AncestryDNA/African Ancestry Results

AncestryDNA/African Ancestry Results

African Ancestry reaction video @10:17

African Ancestry interview



  1. There is no such thing as Akan yDNA or New Guinea mtDNA. For instance, your yDNA would be E1b1a* (W. Africa) or E1b1b* (N/E Africa) or maybe A* or BT* (Khoisan, S. Sudanese, ancient yDNA). There are like a bazillion nomenclatures so it might say, for example, anything from P252, U174, E1b1a1a1a1c1a1a or E1b1a1a1f1a1 for E1b1a7a.

    AncestryDNA could lie to you like African Ancestry, but they didn't. You do NOT know the exact tribe. If you were born into that tribe in Africa and you took a test it would show results from all over that region of Africa, minus the European DNA. There are Africans posting result videos that demonstrate this. There is no Akan specific DNA, just like there is no Puerto Rican DNA. The only people with homogenous DNA are inbreed. It's just an estimate. The difference is African Ancestry is more brazenly dishonest about it.

    If you want to estimate your yDNA for free you can put your raw AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, Geno, FTDNA, 23andMe, etc. data into
    Wegene will also give you a yDNA and mtDNA estimate for free.

    ytree.MorleyDNA estimated my yDNA to haplogroup E1b1a1a1f1a1 (i.e. E1b1a7a). I loaded the raw data to Wegene too, which also estimated my yDNA to E1b17a. So that's two independent sites coming to the same conclusion. Wegene also estimates mtDNA, but not to a specific subclade. It said I was maternal haplogroup L3 (extremely generalized). Both of these sites are FREE by the way.

    I think you have to have a newer version of AncestryDNA test (V2 2018) though because the newer test version covers more markers. I don't think the older ones work for Wegene at all when it comes to XY DNA.
    The data will work, but be less accurate for ytree.MorleyDNA. For instance my father's 2015 data was narrowed down to E1b1a7, where my newer 2018 data it could be narrowed down a little further to E1b1a7a because my test had more Y-markers.

    Also, 23andMe will do the autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA for far cheaper than African Ancestry, with a $99 pricetag. Or you can wait until it's on sale and it's only $69. Versus paying $300 for either a yDNA or mtDNA test that will tell you the exact same thing as the cheaper or free options. African Ancestry is a ripoff.


  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm looking into doing a test with both as well. I got goosebumps when you shared the African tribes they linked you back to. Modern technology is amazing! I'm nervous but I'm excited! 🙂

  4. I enjoyed the video; thanks for sharing!

    With every generation (before us) our DNA percentages decrease by half.  We get:

         50% from each parent

         25% from each grandparent

         12.5% from each great-grandparent

         6.25% from each 2nd great-grandparent

         3.12% from each 3rd great-grandparent

         1.56% from each 4th great-grandparent and so on…

    By the time you consider DNA from your 20th great-grandparents… that’s already 4,194,304 ancestors (from both mother and father) that you’ve gotten a VERY small percentage of DNA from.  This is where “trace regions” come in play.

    I say that to say this, trace regions are equally important.  The trace regions represent our eldest ancestors, back from Ancient Africa (or wherever your results show). The percentages are usually very low, because the ancestor is from so far back that the DNA percentage is not that strong.  But the DNA from the millions of people will collectively make up that small DNA trace region percentage.

    My AncestryDNA result was 3% for Ivory Coast/Ghana.  My tribe result from the AfricanAncestry mitochondrial test was also the Akan of Ghana. To me, my results for both tests align perfectly…as the woman in this tribe would've been my eldest female ancestor (that 3% represented on the AncesteyDNA test).


    Ever wonder why you have so many cousins with your DNA results?  Because we share so many ancestors! Our number of ancestors double with every generation:

    Parents 2
    Grandparents 4
    Great-Grandparents 8
    2nd Great-Grandparents 16
    3rd Great-Grandparents 32
    4th Great-Grandparents 64
    5th Great-Grandparents 128
    6th Great-Grandparents 256
    7th Great-Grandparents 512
    8th Great-Grandparents 1,024 
    9th Great-Grandparents 2,048
    10th Great-Grandparents 4,096
    11th Great-Grandparents 8,192
    12th Great-Grandparents 16,384
    13th Great-Grandparents 32,768
    14th Great-Grandparents 65,536
    15th Great-Grandparents 131,072
    16th Great-Grandparents 262,144
    17th Great-Grandparents 524,288
    18th Great-Grandparents 1,048,576
    19th Great-Grandparents 2,097,152
    20th Great-Grandparents 4,194,304

    And so on…

  5. I like to pause these DNA result videos and guess at the results. Ima gonna go with: primary percentage African, with a pretty strong Asian percentage, and a tad bit of Indian – maybe a small bit of European. Let's see how I did!
    Dang! Missed it – could have sworn there's some Asian there.

  6. Does African Ancestry give percentages or does it just say you're from here or there? Just FYI Roots was found out to be made up. I know… it broke me too when I found out.

  7. My DNA results are 42% Ghana, 38% Native American (Cherokee Nation), 6% Iberian Peninsula, 6%Melansian, 5%German. On the reservation we didn’t talk about such things. We knew that we were African and Native American but nothing else. Love yourself. All of my African Heritage came from Ghana. Surprising. We had it redone by Yale New Haven Lab. The numbers were almost the same. Except I had a higher percentage of Native American. It was 38% on 23 and me and Yale’s Lab stated 40%. Love yourself.

  8. Let me tell u what African southeastern bantu means! It's absolutly not east africa……it is countries like south africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia,Angola, Mozambique and Uganda! You are african american so it's normal to have the west African and bantu blood in you.

  9. Before I watch this I'm estimating that you have 69% African DNA. I will come back with an edition after I've watched. Let's see!
    NB: My guess was almost spot on.

  10. Ow wow nice… U look more like south African, Botswana, Swaziland or Lesotho

  11. You are 30% European. Your paternal gene should’ve led you back to Europe!

  12. Why the fuck are you whispering? Audio is horrible.

  13. That's nice. i'm a Tikar.( mixture Of Fulani's and Tikar's) From the North West Region Or grass-field Of Cameroon( .in the town OF Bamenda). Africa has 3 brought people Groups. the Nilotic, Bantu's and Cushites. So we Tikar's and Fulani's are Nilotic people who migrated from Sudan in the 17 Century( Ancient Egyptians) to The Northern and North West Region Of Cameroon around the Cameroon and Nigerian Border. We are so distinct such that the British and French Decided to Share German Cameroon,.with the British taking the Tikar's and Fulani's. We Got Very distinct culture and customers, Business Incline, intelligent, strong attachment to our native believe and very very Rebellious when pushed to the Wall. we are the English speaking people in Cameroon, in the Town Of Bamenda

  14. my dna results were 58% African, 28% European, 13% Native(taino), and a shocking 1 percent pacific islander


  16. African Ancestry (AA) does not provide good value for the amount of money they charge compared to the other DNA testing services. Nor do they explain the microscopic amount of DNA they compare. Nor do they highlight that their results are probabilities, not definitive, nor certainty. For those reasons and many others, "Buyer Beware." Each one of the current services have their strengths and weaknesses, but AA's DNA reference libraries are the least robust, i.e., smallest number of samples for comparison. AA does a very poor job (no job, actually) of explaining and showing how client's DNA matches their samples and they provide NO reference, historical, or cultural information at their website in support of their clients' analyses. I paid for both the matri and patri tests. The patriclan test was a joke–testing only on 9 markers–12 markers is a minimum and with the ability to test on the Y chromosome up to 111 markers, AA's results are weak at best and completely unreliable at worst. This is a shame because African American genealogists and clients deserve so much better. This service is not ready to serve.

  17. You're strikingly handsome that's a good DNA mix lol. Do you have a Sibling? there's can be different. I'm 50% Italian but my brother is 60

  18. Your results are very similar to mine. Except that you have more European. Where in the US is your family From?

  19. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Your video was informative and very helpful to me because I never heard of the African Ancestry test. I will check it out !
    I did the Ancestry dna test through and it was a great experience. is good too !

  20. You look a lot like my brother-in-law. He's 100% Nigerian – Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

  21. So you’re sort of like a black Viking. I keep forgetting that a lot of black Americans have some Northern European DNA.

  22. But if you so many ethnicity for Africa, how did it narrow it down to one result for the tribe?

  23. hey so lemme clarify. african ancestry will show you ONLY african dna? nothing else? and ancestry will show you all of it (but however, vaguely)??

  24. I didn't even know there was a specific test for Africa. That is really cool. I know they have begun taking dna samples from all over Africa and have matched folks with actual living relatives now! THAT is so awesome. I did my ancestry dna too(I am not African btw) I think it is important to know where we came from.

  25. Hey, you look like the actor that played Carlton on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

  26. Yes there is such people Africa Arabs n black Africa ?????

  27. Take note ? North Africa is Arabs people yes Africa has 2 zones Arabs n. Black Africa ????

  28. Let me help you out. The people in west Africa are not native to Africa. They migrated to west Africa from the middle East. They are the real Jews of the bible. Check this documentary out, it will give you more clarity: "True identity of the so called negro part 4"

  29. Am African and if I was to guess what part of Africa I think ur from without having watched this video I would have said Cameroon without hesitation. The shape of ur face and the big wide eyes

  30. The only person so far to pronounce Benin correctly. ?

  31. You really look Congolese !
    You look like a Mukongo man !


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