Author: Robert W. Penry @ 2021
My research into my ancestry revealed that my family was composed of ancestors from many nations in Europe. I wondered what a DNA test would reveal. I was skeptical. I wondered if this would be a scam where some company would tell me information that might be just made up. So I decided to choose two different services. I picked National Geographic and Ancestry.com. I wanted to see if the results matched. They did! But what did it reveal about my family?
I knew that my father’s side had immigrated from Wales, and my mother also had Welsh and Netherlands ancestry. I assumed that Great Britain would be the largest portion of my ancestors. Wrong!!
This is the percentage breakdown from National Geographic DNA.
43% Western and Central Europe
31% Great Britain
2% Asia Minor
This is the percentage breakdown from Ancestry.com
Western Europe (45%)
Rest of Britain (7%)
Italy/Greece (less than 1%)
Middle East (less than 1%)