DNA Test Results

I have received my results from the new Ethnicity & Genealogical DNA testing at Ancestry.com. This test became available on 03 May 2012.  I am excited about where this will lead me because in many of the family lines that I have been researching the paper trail has stopped, or at least what I have access to. This test should help me to pick up the trail in a new area and connect me with other cousins researching their family tree that I would have never met otherwise. Who knows how much we can help each other and what we will find.

Update: Results will change occasionally because the more people who take the test, the more markers can be matched. Mine has changed a couple of times since I took the test. Here are my latest test results as of 14 Mar 2015

My results are 98% European
Here is the breakdown

  • 32% Great Britain
  • 27% Scandinavia
  • 18% Ireland
  • 16% Europe West
  •   5% Italy/Greece
  • < 1% Asia South (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar)
  • < 1% West Asia, Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Jordan, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Palestine, Romania, Turkmenistan)

My mother’s test results are 99% European
Here is the breakdown

  • 27% Great Britain
  • 26% Scandinavia
  • 26% West Europe
  • 16% Ireland
  • 3% Italy/Greece
  • 3% East Europe
  • < 1% Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, Algeria, and Italy)
  • < 1% South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar)

My father took 8 tests before we were able to get results so don’t give up.
His results are 98% European
Here’s the breakdown

  • 66% Great Britain
  • 25% Ireland
  •   4% West Europe
  • < 1% Italy/Greece
  • < 1% Finland/Northwest Russia
  • < 1% Scandinavia
  • < 1% North Africa
  • < 1% West Asia, Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Jordan, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Palestine, Romania, Turkmenistan)

These are older results

Here are my results and a little of the information that I was given about those results

66% Scandinavian

 “Looks like you may have some Viking blood in you. Your genetic ethnicity ties you to Scandinavia, which includes the modern-day nations of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. While the Vikings were feared by the coastal towns of medieval Europe as seaborne raiders and violent pillagers, they were also well-travelled merchants and ambitious explorers. They raided the Mediterranean coast of Africa, settled areas as far south as the Black Sea, and traded with the Byzantine Empire. And it was a Norse sailor, Leif Ericson, who is credited with being the first European to travel to North America—500 years before Columbus.”

25% British Isles

“You’re from North-Western Europe, an area including the modern-day United Kingdom and Ireland. It is a group of islands separated from France and the rest of continental Europe by the narrow English Channel. “

9% Southern European

“If you had to choose one region of Europe that has wielded the most influence over the course of western history, a strong candidate would be the land of your ancestors—an area that includes modern day Italy, Spain, and Portugal.”

Families verified through the AncestryDNA Test Results

  1. MRIN-66 George Callahan Hand and Barbara Ann Cose
  2. MRIN-8 Richard Smith and Elitia Combs
  3. MRIN-30 John Lambert (3) and Hannah Cassel
  4. MRIN-21 Joseph Ball and Ingabo McDaniel
  5. MRIN-29 Elijah Bennett and Barbara Bible
  6. MRIN-44 George “Golden Hawk” Sizemore and Alethia Richardson
  7. MRIN-12 John Wyatt
  8. MRIN-116 Mary Raines
  9. MRIN-14 Andrew C. Smith
  10. MRIN-110 Richard Pennington and Mary Ellen “Polly” Bennett
  11. MRIN-25 Isaac Patrick Willoughby and Sally Ann Embry
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Responses

  1. John Wellington Wyatt (1906-2001) was the third cousin of Asa Harmon Wyatt (1879-1942), my grand father, hence my third cousin twice removed.

    • Hi Bill, John was my grandpa. Always nice to meet a new cousin

  2. My tree can be found at http :// wyatt of virginia. tribalpages.com
    If you wish an invite, give me your email address. I must have your lineage to allow you to see the private portion (living persons)

  3. I see that you are a contributor to find a grave and have some graves listed for Estill Cemetery in Floyd County, KY. Can you explain to me where this cemetery is located?

  4. Henry Hunting shirt Sizemore begat Willis Sizemore who begat Tennessee Sizemore who begat Charley Hoskins who begat Harvey T. Hoskins who begat Harvey T Hoskins Jr. who begat ME Shannon Hoskins

    • Hi there cousin, nice to meet you

    • Hi Shannon and thanks for sharing your line. It looks like you and I are 6th cousins.

  5. Have you uploaded your results to Gedmatch?
    I would love to see if we match
    Anyone who has and would like to exchange Gedmatch kit #’s my email is
    sherrysgenealogy@gmail.com

    • Hi Sherry, I have uploaded to GedMatch. I didn’t see your e-mail in any of my matches. My Kit # is A369870 if you want to check the “One-to-one Compare”. It wouldn’t let me enter an email address as the kit number, so I couldn’t check that way. Let me know what you find. 🙂

  6. HI Beth, my Gedmatch is A227320. You do match with my mother’s cousin. His kit is A282955. The match is on chromosome 7. I descend from Mahalia Sizemore (1814?- 1860). My third great grandmother. DNA can be so random even when it goes back three generations!


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