27 December 2016

Who Do YOU Think You Are?

Suz, 29 April 2011
What do you do when you find out that you are not fully who you thought you were?

What would you do, think, or feel if that happened to you?

Sometimes our body fluids have a way of telling us something different than what we grew up believing about ourselves.

For instance, I was raised as a white person and have done a pretty good job of passing, though some of my features have indicated that I was not fully white.

I knew that I had a Native American heritage, specifically Cherokee ancestry.

My spit says otherwise.

According to the AncestryDNA test, I am 0% Native American and 0% Caucasian.  The test indicated that I am 97% European and 3% Middle Eastern.

So, I am mixed, but apparently not fully the mix that I thought I was, at least not according to this test. The test also indicates potential error when it comes to Native American ethnicity, as I understand it.  I am still holding onto that Cherokee heritage until I can find absolute proof that I am not part Cherokee.

And, the Middle Eastern bit is an absolute, total surprise!

Are YOU really who you think you are?

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  1. Replies
    1. That is a very good question. I wish I knew! If I knew who I was, then maybe I could figure out my purpose. :) Maybe after we figure out who you are, we can figure out who I am. Love you.

  2. I always wonder if those are truly accurate. I wish I had enough money to do it as I have been curious. I would love to see 2 siblings do it and see if they get the same results.

    1. I wonder about the accuracy sometimes, too. If we ever have undesignated money again (which will likely be never!), we may be tested through a different service to see what they say.

      It was a fluke that we had enough to be tested. Ancestry had a sale on them, which put it within reach for us when the unexpected money came in. We've been waiting for years to be able to do it, since our daughter's genetic counselor told David that we had a genetic connection, which led to her Marfan Syndrome. The counselor told him about this connection 16 years ago.

      I had not yet gone to the eye doctor when I ordered the tests, so didn't know what was coming that was going to need the money. I'm glad that we did the testing when we did. Had the cataract diagnosis come first, then we would be waiting even longer to have this testing done. Any spare money we get is going into saving for that eye surgery now.

      I think it is usually $99 per test through Ancestry.com. When I ordered them at the end of November, I think it was, they were only $69 each, a pretty big savings.

      Maybe a sale will come along again and you and your siblings could be tested. I agree, it would be very interesting to see if the results differed at all and how.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed week and a Happy New Year!


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