detailed on my YDNA than any results that 23andme gave me, my mother and some relatives had already had their MtDNA tested so I didn't do that one with Britain's DNA, but 23andme told me the same subgroup.

    Raw Datafiles can be uploaded for free to DNA.Land, We Genes & Gedmatch, as well as My Heritage. Doubtless a number of others of varying reliability.

    Gencove have stopped accepting uploads and are only doing testing for business customers now.

    I was thinking about trying Living DNA who are a firm linked to Bristol University, but I did AncestryDNA instead, so if I do a test with them it won't be any time soon, just so happened that AncestryDNA's discounted test was still a lot cheaper than Living DNA's discounted test.

  12. spicey66 says:

    23 and me are a joke! I have trusted Ancestry.com long before there was any real interest of genealogy.Of course I KNOW my genealogy background so I KNEW who was accurate.And yes you DO KNOW.Study your Family History.

  13. No matter how u came to be u are a beautiful mix and your natural hair is beautiful. Stay graceful .

  14. SBLACKW C says:

    You hair is so cute!

  15. FYI: Both sites will update. I also did both tests and I'm bi-racial. My dad is from Nigeria and my mom side is mainly German. I found that .23 and me had more specifics on what country my European heritage was from, while just saying I was West African while Ancestry was specific to Nigeria while it just said I was broadly European. The most interesting thing I discovered though is that I was linked on Ancestry to 5-6 cousins on my fathers side (one was UK from the Caribbean) so I was able to tell him his specific tribe!

  16. Monique L says:

    AncestryDNA seems better.

  17. Do you know how can I have the update

  18. I love your hair its very beautiful. 😀

  19. Bill Evans says:

    That was a good insight. My daughter and I did the AncestryDNA Test and it gave good results, plus some DNA matches to people who may share a common ancestor with me / us. I am also doing 23andMe for myself to see if it gives any further info and further links to potential matches. Thanks.

  20. Cree X says:

    Nice video! I just checked my Ancestry results, and they changed mine too. Thanks for sharing!

  21. I tried the AncestryDNA one myself, as did my boyfriend…I ended up with a large Irish & Western Europe %, yet my boyfriend (who is 1/4 German) had barely any Western European DNA. It was very interesting!
    Love your videos 🙂

  22. Great video! Have you thought about checking out the national archives in Richmond. They have Caribbean records there and I believe the Jamaica records are computerised. As you know all your grand parents & great grandparents names you might be able to go back pretty far.

  23. Payj says:

    Thank you for this! Very interesting!

  24. nomadine85 says:

    This was a great video, I keep wanting to do one of these but you actually went into them as products and compared which is so helpful, as it’s easier to find videos that are more sort of like personal unveiling and unboxing. Still fascinating but I felt like I got concrete and helpful products tips out of this video, thank you!

  25. CAMEROON AND CONGO AINT WEST AFRICA THATS CENTRAL AFRICA LOL THAT FIRST DNA LOOKS LIKE ITS CANT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WESTERN AND WEST REGION OF AFRICA.
    ITS RARE FOR CARIBBEANS TO BE JUST WEST AFRICAN DNA ,THERE ALWAYS GET CENTRAL AFRICA .LIKE YOUR RESULTS SHOWN.THERE WAS MAJOR WAR IN CONGO MANY SLAVES WERE SOLD MAINLY PRISONERS OF WAR
    KRISTABEL WESTERN AFRICA ISN'T THE SAME AS WEST AFRICA YOU GETTING CONFUSED ,WESTERN AFRICAN INCLUDES CONGO ,GABON ,CAMEROON ANGOLA ETC .WEST AFRICA STOPS AT NIGERIA TO MAURITANIA ,NIGER ,MALI ETC

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