Several weeks ago I sent off my DNA to be tested to track my heritage DNA. ‘Why?’ you ask, well it’s something I have always wanted to have done. Then, Hubby spotted an online offer so he bought two kits for us to use. It was like the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ the DNA version. I knew the usual archive records searching wouldn’t take me very far. I don’t know anything about my family history beyond my grandparents and even that is vague. Not mention the blunders with incorrect spelling of names and use of common names and legal names. It’s all a big muddle. Still, I thought it would be fun to have an idea of my gene pool. I know I have the soul of a wanderer and MyHeritage DNA revealed why.

 

Family History

I truly believe I was born to be an expat. Although, I was born and raised in Trinidad, none of my grandparents were from the island. From childhood, I dreamed travelling the world. As an adult, so far I’ve managed a couple Caribbean islands, a few Europe countries and several places in the UK. However, what intrigued me the post was my attraction to Native American culture. By no stretch of the imagination am I an expert but I simply felt a connection. On my maternal and paternal side I knew there was an Amerindian connection; still I wanted to know more.

It’s in the Genes

MyHeritage DNA does not narrow done the result to tribes. Honestly, I was not expecting it to but it does show racial composition and rough geographic location. Let’s just say my results gave a whole new meaning to woman of the world. Take a look at the vlog.

 

 

Have you every traced your ancestry by records or by DNA check? How did it turn out?  I would love to hear from you. Please comment below.

 

 

 

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