My Ancestry DNA Test Results

The majority of my life my most frequently asked questions have always been what are you, where are you from, where are your parents from, and so many other variations of these questions. I have always tried to give the shortest answer possible. Constantly repeating it becomes annoying sometimes. Then there are those moments where I have told certain people what it is I am and they attempt to argue with me. I have been told I couldn’t possible be what I said I was because my look doesn’t match.

People have literally come to me with an argument in tow trying to discredit who I say I am simply based off a pre determined look they have made up in their mind. Then there are those who will sit there and guess every ethnicity in the book. I have heard so many different potential ethnicities I could be here all day listing them.

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Despite all of that I have always had an idea of what ethnicities I am, but I always figured there had to be more or something I wasn’t aware of. So I thought it would be pretty cool to take the test. It took about 6 or 7 weeks to get the results back after spitting into a tube, shaking it up with some blue liquid, and sending it in. It is great that they have something like this and it says as technology increases the percentages of the results could change.

As a person who loves to travel, getting the results will give me more ideas of places I need to visit and learn more about those places. So I was very excited when the results came back in. Some of what came back I was aware of and the rest I was surprised. I was more so surprised on the percentages. To see my results, check out the video below!

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32 thoughts on “My Ancestry DNA Test Results

  • July 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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    I love this! I haven’t done it yet but I would love to as there are parts of my family that are unexplored. Thanks for sharing your story!

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    • July 16, 2017 at 11:27 am
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      I hope you get the chance to do it. I thought it was pretty cool.

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  • July 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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    Yay!!!!! Glad you finally posted your results! Folks will be ignorant, no matter how much you prove things to them.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 11:27 am
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      This is true, some people will always be argumentative no matter what.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:03 am
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    That is one cool way to find out where all our ancestors have traveled. 🙂
    I am keen to find my data too.

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    • July 16, 2017 at 11:28 am
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      That is definitely one way to look at it. Take the test!

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:41 am
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    I’ve always wanted to do this! I was just having a conversation about it today actually, lol. I’ve been doing a lot of research about my family history lately so this would be fun to add to the mix! That’s exciting that you got your results–so fun to learn more about family history!

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:40 am
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      I hope you get the chance to do it soon. It is really cool when you get the results back.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:52 am
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    Did it last year, but unfortunately no unexpected surprises 😉

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:40 am
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      Awww, not even in the breakdown?

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  • July 16, 2017 at 4:36 am
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    Wow, I never knew you could do that. That’s great to finally find out where your ancestors come from. Now there are lots of new places for you to explore!

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:42 am
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      Yea they have a bunch of different tests, but I chose to go with the Ancestry DNA one. I already had an idea, but it is cool to see the full breakdown.

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:44 am
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      It is interesting. I hope you do!

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  • July 16, 2017 at 9:17 am
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    That’s crazy that all it takes is a little bit of spit to determine such a major part of who you are and where you came from. Love the idea of then visiting all those places and looking for similarities between yourself and the people in that region.

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:47 am
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      That is crazy right? And it isn’t even a ton of spit. Yea, I can’t wait to visit these places.

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:48 am
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      Awesome! Yea I had an overall idea I just wasn’t aware of the full breakdown.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    This is so cool! I wouldn’t have said that you’re not of African descendant, but who cares what people think anyway? I’d love to do this test as well and see if there are any unexpected matches 🙂

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    • July 18, 2017 at 11:51 am
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      I wouldn’t have either, but the things I have heard over the years are very interesting to say the least. I hope you get the chance to do it.

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  • July 17, 2017 at 2:56 am
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    ahh this is such an interesting thing. It’s so cool that you have a chance to find out your descendant. I’d like to try that one day.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:51 am
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      Yea, I had an idea of the overall. Just not the percentages or the full breakdown.

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  • July 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    I am going to do this!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:51 am
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      Awesome!

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  • July 18, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    I have not done this yet, but I want to! My dream is to find Italian ancestors who will welcome me with open arms and a big plate of pasta!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:52 am
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      Sounds like you would constantly be in for a great treat and eating well.

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  • July 18, 2017 at 2:06 am
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    “What are you” seems like a pretty offensive question for people to ask lol – I would love to take this test, I see the ads on TV all the time, and I think it’s really interesting, because in todays day and age there’s been so much diversification of cultures and mixed breeding between nationalities / immigration, that I think people would be surprised by how diverse their ancestry is. Nice combo of African ancestry!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:57 am
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      I have heard many offensive things in regards to “what are you.” I hope you do get to the take the test. It was pretty cool and interesting when I got the results back. A lot of people would definitely be surprised, some people don’t realize what all they may be.

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  • July 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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    I don’t believe people can be so rude sometimes. Does it matter where you are from? Anyway, I would love to do the test too and see where I am from. You seem to have roots from so many places!

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:58 am
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      I get asked this question every day sometimes more than once. I hope you get the chance to. I apparently have many more places to visit.

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  • July 19, 2017 at 2:06 am
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    I’ve always been curious to do one of these! Believe it or not, when I was living in Tennessee I used to get the “what are you” question all the time! So rude! Everyone would then argue that I was Hispanic/Latina too (I’m not). That kinda stopped happening when I moved to Florida where we have actual Spanish people around lol.

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    • July 21, 2017 at 10:59 am
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      You should definitely do one and see what the results are. It is pretty exciting when you get them back. People always think they know what people are based off their own opinions.

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