Ancestry.com, one of the best known websites for family history research, offers to reveal your ancestry by testing your DNA. I received one of their DNA kits as a present. I followed the simple instructions and sent in my sample. Today I received the results. It contained no real surprise. It was in line with the results of the research for my family tree. Here’s the breakdown of where I came from:
ETHNICITY FOR GERARD CHARLES WILSON
63% Great Britain
9% Europe West
10% Trace regions (negligible trace elements of different regions)
It is amusing that today’s native Briton has an average of 60% British DNA while I, all the way across the other side of the world with ancestors going back to the First Fleet, have a higher content than average.