Sunday, July 31, 2016

Where I Come From

It has long been felt that our family was mostly Irish, with some German thrown in.  Also, we had a rumor of perhaps some native American on my mom's side as well.

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.





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