Since I had more questions than answers, I went out and took one of those DNA tests. Here are my results:
Some notes on these findings:
- Europe West and Great Britain also cover Ireland, so my Irish is likely well above the 23% shown above.
- The Scandinavian and Spanish findings were big, big surprises. Definitely were not on the family radar screen.
- The two trace regions were Eastern Europe and Turkey, but both were so small that they were likely genetic noise.
- The Native American rumor is just that.
Overall, it was a fun process, and now brings up a lot of questions as to who we all are and where exactly we came from.