Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Boring DNA

Now waiting at 8 weeks (it was supposed to be 6 to 8 weeks for the results), I looked back at the original brochure and saw that the results are posted at the site, and not mailed. Which makes sense.

So I eagerly went to and was sorely disappointed to see that I am just a boring white girl. I was so hoping for something -- anything! -- more exotic than what I am.

Here's my DNA breakdown:

50% Eastern Europe
[Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia]

40% Scandanavia
Sweden, Denmark, Norway

5% Great Britain

5%: Western European, Finland/Northern Russia, Ireland

I got temporarily excited when the website said "Click here for FULL report" and the first words my eyes saw were "Ivory Coast" and I got all excited for one second until I noticed the big ZERO next to that. So I'm zero on everything interesting and so this report confirmed what I had been told about my ancestry. I guess I should go eat some sausage or herring.

The other thing the report gives you is relatives (4th to 6th cousins) based on other people who have had their DNA tested. I'll have to go back and look at that more carefully, but I can't say it interests me that much. 


Mary said...

I thought you were mostly German. Did you know the Scandinavian part?

Pat said...

I knew Scandanavian from my mother's side. Her maiden name was Peterson. When I was tracing roots on, I did find my great-grandfather leaving from Sweden. My only surprise was how much Scandanavian there is since of four grandparents, three are German and one was Swedish.

Barbara said...

What!? No Neanderthal?