I love Game of Thrones! Last night was the start of Season 8, the final season. What I love most about Game of Thrones though, is the strength and loyalty of family.
When it comes to my family, I only know my mother’s side. My father was adopted when he was 13. Over the years, I have had various illnesses and wondered about my family history. I also was curious about where I came from. Its pretty obvious, that I am a typical white woman. But how “white” am I? All I know is that I cannot tan, no matter how long I stay in the sun. And that is a bummer, living in Florida. About 5 years ago, I signed up for ancestry.com DNA kit. It was pretty easy to complete, just swab the inside of your mouth with a big q-tip and drop it in the mail. A few weeks later, my results were emailed to me and up on my ancestry.com profile. Here are the findings:
- England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 67%
- Ireland & Scotland 26%
- Norway 4%
- Germanic Europe 3%
- Northern Arkansas & Middle Tennessee Settlers
- Tennessee Upper Cumberland Settlers
- Tennessee & Southern States Settlers
- Upper Middle Tennessee Settlers
- West Tennessee, Arkansas & Northeast Texas Settlers
- Lower Midwest & Virginia Settlers
- Missouri Ozarks & East Tennessee Settlers
This is crazy! Considering I spent most of my life in southwest Missouri!
And yep, I’m pretty white, and it is apparent after my sunburn this weekend!
I really like using ancestry.com, my DNA results were matched with other users who completed a DNA kit. I have found several extremely close relatives I have never met. Has anyone else tried home DNA kits? I see commercials on TV for 23 and me. Has anyone tried this? What do you think?