The genealogical DNA test results have come! I had no idea they sent these things on a Sunday, but apparently they do.
Unfortunately, most of our relatives don’t seem to be doing any research so today we’ve only found a few people that we’re related to.
What we did learn was our genetic origin.
Just like we already knew, we’re mostly Scandinavian (Swedish and Norwegian – 82 %). Surprisingly, we are also 9 % Irish, 3 % Finnish/Karelian, 3 % Western Europe (most likely France or Wallonia), 2 % Iberian (Spanish/Portuguese – I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s the latter, since I have a really good friend who’s Brazilian, with mainly Portuguese ancestry) and 1 % Britain (most likely Scotland). This is so fascinating. We’ll probably never find any relatives from Ireland etc, living today, but just knowing about this part of our ancestry is so thought provoking. Apart from our Scandinavian ancestry, the Irish ancestry has the highest probability, but clearly there’s something else as well.
I really hope we’ll be able to find out more. When more people join the genealogy site (and possibly some others that use the same DNA tests), we might actually get to know people who are related to us. Maybe we’ll even solve the great mystery of our family tree – ‘who is my dad’s real mother’?