I believe with all of my research for 25+ years now, that my family heritage is for the most part from Scotland, England and Ireland. With a very slight chance there might be a French connection somewhere in the 1700’s, though that is just family rumor….
So, today I finally ordered the new DNA test from ancestry.com, $99, well spent money I believe. According to their website it says this about the test and results
Your genetic ethnicity is the story of your family—who they were and where they were from. The new test looks at a massive amount of your DNA, over 700,000 locations, and compares it to other DNA samples from around the world. By detecting similarities, we can trace back generations to connect you to the lands your ancestors once called home.
This isn’t ancient history. It’s relevant history.
AncestryDNA uses recent advances in DNA technology to look into your past to the people and places that matter to you most. Your test results will reach back hundreds—maybe even a thousand years—to tell you things that aren’t always in historical records, but are recent enough to be important parts of your family story.
So I think to myself, self, this is your opportunity to really take a deeper look into this family of yours. Is there a surprise waiting? I sort of hope so.
The part I am really looking forward to is finding others on the DNA page that are related to us. Connecting with more family, hopefully who can help me learn more and share our unique history.
It blows my mind the things these DNA tests can tell now. How rapidly they are changing to tell you more distinct information on your genetic makeup. What will they tell my grandchildren in another 10-20years? Scary too, yes, but mostly a wonderful application of knowledge.
I look forward to learning more about my heritage and the history of my family.
I wonder, have you taken the test? What were your results? Were there any surprises?