16 October 2017 Savannah, GA, USA

My DNA Results are in!

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My DNA test results are finally in!  Yay!!!  Four weeks felt like forever to get here!  I'm so excited to find out about my ethnic Origins.  I've always said- and it's one of the things that I teach in my cultural diversity training, that one of the many disadvantages of slavery is that black Americans were robbed of the authentic chance to be hyphenated Americans.  Ya know, Italian-American, Mexican-American… that hyphen in between those ethnicities is important.  It means that you KNOW exactly where you come from.  Our safest choice is African-American but African is a huge continent with several countries!!  Plus, without records, we can’t even be too sure of that. 

Sadly, most of us just do not know our ethnic origins but now thanks to readily available DNA testing, we are able to have a better understanding of where exactly we come from.  The company that I used was MyHeritageDNA. Getting the sample was super easy.  Everything is pretty much done for you.  I just swabbed the insides of both cheeks, dropped the sample in the little, pre-labeled tubes that they send and toss it in the mail.  Off it goes to Houston, Texas for analysis and the whole process cost me only about 80 bucks. 

Here are my results.

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Overall it looks like I am 69.9% from the continent of Africa. Broken down a little further (below), I am 35.2% Nigerian.  That was the strongest percentage.  So awesome! I'm looking forward to learning more about my own unique culture, now that I know more about where I'm from. It looks like the rest of my background, 30.1% is from north &west Europe (Germany and France) and a little bit from east Europe (Ukraine and Balkan) . I'm so glad that I decided to do this.  It was worth every penny!

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Were you surprised at my results? Have you done DNA testing to find out your Origins?
Leave me a comment below and tell me your thoughts!


*This content was not sponsored by MyHeritageDNA.  All opinions are my own.
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