My AncestryDNA Ethnicity Results

Monday, April 11, 2016

With me being adopted by my grandmother the moment I was born, I knew I was Italian. My mother and father were not ready to be parents, and although my dad was around a bit as a child, I knew nothing about my mother.

I always wanted to know who I was. I've always been interested in my Ethnicity! I identified as American because that's all I really knew, but I knew something was off. My grandmother was born in Puerto Rico, her parents migrated there from Italy, and I look so different from my sister.

With all those factors, I decided it was time to get tested. I bought a AncestryDNA Ethnicity test from the website, spit in the tube and waited... and waited.... AND WAITED!! Eight long weeks.

So... Finally here are the results.



I'm pretty surprised. Although people say I look very mixed I never knew I was from so many different areas of the world.

I wasn't surprised with the Iberian Peninsula & Italy in my DNA, but everything else wasn't expected.

I'm 20% Native American, and 8% Great British... I don't even know if I'm even saying this right!

I'm 22% African! This is amazing!!!!

With all this I can't help but think about how my ancestors lived back then, especially coming from different areas of the world.

I'm still waiting on another DNA test which tells me more in depth information, maybe what parts exactly my DNA is from.

I'm under the assumption that the Italian side is from Lombardia, but we shall see.

I don't even know what to do with all this information. With the DNA test results it linked me to people who have a lot of similar DNA which can be cousins. I'm scared to click on their profiles but after a while I will eventually click.

I'm over the moon excited, and I cannot wait to learn a lot more about my history.

When I get the second DNA test back I will be glad to share it with you guys.

14 comments :

  1. It so great to know where you came from, and I eight weeks is so long but at the end it was worth it I guess.

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  2. I have always thought that DNA tests are so intriguing. I would love to know all the parts of me that make me up that you can't tell on the surface. I will be anxious to see what the second test turns up.

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  3. That is lovely that you can track down the percentage of ethnicity/cultures/ races that are in your blood. It was worth the eight weeks.

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  4. I wish I could track down my ancentry but unfortunately, my grandpas and grandmas are all gone.

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  5. This totally worth the eight weeks! Seriously is pretty amazing! Now you make me want to track down my ancentry

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  6. DNA tests are so intriguing. I also think it was worth the eight weeks!

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  7. Wow this is so interesting, I've never really thought about it but I want to try now too and see where my ancestors were from!

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  8. AncestryDNA Ethnicity test sounds interesting. It is always fun and feels great to track down your roots.

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  9. What an interesting story you have! I bet it is a real weight off your shoulders knowing where you come from and the roots of your ethnicity and culture.

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  10. Congrats on finding out your ethnicity! I think we all want to find out who we are and finding outwhere we came from is one of the steps! :)

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  11. Now you made me curious about my ancestors! Did you have to wait for long before the results?

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  12. That's so cool ! I'm gonna try to do that maybe I can find something crazy like that ! oh girl you're everywhere lol

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  13. This is such an interesting story. I'd love to know more about my ancestors.

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  14. I have seen a Buzzfeed video about this and this is really interesting. I will be looking forward for the result.

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