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‘I’m supposed to have German roots…’

DNA is a fascinating topic, but it definitely raises questions among the curious! Catherine Ball, Chief Scientific Office at AncestryDNA, is on hand to help Nikcole understand what her test results mean

QNikcole: I'm supposed to have German roots on my paternal nan’s side of the family as the person was supposed to come from Prussia in the 1800s, but I took the DNA test last year and not one bit of my DNA was found for Germany, why would this be? When I last looked, my uncle on my paternal side had Germanic Europe, but it was later updated and taken away – any ideas? Also in my DNA I'm noted as being 13% Irish and Scottish but it doesn't give where exactly it is connected to in Ireland – any ideas where I could get it pin-pointed?

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