This weekend I received the results of my DNA test. See: Spitting in a Tube
At first glance I was a bit surprised at the results. I knew that I would have a high percentage of England, Wales and Northwestern Europe DNA as both my parents were at about 60%, however I did not expect to see 81% for me.
I was also surprised that I did not have any Germanic Europe in my results. My Mother had 26% Germanic Europe and for my Father it was 3%. However, the Germanic Europe from my Mother comes from Switzerland, France and the area of Germany along the French border.
My Father had 31% Ireland and Scotland and my Mother’s was 11% so I fall somewhere between them.
My Father had 3% France, so I must of received all of his French DNA.
My Father had small percentages of DNA from Norway and Benin/Togo and these must have not been passed on as they did not show up in my test.
Here you also see Migrations and they fit in exactly with what I know about my ancestry through years of genealogy research.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country Settlers is my 1/4 Amish ancestry as well as a few other minor branches of the family.
Some of you may remember that a little over a year ago I shared the DNA Testing results for my parents. The results that I shared then have been recalculated as advances in DNA analysis have been made since that time. So, a year from now all of this may look a bit different yet again.
The results were actually very close. The amount of shared DNA is measured in cM or centiMorgans.
You can see above that the cM values were very close. The difference of 3 cM is only about .1% of the total.
I share a tiny bit more with my Mother.
The DNA Circles have not yet been created for me, so look for another post in the future with my thoughts about them. Which of the Big Amish DNA Circles will I be in?