I had no big surprises in getting DNA results about my ancestry. I had known my great-grandmother left Ireland and settled in Massachusetts and that other Irish were in my family tree, but I was surprised what a large chunk of my DNA came from Great Britain.
Really, though, the only surprise is just a sense of wonder that I can send some spit off in the mail and a technician in a lab somewhere can reach into my past, generations back and back, and confirm the origin stories I heard in my childhood.
For the record, these are my ancestry estimates:
- 50% Ireland
- 29% Great Britain
- 07% Europe East
- no other significant percentages
What a fascinating age we are living in!