Can DNA tests contradict History?

Sometimes Ancestral DNA tests and history (depending on who is being asked) can butt heads. For instance, DNA tests, as well as history, may indicate that people from ethnic group X have original roots from group Y…

People who believe that DNA testing is not accurate, may find this hard to believe. For them, their culture/ethnicity/people originate from country X. That is the way it has always been. They believe that all of their ancestry comes from country X, and that their ancestors could never possibly have originated from somewhere else. This is somewhat limiting. If it is in fact true that people native to country X came long ago from country Y, it doesn’t mean that people from country X are not X, simply it means they came from Y, and today, with potential environmental and cultural changes, they belong to X. That is what X means.  It does not change their cultural identity, and it should not change the way they view themselves. They are still the same people, whether or not their forefathers came from location X,Y or Z.  DNA tests have opened up the door to potential criticism: if people do not like what the results reveal, they are more likely to dismiss them. Taking DNA tests with an open mind can open the door to interesting discoveries!