The other day, I got the results of my DNA test and the results were both surprising and unsurprising. Not surprising: I am 100% European.
But here were the surprising percentage breakdowns: 74% East European; 9% West European; 9% European Jewish; 6% Scandinavian; and 2% Trace Regions (in my case,
Over the centuries, the geographical region of the country we know as
Poland was "visited" by many tribes; therefore, the Eastern and Western Europe and
European Jewish data are not surprising. However, I really thought that I would have had some
Asian ancestry (courtesy of Mongolian "visitors"), but according to the DNA test,
that is not the case. I was quite intrigued by the Scandinavian and Great Britain
I've been thinking a lot about the results of this test, wondering if my intense need to travel, explore (if that is, in fact, genetic) may have been inherited from roving Vikings, Celts, Teutons and/or wandering Jewish souls in my makeup. Since the data supposedly goes back 1,000 years, I will never know who these people that left their imprint on me were, but I think perhaps their lives have already been manifested in mine.