To keep life intersting Wife and I go out of our way to do diifnert things approriate to the seasonal time of the year.
Bad weather here in early December had us hunkerd-up so she surprized me with getting us both Ancestry.com mail-in DNA kits. Ha! She beat me too it! I was going to get us the other brand-name kit.
Then weeks waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
Weather improved. While most of you’all mid-west/south/east US deep froze/iced-up we warmed too much. Snow levels rose so we were able to trip up to our mid mountains river cabin property in early January. Usually 3-4 feet of snow and I no longer maintain a high clearance 4x4 for deep winter visiting up there.
'Nother week passed and still no DNA ancestry results.
Shhhh. When you all were the coldest, iciest we sunshined here with days of sometimes mid-60’s F.
So another full day driving trip back up to Lewis county where I once settle-in and would much prefer to live so I could show her that IF we could ever relocate to this more than 2-hours from Portland, Or/Seattle WA intentional airports and sea ports areas she could social/culture time warp back to a slower paced 70’s/80’s-like reasonable area. Not over-growth, over-build frenzy.
Too far out from the dense city Urban’s for their money to warp things impossible for rural-practicals.
No way. No how, is she leaving this home valley with two generations of her family buried. And our own plots, marked out, reserved, and bought. Sigh.
DNA results finally came through this last few days.
Surprise. Surprise. Surprise. SHE is mostly Eastern European. Then English. Then Irish/Scots/Welsh. With minor 1-3% out of the Adriatic areas. NO Cherokee Indian regardless of old family pictures and stories.
So the new Ukrainian/Romanian American-citizen woman identifying with her have been maybe right regardless of her protestations: no, it is my Native American that you are seeing.
Me. Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.
40+% Scandinavian. NO family stories on that! 35% English. That is in two branches of family names. Then the expected near teens % of Irish/Scots/Welsh. My 1-3% dribbles are Iberian peninsula.
NO German indicated. No Russian indicated. Flies in the face of my family stories.
SO. I WILL BE GETTING KITS FROM THAT OTHER DNA COMPANY TOO.
My long jabber point.
Never, ever trust one source inputs!!
2nd and 3rd source Verify, verify, verify.
Oh. Our listed into North America immigration groups initially settled into for her into nw North Carolina. Then spread to mountainous Kentucky/Tennessee.
Me. Directly into mountainous Kentucky/Tennessee. The spread generation by generation farther west.
Lots and lots of 3rd and 4th cousins indicated back there for both of us. Whew. We are not unknown cousins.
Hi, old-world cousins J.O., MaxG and others.
Hi to all of my east of me, Cousins
tree-farmer Steve Unruh