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midori 💚
August 26th, 2021 6:33:36pm
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Got my results a few days ago (UPDATE - my results changed a bit in September 2021!):

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A bit different than what I was expecting, but that seems pretty common!

How about you? Have you taken one of these? Were the results way different than you expected? Find any long lost cousins or uncover any mysterious family secrets?




 


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Jaya
August 27th, 2021 6:42:57am
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My sister took one, it was really interesting! We knew we were a mix of a lot of things in Europe, but being able to get more specifics was pretty cool.


 


My husband's grandma was adopted, and they don't know anything about her birth family. I might get a kit for my mother-in-law for the holidays this year!




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`nekeneke ♥ lost in the wilderness
August 27th, 2021 5:40:44pm
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I really want to take one; my father knows very little about his.




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Administrator Binny ❤
August 29th, 2021 11:24:33pm
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I've always wanted to do one of these. Havent gotten around to ordering it yet lol




 

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Dakiti ❖ Uta Watching
September 8th, 2021 10:41:07am
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I thought it'd be pretty cool to do since I'm basically a Heinz 57, myself. The kits were always expensive for my taste. 


My father is from South America- a small country named Guyana. My grandmother is from Germany. I've been told I have Chinese/Guyanese (dad), Dutch/German (gma side), Indian, Portuguese and Irish. 




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Administrator blitz 🌈 star light star bright [ssdgm][new layout ♥]
September 10th, 2021 9:08:30pm
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I have mine! I do a lot of genealogy research for my family. Both of my grandparents on my mom's side have had theirs done, as well as my dad.



For what it's worth, Ancestry DNA kits go on really good sales for Black Friday/Cyber Monday every year! Amazon also sells them if you don't want to go through the Ancestry site.




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Hoshizora - PROJECT CLOW IS HERE! ALL HAIL SAKURA HIME!
September 19th, 2021 3:59:14pm
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id be interestedin doing this too, ive done a lot of research on my mums side and found out some interesting things there because she's from old german stock but other than knowing my nan (dad's mum) came over on a boat as a baby from ireland and my dad telling me we still have relatives in dalby, ireland i know very little about his side.




 

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aeter ☽ you sir, are a fish
September 26th, 2021 2:15:46am
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I took one and it was more or less what I expected. The biggest surprise was learning that my recent ancestors came from Scotland and Wales, rather than Norway/Sweden/Denmark ect. My fmaily is full of of broad, blond giants, so it's an easy assumption to make. 


What was really cool was that the test was able to tell us where these ancestors came from and I was able to confirm a family story. My grandma was adopted in the 50s, so it was a closed adoption. She knew nothing about her biological parents, save for a few things. Her adoptive parents said that her bio parents were Scottish, like, from immigrants from Scotland. Her birth mother had dark aburn hair. Anyway, I just thought it was a story, or something. But my DNA breakdown was like 90% British/Irish; specifically from Scotland and Wales. Because of how the DNA breaks down, the test confirmed that I had a family member who was born between 1930-1960 who was 100% british/irish - my grandma is the only possibility.


The test also was able to areas that these ancestors were from, specifically the Glasgow area. So, tthrough the test, we learned that my grandma was a first generation American and that her parents probably immigrated from Glasgow. 


The other 10% was some French, some German and a bit of Chinese. 


I did geneological research after taking the test and I was able to trace my mother's family (on her dad's side) back to the Tudors and Stewarts, through illigetimate children. It was really awesome to learn that one of my historical faves (Henry VII) is an ancestor of mine, same with the Stewart kings and the Plantagenets. 




 

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