Have you had your DNA tested to find your origins? We have and it's fascinating!
YDNA - the Father-line
We are told our present-day Adamson line has Germanic origins and that our haplo-group R1b-S21 shows that we descend from the peoples of the Rhineland and the Low Countries. It is one of the most common in the UK with 60% of men in England carrying one of the sub-groups of R1b; in Scotland it is 72% and in Ireland, the number is even higher at 85%. One of our sub-groups (S116) associates us with the Beaker People, recognised for their fine pottery deposited as grave goods and by the introduction of metalworking in copper and gold.
mtDNA - the Mother-line
Our testing company astounded us by reporting that our mitochondrial DNA is one of the very farthest travelled lineages in human history with links that stretch across the globe. It is the X haplogroup - known as Borean and is rare but remarkable, very widespread indeed and most common amongst the Ojibwe Nation, one of the most populous of the Native American First Nations. So we can genuinely say we descend from Native American Indians!