I Am Learning About My Heritage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    I always knew the bulk of my ethnicity was

    Italian, Irish, and British. However, I was really surprised and excited when my DNA test showed that I'm 2% North African, 3% Western Asian, and 6% European Jewish. So, if I'm 2% North African, that would roughly mean that 6 generations ago, my ancestor migrated from most...
    Bird488 Bird488
    26-30, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    Heinz 7---ingredients For Life ( My Heritage)

    I am learning about my heritage. Apparently My ethnicity is made up of 7 ingredients. The main 2 ingredients are Spanish-Mexican then Jewish and Basque but also German and my brother claims 2% Chinese--which I have a really hard time believing. He also says our family are aztecs...
    Gotmusicinme9 Gotmusicinme9
    36-40, F
    Dec 18, 2011

    Unknown Heritage

    Growing up I never knew my grandma was adopted. I just assumed that my great grandmother was her biological mother. They looked so much alike I could hardly tell the difference. One day, out of the blue, I was speaking with my mother. I said "So I'm 50% Mexican from daddy's side...
    nikkiloz nikkiloz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2013

    Learned A Lot

    i have been using ancestory.com and tribal pages.com.and i have traced my parts of my family back to 400 a.d.it is almost an obsession. i have learned my family has deep roots in scotland,walesand england.and some of my people were knights,kings and an archbishop of normandy.i...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Mar 12, 2011

    Swedish Norwegian origin.

    War slogan: **** you!!!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2015

    The Frasers Of Lovat

    some times called the forgotten kingdom.i traced them back to 1030.they have a castle that still stands.called fraser castle in scotland.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Apr 17, 2011

    I just learned that my great great great

    grandfather moved from Italy to Malta and I still carry his surname. my great great great great grandfather was in the British army and his daughter fell in love with a Maltese man. he forbade her to marry him but she still did. and then I heard my great great great grandfather...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel
    18-21, M
    Dec 25, 2014
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