I got a DNA kit for Christmas and I was so excited to send it off. I’ve always been told I was a “mutt,” but I have most proudly claimed my Scottish ancestry – even so far as to visit Scotland and the towns in which my foreparents lived.
My ancestry.com results showed that I am 42% Western European – which is France, Germany, and that region. I am 22% British and 24% Scotch/Irish. I also rounded these numbers out with 4% each for Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula. Everything else was less than 1%.
I was pretty excited that I really am 1/4 Scottish. I would have loved it to be more, but really, it’s pretty cool.
So there’s nothing too exciting in there. I’m a basic white lady, which isn’t too fun. I was really hoping for some surprise in there, but I am what I am.
I have been taking advantage of the month of access to the records at ancestry.com and saving everything I can possibly think to save. It’s amazing to find immigration records, copies of actual WWI and WWII draft cards, and more!
We also did a DNA test on our oldest son, whom we adopted via foster care. His numbers were very similar to mine. 47% British, as well as other European mixes in there as well.
It was a lot of fun to explore!