Do you guys remember my post where I showed you all the easy process of sending my DNA to Ancestry.com ? Click here to see the process and pictures.
Less than a week later, I was notified via email that my DNA sample had arrived. Going into this, I knew that I would have to wait 6-8 weeks for my results, but I was kind of bummed that it would take that long.. TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT!
I blocked out my activation code
No worries though, because fifteen days later, I received a notification that my results were in! I’m not sure if it’s common to get your results this fast, but I was beyond pleased.
I’m definitely mixed.
I don’t want to put my percentages out there because I think that’s a personal thing, but I’m so happy with my results. Lots of questions were answered!
By the way, this test does not tell you if the region/percentage is from your father or mother’s side of family. It was very easy for me to figure it out because I have two parents from different parts of the world and knew history of each family. We’re really into history in general and aware of different migrations through out the world.
My father is in fact of Scottish and English descent with traces of German, French, Norwegian, Italian and Austrian…
Random story but I was highly concerned that Dirk Nowitzki was my father’s love child. He looks just like my dad and it doesn’t help that my dad brings up stories of his German ex girlfriend from years ago. I showed my dad a picture of Dirk and he made me Google/Wikipedia his mom’s name. NO RELATION. This Heat fan was happy.. jk.
My mother is Filipina (East Asian), but she’s barely half. What I’m about to say starts wars within the Filipino American community for some reason. I’m not exactly sure why a lot of people get angry when you say another nationality besides Filipino. The Philippines is a country rich in history with so many influences, it’s crazy to not acknowledge them.
My mom is mixed with Polynesian, Spanish, and Portuguese. I’ve got confirmation, it’s not hearsay. I can keep my Latina/Polynesian card.
I’ve also heard of people knocking darker Filipinos who say they’re of Euro blood, which is silly.
I’ve got some super random DNA in the mix, tiny percentages of:
Armenia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan (LOL! Borat is my cousin), India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
Another cool thing about sending your DNA is they match you with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th cousins. I’ve been corresponding with a 3rd cousin since taking the test!
I want to make note that before jumping into this process, I’ve always read that these tests are not 100%. Perhaps it’s not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty on point in my case. Every culture I’ve listed were either listed on record or spoken of by my family members.
So, who do you think you are? This was such a cool experience and I urge everyone to do this. Click here to order your ancestryDNA kit!
Also, shout out and thank you to Matt for helping me make this happen.
Ancestry.com was kind enough to gift me their product to try out. As usual, I promise to give my honest opinion.