What is your ancestral heritage?
I am a descendant of Greeks. My mother came to Canada in 1957 and my father joined her in 1960; they were married a few months after he arrived.
My brother also traced our ancestry through a simple DNA analysis a couple of years ago and the results showed that we are 51% Mediterranean, 27% Northern European, and 20% Southwest Asian. Besides Greece, the most common DNA match that we have is with Sardinia, Tuscany/Italy, Bulgaria, and Iberia (Spain/Portugal).
He stated in the email he sent me that from what he understands "everyone in Europe has Southwestern DNA. It happened when early humans pushed
North from Africa. Then people from Iran, Tajikistan, western India mixed with
people from Northern Europe around central Europe. Then of course, they moved
south to Greece, etc." It is all so fascinating!
(Incidentally, although quite exaggerated, the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is fairly accurate in depicting Greek families. Except for the Windex. Greeks do not use Windex neurotically. At least no one I know.)
Your turn. What is your ancestral heritage?
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!