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Questions tagged [ethnicity]

Questions about an ethnic group or ethnicity NOT related to DNA testing; but about the cultural traditions or culture itself. It is a category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. Unlike most other social groups, ethnicity is ...

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Ancestry Ethnicity says I'm 100% Irish and Scottish?

Can you explain how I can be 100% Ireland and Scotland in my Ethnicity estimate on Ancestry? Why not 99% Ireland and 1% Scotland, how can it be 100% both?
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Determining ethnicity? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out what percentage of things I am. I know that my great grandmother on my mothers side is from Italy and that my grandmother is part cherokee indian as well, and my grandfather's ...
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Isolating DNA segments related to specific ethnicity-location

Almost all genetic genealogy websites will tell you the origins of your DNA. But I would like to go one step further and find out which parts/segments of my DNA are related to a specific ethnicity. I ...
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What percentage of Portuguese am I? [duplicate]

My mother is 100% portuguese and my dad is 50% portuguese. Does that make me 75% portuguese??
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Does 5.1% Ashkenazi Jew from DNA count as Jewish ethnically? [duplicate]

If I'm 5.1% Jewish, how far away are my Jewish ancestors and do I count as a person of the Jewish race ?
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Understanding whether AncestryDNA ethnicity result indicates being Multiracial?

I did an ancestry DNA test to find out my ethnicity. Obviously I'm African-American, but the test revealed to me that there were five different ethnic groups running through my blood and they were ...
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Why are 99% of my Ashkenazi DNA matches not in the Middle East or Central Asia?

I took DNA tests through four major services: familytreedna, 23andMe, ancestry, and NatGeo/Helix. I am identified no less than 85% Ashkenazi. I also ran my results through dnaland, gedmatch, and ...
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How many generations back will specific ethnicity show up in DNA?

When getting a DNA test, how many generations back will a specific ethnicity show up? Our family tree shows that our 5th great grandfather was African. My cousin just received her DNA results ...
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What is my Lineage?

My ancestors came over to Missouri from Baden-Württemberg, Germany during the 1880's as part of the 1.4 million German immigration wave that occurred during that time, mainly due to civil war and ...
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Am I part Canadian? [duplicate]

If my dad and grandma were both born in Canada but my grandfather was born in the US, does that mean I am part Canadian? They are all US citizens and all my ancestors after my grandma came from ...
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Categorizing people of North African descent (i.e. Egypt) on Ethnicity surveys/questions for US documents? [closed]

I'm half Egyptian (the other half is a mixture) but born and raised in the USA; I've always read conflicting sources of whether to categorize myself as "White" or "African American" on those surveys ...
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Determining percent Spanish? [duplicate]

If my mom Grandmother was Spaniard, does that make my mom 25 percent Spaniard? What percent does that make me?
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if my great grandmother was honduran and great grandfather scottish, what does that make me? [duplicate]

my great grandmother was Honduran and she married a Scottish man where they then moved to Jamaica to have my grandmother who married a Jamaican man. what would i say i mixed with?
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According to my family DNA what is my true ethnicity? [duplicate]

My maternal grandmother (b. 1911/d. 1940) was of mixed race (white father and black mother, her father left and she was raised by her mom) Her husband (my maternal grandfather) was born in the 1890's ...
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Determining percentage of Chamorro ethnicity? [duplicate]

My paternal great grandfather was Chinese from China married my paternal Great grandmother who was Chamorro. They gave birth to my paternal grandfather. This makes my paternal Grandfather 1/2 Chinese ...
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Determining where particular parts of ethnicity percentage from DNA come from in family?

I completed a DNA test, and the results stated that I am 77% African 20% European 2% Native American and 1% Asian. From the results of this test, is there anything in the results that would tell me ...
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Determining ethnicity according to ancestry?

My sister, cousins, and other relatives speculate that my mom's grandmother was Jewish (for various reasons). I've heard people say at times things like, for example, "I'm 50% German" or "I'm 25% ...
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How can DNA testing aid me in my genealogy research?

My basic understanding of DNA testing is that it can tell you where your ancestors came from. How can just knowing the ethnic breakdown of my ancestors help me? What if I already know where my ...