And My Ancestry DNA Results Are In...???

posted by Cliff Bennett -

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.


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