In case you missed it, you need to read my first blog called “Who Do You Think You Are?” That will fill in a lot of the gaps if you get confused. If you read it or have listened to some of my real life ramblings, you know I bought a DNA kit from ancestry.com. I wanted to see what countries my ancestors came from and try to track my family name back to an immigrant.
So, the results are back! Now, I will say I was a bit disappointed that something official wasn’t mailed to me. Instead I finally had some information on my ancestry.com DNA tab that popped up one day. Anywho, I’m sure the mystery is killing you! Here are my results:
Any surprises? Hmmm, well, I was a little surprised about the less than 1% African, but I thought that may have been a possibility. I was actually more surprised to see no Native American! I was just sure I had some Native American blood in me. But, no.
I looked up Europe West and those are countries like Greece and Italy. I do love those foods and loved my time in Italy! Maybe that’s how I connected to those ancestors. I also looked up the Iberian Peninsula. Those countries would be Spain, Portugal, and France. My gut instinct says France due to my love of the French culture. Je parle francais et j’adore France!
The results are pretty cool. The research I’ve conducted so far on ancestry.com has been even more fun than getting my DNA results. I’ve only traced the Black line so far, but I finally traced a grandfather with the last name of Black all the way to England. Notice all that Great Britian blood in me. 😉 Another cool fact I learned is that there are quite a lot of grandfathers in the family named “James.” The name occurs at least every other generation. I also learned that the Black clan is that once the first generation landed in Virginia, we quickly made our way to Carolina and stayed there ever since. Talk about a strong sense of southern pride!
I have some more research to do. I still haven’t found that royal blood! Maybe I’ll find a king or queen hidden somewhere. But for now, I’m pretty content with my findings. If you’re curious about your ancestors and have a little extra money to spend, I highly reccomend going on your own DNA adventure.