Proud of ALL my roots, from the HUGE Northern European percentage (Scottish/Welsh/Irish, French, German, Norwegian), to the bits of Russian, Swiss, and Italian strands of DNA woven in there as well. You can’t get much more European in ancestry than I am, basically.
Still, I honor the Tuckahoe Cherokee ancestry contributed from my Great Grandmother, Lucy Anetta Ray. I recognize and honor ALL of my ancestors and am proud of those connections.
Had it not been for DNA testing, I would’ve never known about all the parts that make up who I am. When you’re adopted, there’s a big hole in your past. At least that’s how I felt. It was important to fill in the blanks as much as I could. Not only for me, but also for my children. They needed to know the info about their history, too.
Gotta love science and technology! Think of all the wonderful things — and knowledge — it’s brought to us! I have connected with cousins I never knew I had. Thank you, science and technology, for all the wonderful and amazing things you bring to life!