Where did I come from? (My Ancestry DNA results)

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The full kit.

 

So a few months back, I spit in a little plastic tube and mailed it off to some scientists to figure out where I came from. Let me just say, I was so excited and kept checking my email everyday in the hopes of receiving my results.

It took awhile, about two or three months to get them back. And what I found out, wasn’t a huge surprise. It was when I dived deeper, that I found out some cool stuff.

AncestryDNAtube
You have to fill the tube up to the wavy line with your saliva. It’s not as easy as it looks.

 

Growing up, my granny always told me I was Irish and Cherokee, she even tried to teach me how to do an Irish jig. I believed her, figuring everyone had a little bit of Irish in them.

SO, I got the results back and I’m honestly not too surprised! Between my grandma insisting for years that we were Irish and a assignment in middle school where we needed to figure out our heritage, the results were pretty on point.

Here’s the breakdown:

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I did find out that I have a tiny percentage (2%) that’s from a small area of Germany. I actually visited it last summer when I went with my husband and in-laws. That was pretty cool to learn. Though if I had knew this when I visited, it would have been an even cooler experience.

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Schwäbisch Hall

 

I also find it funny that once my ancestors migrated from Europe, they pretty much Screen shot 2017-07-06 at 9.04.27 AMstayed put in the Midwest. Literally, if you were to look at a map, they didn’t go much further than Kentucky.

 

I’m pretty pleased with my Ancestry experience. It’s cool to find out where I came from. I recently went to a Ren Fair and even bought a Scottish Pride kilt since I’m mostly from there. I’m so excited to be able to even say that I’m a little bit Irish this St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve watched more Outlander and everything because of these results. 🙂

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