I logged on to work on my Family Tree on Ancestry and Family Search this morning before getting ready for Church I was greeted by the DNA page encouraging me to “Make a Trading Card.” So, I did. (see it above)
All my life (before the magic of DNA testing) when someone would ask me “What are you?,” I would answer with a made up, yet hoped for, ethnic background. I would say I was, “Irish, African, Native American and Amish.”
Here is my reasoning behind each one:
Irish – because I LOVE all things Irish. I love Maeve Binchy books. I love Irish dance and I love Irish lore. Ireland is my # 1 dream trip of all time.
African – Africa is the mother land of all nations, so I added it in as I figured it was a good choice.
Native American – I have a fascination with Native American History, Art and they are the First People of this Nation, so I had hoped I would have a bit of them in me.
Amish – I have no idea. I think when I started saying this, I had just seen that movie with Harrison Ford and he was hiding with the Amish people. Truly, no rhyme or reason for this choice.
Imagine my DELIGHT when I finally DID get my DNA results and there was PROOF of my Irish-ness!! 16% of my is truly IRISH. (I am not ignoring Wales or Scotland, just focusing on IRELAND)
I think DNA testing is a miracle. I think it is a HUGE game changer for Adopted people to find their roots, health history and biological families.
AND, just to plug Ancestry.com, they have a sale on their DNA kits this month. $30 off.
Everyone should take one. Just maybe, if you are lucky, you might be Irish. LIKE ME!