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.


Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...