04 April 2017

Family Tree DNA Updates myOrigins

Family Tree DNA has exciting news! The long-awaited update to myOrigins is now available. 

The major points include:

1. Increased reference populations from 18 to 24, including the long-awaited Sephardic population, which is under the Jewish Diaspora category (see below). 
2. Updated design that includes an interactive landing page with the tester's percentages, which when clicked will display a description of that population. There will also be a separate list of all populations with those present highlighted in addition to the map with the Trace percentages are now available. Those populations found to be less than 2% of the person's makeup show as<2 nbsp="" span="">
4. The page resizes to be compatible with mobile devices. 
5. The database has already been re-run, so when the switch is flipped, customers will be able to see the updates. 

24 myOrigins Population Clusters
            East Central Africa
            West Africa
            South Central Africa
Central/South Asian 
            South Central Asia
            Central Asia
East Asian
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
            West and Central Europe    
            East Europe
            Southeast Europe
            British Isles  
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

FTDNA is working on a piece for the Learning Center about the update, including detailed descriptions of the populations on the list above. 


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