So the first “spit to vial” Ancestry.com analysis for me read 94 per cent Ashkenazi Jew. To that point I had no idea I might have Greco-Roman, Asian, Spanish and native American DNA. I came up with an explanation for the six per cent in the fall of 2015. I spelled it out in my first book of memoirs, Look Backward Angel.
Life is full of surprises. Ancestry.com is so successful that in the last year or so they increased their sample sizes significantly. That meant for the vendor and consumer more accurate data on which ethnicities/nationalities clustered certain genes. At least that is my understanding. I was newly advised contrary to my premature analysis in 2015 that I was 100 per cent Ashkenazi Jew.