Wednesday, 24 May 2017
This email appeared in my in box a few days ago....exciting!!!!
(Elsie Joy Barker is my name at birth...but have always been called Joy or EJ)
Three months ago my eldest daughter presented me with a Ancestry DNA kit, so that the result would hopefully, arrive in time for my birthday...which is in six days time....
She had her DNA analysed at the beginning of the year with some surprising and very interesting results.
My children have a West Indian Father which accounted for the very diverse results.
Was not expecting any surprises in my DNA results, apart from the Irish and French Grandmother's.
This is what my results are:---
So where did the Scandinavian connection come from I wonder??
We knew from the extensive research done on the family tree of both my parents lineage that no one had moved far from the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire area; so no surprises there .
The most exciting thing though is that there are four confirmed third cousin DNA matches, and six fourth cousin DNA matches.
The Ancestry.co.uk web site allows me to send messages to these cousins who are anonymous. It is up to them if they wish to make contact.
I do hope some one does, don't you?
Now my other daughter wants to get her DNA done just to see if she has any Irish blood, as none showed up in her sister.
Long time since I did DNA mapping in Human Biology classes so am not 100% sure how the links are formed.
Happy Birthday indeed