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How incredibly cool. Richard the Lionheart. Awesome-ness! Our roots – dad side at least – flow from a town in England. My web developer lives not 2 hours from there. Definitely worth a trip to see him and my namesake town of Biddulph. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Wow, just wow – this is really cool. I also want to take this test! I have a feeling that I have some Iranian roots. It’s amazing to see how Dave found his gramdma and discovered the family tree.
Very cool. It’s really interesting to find out what roots you have. For us, there were quite a few surprises.
Absolut cool this pic. Amazing journey
What an amazing travel post with a twist. A fascinating journey of exploration. Just a few years ago I discovered there may be some Russian in my genes and I’m keen to find out if this is true. I’m going to order my DNA test when we get back from Botswana. Just shows we are all global citizens at heart 🙂
Wow – what an awesome story! Perfect timing to learn about your Scottish ancestry just as you are about to explore Scotland! And so interesting to learn about the Viking ancestry. Would love to try this and find out more about our roots.
Your story is amazing as always. A pleasure to read it and thanks for the inspiration.
This post is amazing, to think one can find that much about his/her root from DNA testing is incredible! Thank you for sharing your experience.
Awesome! I did the 23 and me DNA test. I knew most of my heritage so I wasn’t too surprised. My mother’s family is from Iceland and Sweden-we were surprised to find quite a lot of Irish though! Blame it on the Vikings!
THIS IS SO COOOL! I want to do this because I know my heritage is really all over the place. Like Swedish, Norweigan, German, Irish, etc. Maybe I have royal blood too. 🙂
Super story! I’ve always wanted to dig in and research my roots and later travel back to the homeland. Thanks for the info, I guess it can be a goal for this year!
Oh my goodness, what an incredible story! I don’t know too much about my family history either, only that I have ties to Germany and Ireland. Apparently, my ancestors built the castle used in “Braveheart,” but it was sold forever ago to become what it is now. I guess we also used to have a family sword that my uncle sold for beer and cigarettes. THAT would be something I’d love to track down!
Anyway, wonderful post and incredible story. It definitely makes me want to delve deeper into my own history to help choose where to travel to next :).
I love your stories! I only know back to my grandparents, and even for them I don’t have a lot of details. So I’m super curious to take the test. A few of my mom’s siblings have red hair, so we’ve always wondered if we’re part Irish, though I know Ireland isn’t the only part of the world with red hair. The family story is we’re French, German, Jewish and Dutch but who knows. My sister already took the test and is waiting for her results. I’m excited to get my test done now too!
These DNA data bases are amazing! People are much more connected to each other than we tend to think.
I am about 50% Sicilian and I have read that Sicily was an ancient crossroads throughout history due to it’s location. It was also a staging ground for invasions, and people in Sicily are meant to have quite the mix of blood as a result. Now I am more curious than ever.
Thanks to you both for such a thoughtful post.
What a lovely post! thanks for sharing.
I just received my AncestryDNA kit the other day and am looking forward to my own journey of self discovery. I did a lot of family history research years ago, starting with a required 8th grade project then continuing with much research of census records for years afterwards. This will likely add even more depth and understanding to my own northern European ancestry knowledge. Thanks for sharing your heritage stories and how DNA knowledge gives meaning to your lives and travels. Can’t wait to see what I find out, and how it may influence my life and future travels!
Thanks for such a lovely and informative articles shared with us. Really amazing post about traveling. Thanks Again.
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