My apparent ethnicity
I have been obsessed with genealogy for 15 years or so.
- •Last month I ordered a DNA kit.
- •Before the results came back, I made my own predictions, based on where my third-great-grandparents were born.That's five generations back from me, and the last generation I have totally mapped out. So these people were all born 1830-1850.
- •Here was my prediction: 57.3% English, 24% German, 12.5% Hungarian, 6.2% Irish.
- •And (drumroll please) here is the result of the DNA test...
- •Um whaaaat???
- •Further research has concluded that many English people show high levels of Scandinavia & Europe West (due to Viking and Norman invasions).
- •But Finland???
- •Clearly more research is in order!!