Know Your Origins
Do you know your family history? As in where your family came from before they lived in the country you live in now? I thought I did! Wow my results are so far off…I called my parents and asked if I had been adopted!
Recently I was given the opportunity to have a genetic profile completed by GPS Origins™.
GPS Origins™ is a revolutionary ancestry DNA test that takes you deep into your family history.
I think we all want to know a little about our past. Several of my family members have spent untold hours researching and compiling our family history. I think that is what surprised me so much with this result.
First let me explain how this works. The process for submission is easy. Simply place your order for a collection kit and when it arrives you will swap the inside of your mouth with the cotton tipped stick and place them (there are several sticks and you have to do each one) in a sealed package. Then drop in the mail and wait for the results.
Then you get the email that your results are available online. Just log in and see the journey of your genetic makeup as it moves across the globe.
Here are the findings from the collection that I submitted:
# 1 Fennoscandia 22.1% – Origin: Peaks in the Iceland and Norway and declines in Finland, England, and France
# 2 Southern France 17.2% – Origin: Peaks in south France and declines in north France, England, Orkney islands, and Scandinavia
# 3 Orkney Islands 15.2% – Origin: Peaks in the Orkney islands and declines in England, France, Germany, Belarus, and Poland
# 4 Western Siberia 11.4% – Origin: Peaks in Krasnoyarsk Krai and declines towards east Russia
# 5 Southeastern India 8.1% – Origin: Endemic to south eastern india with residues in Pakistan
# 6 Basque Country 7.9% – Origin: Peaks in France and Spain Basque regions and declines in Spain, France, and Germany
# 7 Tuva 6.6% – Origin: Peaks in south Siberia (Russians: Tuvinian) and declines in North Mongolia
# 8 Sardinia 5.4% – Origin: Peaks in Sardinia and declines in weaker in Italy, Greece, Albania, and The Balkans
# 9 Northern India 3.6% – Origin: Peaks in North India (Dharkars, Kanjars) and declines in Pakistan
# 10 Central America 1.4% – Origin: Peaks in Mexico and Central America with residues in Peru
# 11 Western South America 0.6% – Origin: Peaks in Peru, Mexico, and North America and declines in Eastern Russia
# 12 Northwestern Africa 0.4% – Origin: Peaks in Algeria and declines in Morocco and Tunisia
According to this report, I am 22% Fennoscandia which is from Iceland and Norway down to Finland, England, and France. Hmmm..made me pick up the phone and call my mom asking if she had adopted me. She did NOT think that was funny and when I explained why I was asking, she said.. “Call your dad” since they are divorced. My Dad just laughed and said stranger things have happened. Um really Dad?
I have since confirmed that I am not adopted by eye witness accounts but I suppose I could have possibly been switched at birth. Just kidding.
Genetics are fun to research. I have four sisters and we look NOTHING alike. Our build, coloring and behaviors are polar. Our connection is through our Dad so I guess our “differences” can be blamed on our Mothers.
I know it gets confusing to me too.
So if you have ever wondered where your origins would have been way back in history, take a look at what GPS Origins™ has to offer. My husband is going to be sending in his collection package soon. I wonder where he comes from?
For more information or to order a kit, visit GPS Origins™ online or contact them through Facebook.
This post was sponsored by GPS Origins™. They provided a test sample for me to evaluate for this post. I will say that the “results” are not just a list of places. I received 17 pages of information about the locations pin pointed on the map and what my ancestors may have lived through during those time periods. I found the historical information fascinating.