Ancestry’s DNA test covers both the maternal and paternal sides of the family tree, so it covers all lineages. The Ancestry DNA test analyzes your entire genome-all 23 pairs of chromosomes-as opposed to only looking at the Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA (which makes other types of tests gender specific). Your autosomal chromosomes carry genetic information from both your parents that’s passed down through the generations. Autosomal testing allows you to find family across all lines in your family tree and the results are not limited to just the direct maternal or paternal lines.
My Ancestry DNA test shows my heritage is 100% European. I can confirm most of my ancestry to the countries matched by the DNA test. However, there are a few areas mentioned that I have no idea how they tie in.
Great Britain is 57% and is primarily in: England, Scotland, Wales
Europe West is 12% and is primarily in: Belgium, France, Germany,Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein
Italy/Greece is 10% and is primarily in: Italy, Greece
Ireland is 8% and is primarily in: Ireland, Wales, Scotland
Iberian Peninsula is 4% and is primarily in: Spain, Portugal
Scandinavia is 4% and is primarily in: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Finland/Northwest Russia is 3% and is primarily in: Finland, Russia (northwest)
Europe East is 1% and is primarily in: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
European Jewish is 1% and is primarily in: Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Israel
All very interesting. Still having a time trying to tie in all the cousin connections but all in good time.