MyHeritage DNA Results Video

A few days ago, I got an email stating my ancestry results were ready. It took a little longer due to some errors per MyHeritage. That is NOT something you want to tell a person like me because now I’m questioning some of my results. It’s a good thing I bought this test on sale during Black Friday or else I would’ve been upset.

One of the things I was hoping to have was a large percentage of African ancestry. That was my sole reason for doing an ancestry test. According to MyHeritage, I have a beautiful mixture of African ancestry as you will see in the video which made me very happy. I found it odd that MyHeritage didn’t pick up my Native American ancestry, but when I uploaded my raw DNA data to two other reputable sites for comparison, they did. Hmmmm???

I have a small amount of European ancestry, but to my surprise I have a good bit of Middle Eastern ancestry. As a matter of fact, the other tests showed that I have much more Middle Eastern ancestry than Native American ancestry! Now that was a shock because no one in my family knew anything about having Middle Eastern ancestors.

So, are you ready to see what MyHeritage estimated my African ancestry to be? Turn your sound on and click here. I’ll be blogging about this again in future because now this has opened up some more questions about my ancestry.

Until next time…

It’s Complicated 

Good Evening wonderful people! I sincerely hope that each of you are doing well. I’ve been tied up quite a bit with my first novel series The Chronicles of Neffie, but in between that time I’m still able to answer some of your questions.

When I posted about doing an ancestry test to find out what all my African ancestry consists of, a few of you had some questions about a statement I made. I had stated that I didn’t want to be 60% or less Sub-Saharan African because if it turns out that I am, I would be devastated. I want to be at least 80% or more. With me saying that, I was asked if I would be upset if I were to find that I have White ancestry. Good question. My answer to that is twofold.

Here’s the thing: White ancestry is going to be a given in most Black people living in America. For many such as myself, having that bit of ancestry is a little disturbing and heartbreaking. Why? Because as Black people, we know the sad circumstances into which it got there – – > slavery and rape. No need in me sugar coating it. It’s the truth. No need to lie. Some truths hurt…

As far as being upset by any White ancestry, I won’t be upset per se, but I will be a little annoyed by it. If you aren’t Black, then you won’t be able to relate to how I and the majority of Black people feel in regards to this. Even with me saying that, that doesn’t mean I hate Europeans / White people. If you are a good person regardless of your race and care for your fellow man, then you are good in my book. 

Until next time… 

I Just Might… 

So, I just received my MyHeritage kit in the mail yesterday and now I’m nervous. Let me first clarify something I had mentioned in a previous blog post. I had stated that I was “awaiting my results” but that statement was not correct. What I should have said was that I was awaiting for my test kit to arrive. Now, that statement sounds much better than the other. I don’t know what I was thinking…

Now that I have cleared that up, I’ve been thinking about video taping my results once they have been received since this was asked of me. I just might do it if I don’t talk myself out of it. I have to be straight up with you, if my results show that I’m 60% or less Sub-Saharan African, I will be devastated. No, I will be crushed! I want it to be AT LEAST 80% or more. Just being honest.

One thing I’m excited about is finding out what parts of Africa my ancestry is made up of. Ghana? Nigeria? Congo? Benin/Tongo? Ah,  the excitement is just too much. I would love to have my results before the release of The Chronicles of Neffie. Like seriously! Now don’t count me out, I might just record my reaction to my ancestry results. I just might…

Let there be excitement and no disappointment.

Until next time… 

Tracing My Roots 

As I’m in the process of writing my second novel, I’ve become more and more curious about my African ancestry. My own story has me wondering, what part of Africa did my ancestors come from and what tribe? In all honesty, having a DNA test will be the closest tool available for me to find out. Court records won’t tell me much of anything because records like that was not seen as important during the Era of slavery.

I’ve decided to purchase an ancestry kit from either Ancestry DNA, 23andMe or My Heritage and I’m going to post my results here. I can’t wait to find out where in Africa my ancestors came from. This I tell you is going to be exciting! My next novel just became even more interesting to write.

See you back here in two weeks! I just had to post about this! Until next time…