FTDNA has launched an update to myOrigins.

If you have population data via the Family Finder log into your account as FTDNA has launched an update to myOrigins.

Message from FTDNA:

“Our Population Genetics team worked for months to define and validate new population clusters and to refine existing ones. Under seven subcontinental groups, we’ve added six new clusters for a total of 24 reference populations.

Here’s how they break down:

  • African    
    • East Central Africa
    • West Africa
    • South Central Africa
  • Central/South Asian    
    • South Central Asia
    • Oceania
    • Central Asia
  • East Asian
    • Northeast Asia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Siberia
  • Europe
    • West and Central Europe
    • East Europe
    • Iberia
    • Southeast Europe
    • British Isles
    • Finland
    • Scandinavia
  • Jewish Diaspora
    • Sephardic Diaspora
    • Ashkenazi Diaspora
  • Middle Eastern
    • East Middle East
    • West Middle East
    • Asia Minor
    • North Africa
  • New World   
    • North and Central America
    • South and Central America

New Interactive Landing Page

The Product Design team created a new interactive landing page that provides detailed explanations of each group’s anthropological and historical significance as well as a link to our Learning Center for more information.

But that’s not all! You asked, we delivered.

In addition to the new clusters and the interactive design, we will now show trace percentages. Previously we only showed results of one percent or above. With the update, those populations under two percent will be reported as <2%.

The Engineering team reran the entire autosomal database to report these updated results, so as soon as the switch is flipped, the update will be available to everyone. We’re excited about this update and hope you will be, too.”



Author: nicolas1695

Independent historian and genetic genealogist of New Mexico history and family lineages. Chair of the New Mexico Genealogical Society's Genetic Genealogy Project (NMGS DNA Project). Member of the Santa Cruz de la Cañada Historical Working Group.

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