You may remember a couple months back when I told you that my son took the AncestryDNA test…He found out that he was only 7% German and I concluded that he probably wasn’t my son.
After all, my genealogy records put me at approximately 75% German…Mecklenberg…Bremen…Pommern…Germany…Germany…Germany!
People comment all the time that I look German. I love beer and sauerkraut.
Imagine my surprise when my results came back as 10% German. Really??
I am almost a three way tie of British, Eastern European (Polish, Czech…), and Scandinavian.
I am also more confused than ever. Could my genealogy records be inaccurate? It seems like all the research I did was a waste of time.
I knew I was English and EE, but had no clue about the Scandinavian.
Several years back someone asked me if I was Swedish. I laughed it off and said I was German. How did they know?
I was so pumped to dig into genealogy again. I wanted to learn the language of my forefathers. I wanted to travel to the land of my heritage. I wanted to dig up dirt and find my roots. But now I totally lost interest. Things don’t mesh up.
I hate it when one plus one doesn’t equal two!
Something appears to be rotten in the state of Denmark.
I used to know so much before I had so much knowledge.
Now everyone wants to take the DNA test. My mom took it and she has a large percentage of Scandinavian too. I know where I got it from, but where did she get it from??
It does change the way I think about things…I didn’t think it would. Do some of the things I like just reflect who I thought I was?
It’s not a bad thing, just different from what I was expecting.
I thought I would find confirmation, but instead I have more questions..