posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 04:05 PM
I did Ancestry.Com. the surprise for me wasn't so much my ancestry, but finding out my biological father was someone else, and my family lied to me.
And that I have a whole mess of new ancestors I have to now look up.
My actually ethnic breakdown was overall, what I expected it to be, with only a couple mild surprises. It goes as follows:
29% Western European/Germanic
24% Eastern European/Slavic
26% British/Anglo Saxon
1% South Asian/Indian
Only real surprises for me were the Irish, since I had no known recent relatives of Irish decent, and the Italian, or lack of. My great grandparents
hailed from Northern Italy, but it turns out, they were actually children of Slavic migrants who settled Northern Italy during the Austro-Hubgarian
Another surprise was what was missing. Given that most of my ancestral homelands were on the marches of central and eastern Europe, and thus, subject
to frequent invasions from Mongols, Turks, and Arabs, so I was expecting a touch of that to show up, but surprisingly, it didn't.
The Nigerian part made me laugh. So that prince who keeps sending me emails about wanting to wire me millions isn't really a scammer. He's just a long
lost relative who heard how broke I was!