So, last Christmas, my in-laws got me an Ancestry DNA kit as a gift. Being the prominent procrastinator, I promptly left it on my desk in my home office, until last month. Finally I decided to try my luck.
I actually sent my kit AND a kit for one of my dogs that I got as a birthday gift on the same day (Thank God I didn't mix 'em up).
Now, I had a pretty good idea what I was gonna get back, from hearing of family history on my Mom's side...but not so much on my Dad's side. There was obviously going to be Irish/Scottish influence. I mean, look at me:
Oops. Wrong picture.
Actually nowadays, it's more like:
Now look, I'm a ginger. My Mom was a redhead...my Dad was a redhead...my daughter's a redhead.
That's GOTTA be all Irish or Scot...right?
Well, not so much, BUT close. Got the results back today:
Europe West: Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein (Ok, figured that...but higher than Ireland?)
Ireland/Scotland/Wales: Primarily located in: Ireland, Wales, Scotland (YEP - saw that one)
Great Britain: Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales (Figured as much)
Iberian Peninsula: Primarily located in: Spain, Portugal (Uhh...that's cool, but really?)
Scandinavia: Primarily located in: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Wait...Scandinavia?? I'm a 'Northman"??
Guess I know what I'm going as for Halloween this year. :P
ANYWAY, while I was a little surprised, I was more reassured that what I had heard from family was more or less correct. Worth the send if you like - get info HERE.
P.S. - Here's a pic of me in my 'hometown' of London in front of Big Ben in '98...oh, the hair I used to have.