Quite a few years ago, I did one of those ancestry tests. Approximately 6% of my DNA is from Ireland. I’d always heard that from my Mom’s side of the family, so it was nice to have that confirmation. The test also showed England & Northwestern Europe 49%, Scotland 26%, Germanic Europe 14%, Norway 4%, and Cameroon, Congo & Western Banto Peoples 1%. I think that last is especially cool. So I share stuff with lots of folks.
I’m very much a mix, one might even say a mongrel. LOL Growing up I knew that my father’s family was German/French and that my mother’s side was Scotts/Irish/English. I always kind of envied people who made a big to-do about being Irish or Italian or Polish or Mexican. I never felt like I was anything particular, so this test was interesting.
However, I’m probably not going out to drink green beer this evening. 😊
Did you grow up knowing much about your ancestry? Do you have more of one than another nationality or ethnicity in your DNA? Does it matter one way or another?
This is a shorter post than usual, but my time this week is being spent with one of my granddaughters. Her mom and dad are both swamped right now at work. It’s her Spring Break, so she and I are hanging out. I hope I do better with our games competition these last two days than I did at the first of the week. She was creaming me. 😊
I had hoped to share pics from our trip to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. However, the Zoo had half price Wednesday, and the traffic was crazy in the extreme. It took me 15 extra minutes to get to granddaughter’s house. We will try to go today. I do have a pic of the first flowering tree I saw walking Charley Wednesday morning. Enjoy.
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