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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Who Am I?




Thanks for sending in your DNA sample.

And that is how it starts.

Being adopted I wanted to find out where I came from. I have done a lot of family history but only for the family I know. Finding birth parents hasn't been a driving force in my life, I honor their privacy. But I am curious. I am not expecting a big surprise. I look a bit Anglo Saxon, so I imagine I am from Northern Europe...but maybe I am the product of a Viking experience. 10 generations back my people were stolen from Spain or Morocco,and brought to, I don't know, Norway, or Poland...Maybe I am a descendant of Catharine the Great....or Genghis Khan.......
Maybe Italian? That would freak out my husband who is really Italian.

All I know is I am from Texas and that is not going to change. And my birth mothers name is -

Opal Leigh Jones

I didn't know anything about my birth mother until my father passed away and I found my original birth certificate. No dad's name....

This might be the reason I enjoy saying the word "bastard" so much.....

I will let you know the results of the great DNA mystery. Although I am not expecting much more than, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. 

I'll know more in 6-8 weeks. It's kind of exciting isn't it?

9 comments:

  1. It *is* exciting! I look forward to hearing your results.

    This makes me smile: "...but maybe I am the product of a Viking experience." Seems like you could imagine all kinds of interesting scenarios when you don't know for certain where and how you came about.

    I hope you're pleased with the results. Do share! Will be thinking of you.

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    1. can I still make things up after I get the results?

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  2. Quite a wait...I'll be curious when you post the results.

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    1. And it took me so long to just do it...this is forever in the making

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  3. I love that you did this. I"ll bet it is an eye opener.

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  4. Looking forward to hearing your results. Maybe you'll discover some exotic heritage!

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  5. This is like an episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" If you have Viking roots it will be a great excuse to buy one of those horned helmets to wear for family get togethers :)

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  6. My sister sent ours in and we were surprised to find that we were not only Swedish, as we thought, but also Scottish!

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