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Saturday, February 9, 2013

DNA Testing

In 2012 I submitted a saliva sample for DNA testing to determine where my ancestors had lived.  I used the service offered to Ancestry.com members and here are the results.  I was at first surprised at the Scandinavian dominance until I read more about the Vikings exploration of Europe.  It now makes sense knowing that the Scandinavians were in Ireland and the UK and established civilizations there.    The disappointment was the absence of Native American. I hold out hope that my uncertain 5% may have some Native American or African American connection.

Genetic Ethnicity Summary
Your genetic ethnicity reveals where your ancestors lived hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of years ago.


  • Scandinavian
     42%
  • British Isles
     21%
  • Southern European
     18%
  • Finnish/Volga-Ural
     14%
  • Uncertain
     5%