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05 May 2016 @ 09:35 am
I did an AncestryDNA test...  
...and as of about ten minutes ago, my results came in!

Here they are:

Uh, that's, well.

I knew my family was of primarily British descent, but I didn't realize it was quite that high. Ninety percent? I guess that guy in high school who told me that I looked English was more right than he knew.

Though it could be Welsh. "Evans" is a Welsh name, after all.

This mostly fits the geneological work my father has done and what I know of our family history, with maybe a bit more British and a bit less Irish and Western European than I would have thought--there are branches of the Evans extended family from Germany and Ireland, though I think the Irish branch were Hiberno-Normans (surname Butler) so that explains that, and I have one direct ancestor from Germany that I know of.

The Caucasus and South Asian bits are the only ones I have no explanation for. They may come from my mother's side, about which we know much less. We've traced my father's side of the family back thirteen generations to John Alden, the first man off the Mayflower and the only non-Puritan on board. My mother's family, I think we only have information back three or four generations. I wonder about those ancestors--who were they? How did they meet my other ancestors? What stories would they have told about their journeys?

I'll never know.

Edit: Apparently the Asia South part could be Roma ancestry, since they were originally from the subcontinent. It could also be noise. At 2%, there's not much way for me to tell.
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q99q99 on May 13th, 2016 06:55 am (UTC)

I'm somewhat curious what mine would be.

On one side, I have British, but with known families ties through nobles going across Europe. Probably a mish-mash

On the other side, I have German, *but* by family has notable eyes (going back at least 4 generations) that make me strongly suspect there's some Asian in there.
dorchadasdorchadas on May 14th, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
When I told my father about it, he reminded me that I have one great-grandmother who immigrated from Germany, so it's not an exact science yet.  photo emot-nyoron.gif

(Or maybe she was descended from British immigrants, or maybe my DNA got shuffled just the right way that I have more British inheritance. Who knows!)