Anyone had their DNA tested to discover ancestry?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 18
217 posts
Helper bee

I did! The results were a lot of fun, but I still wasn’t very surprised. The only thing I found slightly entertaining was that my dad had told me all my life we were part Sioux because his mother had told him the same, but I had doubts since she got Alzheimer’s at a really early age and legitimately thought we were all “Indians,” as in currently, right now, 100%. Once we gave her a family portrait for Christmas and she hugs it and says “It’s Indians!” No, Mom-Mom, it’s just your Irish grandkids. It took my dad a while to convince him that we are not Native American, including getting him his own test.  Mom-Mom was just a little crazy. I love her.

Post # 19
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

TheSanguineRose :  aww my grandpa also told all his kids he was part Native American. We could never find it with family history research. So he got his DNA tested and nope, no Native American.  lol. 

Post # 20
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I did. Wasn’t very surprised by my results at all based on oral family history. I am looking forward to getting the baby and my husband tested later on though. My husband especially. He also has alot of family history so it will be interesting to see who it connects him to!

Post # 21
444 posts
Helper bee

Oh man,I haven’t but it would be interesting. We know quite a bit on both sides, at least some of the lines we have traces pretty much back to the middle ages, which was cool. There are a few lines that have no records we can find so I would be interested to see what they might have been. 

It was really funny, GFIL was totally convinced his family line has multiple ties to several Native American tribes,and  totally certain it was close enough his kids could have registered with the tribes. Both his daughters (MIL and her sister) did the test, both came ou whiter than Wonderbread. It was like all Western European, mostly English and German I think. We just aren’t going to tell him.

Post # 22
1353 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I did, and none of it was a surprise to me.

Not sure if anyone said this yet, but remember that it’s not perfect science (yet). My sister is REALLY into geneology/genetics, so my dad gave both of us a book about the ancestry tests for Christmas. Essentially, the ancestry part isn’t accurate because it’s only based on who’s taken the tests and what their results are. As more people take the tests, the ancestry part gets more accurate, and you might notice your results change slightly.

Post # 23
2432 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Carolsays :  This is so sad. Sorry you had to learn that sad reality of your ancestors. 

Post # 24
9138 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We should get our results back in a couple weeks but I’m not expecting anything too surprising for me or Darling Husband. He’s been really wanting to do it for awhile though so he’s excited. My mom’s done it before and she said just got boring 100% Chinese results so half of my results already look like they’ll be uneventful. I think my white half is some kind of German/British mix so maybe that’ll be more interesting…? We’ll see!

Post # 25
152 posts
Blushing bee

No but i really want to! My mom says she doesnt know who my biological father is and she has red hair green eyes where i have a black afro brown eyes and pale skin lol

Post # 26
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I did it, as did my Mother, Father, and sister. My father and I have almost identical results, but my sister had a mix between my mother and father. It was interesting since my sister had such different results than I did and we are 100% blood sisters. 

I purchased one for my very greek husband and look forward to seeing the results of his ancestry! 

Post # 27
11 posts

I did mine and was totally surprised to find out I was 30% Scandinavian!  The rest was basically West European which wasn’t surprising at all. 

Post # 28
1453 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Darling Husband & I are waiting to get our test results back. My aunt has done exhaustive geneology research on my mom’s side, so much of it won’t be too surprising probably. I have no idea anything about my dad’s side so excited to see what I get. Excited about DH’s too, as they haven’t done much research either though his name is very German. Is it a thing that grandparents tell their kids & grandkids they have Native American blood? My pawpaw said the same thing but we haven’t discovered any yet.

Post # 29
9138 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Had to update because my results came in today and they actually did surprise me a bit!

The half Chinese and quarter UK/Irish results weren’t surprising, but turns out there’s little to no German in me at all and the rest is a mix of Scandinavian/Italian/Greek… and Polynesian of all things! I also got a hit for a 4th cousin that I’m pretty sure is a guy from my freshman dorm, so that’s kinda weird too.

Post # 30
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Sending a sample of your DNA to a corporation sounds like a great idea!  It’s not like those places ever get hacked and cause your personal information to end up in the hands of sketchy people. 

I guess if they get hacked, it will let people have a truly complete profile of your information.  Yay technology!

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