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Unlike FamilyTreeDNA, 23andme scans all of your genome to look for patterns that may be used to predict your ancestry. Mine turned out to be 100% European. No surprise there. Here are my results.
I find it interesting that, as is the case with so many African-Americans, a lot of this man's ancestry is European in origin. You can go to 23andme, create a free account and explore other sample groups under "Ancestry Painting."
When 23andme compared me to others in their database, the closest relationship they could identify for me was a potential 4th cousin. You can see from the table posted above that I would not anticipate sharing much of my DNA with this person. 23andme computed that we shared 0.48% of our DNA -- big whoop!!! (Note: I've since found out that the 36 cM we share is a big deal. Who knew). Here is what we share in common.
You are reading it correctly. We share one little section on chromosome 20. I'll bet I share that much with my husband. I guess I'm going to have to have him submit a sample. So come on, cousins, submit a sample! I want to have some fun.
In my next post, I'll discuss what I found out from a medical point of view.