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    I did the Ancestry DNA thing

    I'm a little surprised.

    Ancestry DNA map by Chuck Miller, on Flickr
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    You are a brave one indeed! I do not want my "information" out there.

    That said, I am 60, and if my lineage is not what I saw and was told, I guess I do not care to know differently.

    So my question is you said you are a little surprised. Why? Did you think you were more Scottish/Swedish/etc.?

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    I expected at least some Italian. Not really sure why. I do tan well. LOL

    I was adopted at birth and have zero knowledge of any blood ancestry so I thought this might be interesting.
    Last edited by chuckmiller; Aug 9, 2019 at 01:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckmiller View Post
    I expected at least some Italian. Not really sure why. I do tan well. LOL

    I was adopted at birth and have zero knowledge of any blood ancestry so I thought this might be interesting.

    Well, presumably I was not adopted. Dad hails from Lithuania and Italy (where my last name Ravenna comes from). Mom from France and Austria. A real mutt am I. I've been show books tracing family lineage and where it ceased in WWII due to concentration camps.

    That's what I grew up with. After all these years, I don't care to learn differently.

    OTOH, one of my best friends was adopted, did the Ancestry thing, and after much effort, did hook up with his bio-dad. Bio-mom refuses so far. I am happy for him.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan R View Post
    You are a brave one indeed! I do not want my "information" out there.

    Dan
    ^^^^this. I can totally understand it for someone who was adopted and has no information about their heritage, though.

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    It wouldn’t be a sensitive matter for me. What would it matter if people saw my DNA profile, whatever it was?

    I can imagine it being potentially problematic in some parts of the world, at some points in history - but not generally.

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    There are family bibles that go back to the 9th Century on my Dad's side and the 13th Century on my Mom's. Both have well maintained family trees. I don't really care that much, but am pretty sure I am mostly Dutch. Pre-9thC my Dad's family may have bee Swedish. I like to joke that I might also have a little Spanish coffee in amongst all that Dutch dairy but I don't really care one way or the other.
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