Some of you may know that my parents are aging, ages 86 and 91, and I have been helping them with a few chores every week. Of course, this gets me thinking that they will not live forever. These thoughts were my motivation to have my mom's and my dad's DNA tested. I chose to use Ancestry DNA. I ordered four kits (two for my parents and two for my in-laws). I had them perform the test, sent it in and waited. I was surprised that I had all four results within a month. I can tell you that everything stopped the minute I saw the email that said my DNA result was in.
My mother, Audrey Fredrick Glover, was the last result to come in. Of the four DNA tests that were taken, I figured my mother's would be pretty easy to predict, Eastern and Western European. My research of my mother's surnames-Fredrick and Graf, led me to Prussia, now Poland area, Palatinate area of Germany, and Switzerland. Imagine my surprise when her results came back 42% Great Britain.
Here is what my mom's ethnicity looked like:
I wasn't as surprised by these results as I had time to review what these results meant. I had watched a You Tube video that helped me in my understanding. This is what I learned about my Mom's DNA from her ethnicity results: