Okay, I got my DNA results. Actually, in keeping with honesty and everything I had them a couple of weeks ago and so much going on with my daughter and processing what has occurred and everything, it has taken me a bit to get my mind right for writing this post. I will start with the ethnicity part and move on from there. So here it goes:
49% Great Britain-Which includes England, Scotland and Wales. Also included is Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
16% Europe West-Which includes Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein. Also included is England, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, and Czech Republic.
12% Ireland- Which includes Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Also included is France and England.
10% Italy/Greece- Which includes Italy and Greece. Also included is France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia, Algeria, Tunisia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo.
The lettering in blue is where the ethnicity is primarily located. The green is the also found in places.
So, looking at this, now I know what mix I am. It is very interesting because my husband is 75% Irish. And so am I, well 12% of me anyway. All of this is so interesting, but the best and strangest is yet to come! So Ancestry says that once you do the DNA test that it is possible to match you genetically with a 1-4 cousin. I had 1 first cousin match and a few second cousin matches and a slew of 4 and distant cousin matches.
I made contact with one of the first cousin matches and we are currently trying to figure out if she is in my father’s line or my mother’s. It is interesting and amazing and emotional. I now know that I am no longer in this world alone. I have biological family. So, now we are waiting on some other things to be done on another site to see more in depth what my DNA holds.
I am not sure what will come from all this, but one thing is for sure, if all I find is cousins, I am okay with that.