Do rebels run in your family? Is there a gene to detect that? Not quite, but below are 4 of the many things you can find out from the AncestryDNA test, and who knows you may just find a rebel ancestor.
- You have a cousin in Ireland
Eli grew up saying he was Irish, but he never knew what part of the country his family was from. Recently he got a new AncestryDNA cousin match from someone in Northern Ireland who also took the AncestryDNA test. Now Eli and his newly matched cousin have connected to share stories of why one family left and another stayed. It’s a connection they may never have made without DNA. (AncestryDNA is now available in 39 different countries).
- The answer to a 100-year-old family mystery
Gloria was from Honduras and family legend said her great-grandfather was an American who was shot by his brother and buried in Honduras.
Can DNA help her answer this question? AncestryDNA compares your test to other people who have taken the test, and if those other people have an online family tree, we look for ancestors you might share.
Gloria got a DNA hint suggesting she could be related to Joseph Good, who was born in Virginia in the late 1700s. She’d never heard of him, but with a little digging, she discovered that Joseph was her 4x great-grandfather and the grandfather to her mysterious great-grandfather who was shot. The legend proved true, with the help of AncestryDNA.
- How different you and your siblings really are
Anna couldn’t believe she was more British than her three sisters, even though they all have the same parents.
How can two siblings have ethnicity estimates that don’t match?
The DNA we inherit from each parent is completely random, so unless you’re an identical twin, your DNA profile won’t be exactly the same as a sibling’s. That’s why getting more people in your family tested helps you get a more complete picture of your past and what world regions are included in your family’s DNA.
- You have family living next door
After looking at her DNA test results, Susan recognized a name she was connected to: it was the name of her neighbor of 20 years. They never knew they were second cousins. Small world, isn’t it?
Wondering what AncestryDNA will reveal about you and your family? There’s one way to find out. Discover more at AncestryDNA.com