Comparing Autosomal DNA 4

I tested my autosomal DNA when Ancestry was still in beta testing. I was excited to do it, but had no clue what to do with it. Once in a while, I will open it up and take a look at the results. Mostly I am interested to see if I have any new cousin connections that would be closer than 3rd cousins. Yeah, not yet.

Last week, my FB friend True posted some of the discrepancies she has seen in her results across the different platforms. This intrigued me. So, I decided to take a look at the results I had across the different platforms: AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA and DNA Land.


Ancestry Heritage Map

Ancestry Heritage Map

Ancestry Heritage List, Autosomal DNA

Family Tree DNA

FTDNA Heritage Map

FTDNA Heritage Map

FtDNA Heritage List, Autosomal DNA

FtDNA Heritage List


DNALAND Heritage Map

DNALAND Heritage Map

DNALAND Heritage List, Autosomal DNA

DNALAND Heritage List


Looking at the maps you can see the small differences. In my next post, we will talk about the differences that I found a bit odd.



About Terri

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel, a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at, Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist,

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