Friday, May 12, 2017

DNA results

I got both my Dad's and my DNA results back. 
Took longer than the 6-8 weeks they said.

Okay first my Dad's results:

42% Spanish (Iberian Peninsula)
26% Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
25% Irish
4% Scandinavian
2% Italian/Greece
1% Europe West

His early relatives settled first in:
Rhode Island
Southeastern Massachusetts and New York

And is what I am made up of:

34% Irish
21% Europe West (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein)
20% Spanish
16% Scandinavian
7% Great Britain
2% Italian/Greece

My early relatives settled first in:
Ohio River Valley

My Dad has always been dark skinned so I shouldn't be surprised 
he is 42% Spanish, but I was.

My Dad's Mom is on the left. 
She does look Spanish to me now, but she didn't before I knew she was! 
She died when my Dad was 6, so I never got to meet her.

SO interesting how I thought, and was told growing up that we were French. Then all these decades later, I find out I am more Spanish than I am French! And even more Irish. 

Dennis is still waiting for his DNA results which he had done in 
January. The company lost his test so he had to repeat it. 
I did learn a few years ago that Den and I are very distant cousins, 
so I'm curious to learn where the connection is. 

Back to my Dad...
I want to show one more picture of his Spanish mother. 

Never called her that before, but if I'm 20% Spanish, and my Dad is 
42% Spanish she may be near 80-100%? 
Not sure how genetics work exactly. 


grandmapeg said...

Well, yours and your dad's genetics are interesting! We just got our results back a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't a great surprise, but I will tell you that I am 34% Irish too. Also, Craig and I are 9th cousins! So did you and Richard figure out if you have the same percentages since you are siblings?

Scrapally said...

Dave and I want to do the DNA tests. We are waiting for a good sale before we buy them. Missed out on the 50% off at Roots Tech. May wait until next year to get that good of a discount.

Grandma Honey said...

I've heard ancestry holds the 50% off sale around Christmas. So maybe keep at eye on it in December.

Grandma Honey said...

Good question Peggy....not sure, I need to ask him but I think it's close.