Explaining My Daughter’s DNA Report

01.09.2019

Felicita took the 23andme DNA test and the results were surprising!

I’m so excited!!! I think I say those three words a total of four times throughout this video and for that, I’m not sorry. Because I’M SO EXCITED! I honestly didn’t think there would be any surprises because both sides of my family have all been really close with each of my parents throughout my childhood. So I thought we knew everything there was to know.

The surprising results were that Felicita came up French and German! Joe’s side is Italian and my side is a mix of Eastern European, Irish and mix. Mix denotes a nationality that is not 100%. You will notice that I didn’t mention French and German. So where does it come from? After a week long of research on ancestry.com, building my family tree, I figured out where it would have come from if it’s really true.

But first… I accidentally said, “father” when I meant to say “grandfather” in reference to my mother’s grandfather. Oops!🤣

So my maternal grandmother, Maie, never knew her mother, Catherine (names changed for privacy). We were always told that Catherine died when my grandmother was around four-years-old. They said she was sick but I don’t think anyone remembers what she was sick from. Then Maie and her sister were raised by their father and step-mother. Maie’s father is a large mix of nationalities so we know the unexpected 100% French & German DNA does not descend from his line.

As for Maie’s mother’s side, her father was 100% Scottish and her mother was 50% Scottish and 50% mix. Doesn’t sound very French and German does it? 😊 However, there was someone in their life around the time Maie was born who is exactly 50% French and 50% German. This woman’s mother was 100% French and her father was 100% German. I could be totally wrong but every family tree and every mathematical breakdown points to this woman. 😮😁

This woman supposedly never had children but does have nieces and nephews from her brothers that are still around. Someone recently asked me what I would do if I find out it’s true. I think that if they’re in the DNA database, I would like to try and contact them just to simply tell them that their great-aunt DID in fact have a child and how happy and grateful we are that she did. ❤️

How about you? Have you taken any of the DNA tests? If so, which one? Did the results surprise you? Or did they turn out as expected? If you haven’t taken a DNA test and are interested in a discounted price, please feel free to use my referral code:

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6 comments

  1. Libby says:

    Great video.
    One of our daughters gifted us with Ancestry.com for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts a few years ago. I really didn’t expect to find out anything more than that my background was from England or maybe Ireland. Well, turns out I found out a lot more. I was adopted. Due to my medical issues as an adult, it was desirable to find out about my families medical history. My mom (who worked for a law firm at the time) worked diligently to unseal my adoption records, in order to try to get the documentation we needed. When the courts unsealed my records, they would only give us the name on the original birth certificate. We thought that the names that fictitious names were used, since it listed both parents as being married, and the last name used was Jones. We didn’t pursue it further.
    A few months after we did the DNA testing, we were contacted by one of my biological relatives. I found out that the name of my biological parents was in fact correct. My parents had several other children. My father died when my mother was pregnant with me. She just could not afford to take care of the other children and a newborn, so she gave me up for adoption. Unfortunately, she died years ago, so we were not able to reconnect.
    Bittersweet. I got some answers, but I wish that we had this technology much earlier so that I could have found my biological mother before her death.

  2. Bridget says:

    I knew most of my ancestry (German, Welsh, Scandinavian) but was surprised to find out I was also part Yakut! No one knew where that came from, and both of my parents are deceased. But, I thought it was pretty neat.

  3. Jenna says:

    Hi Darci! I’m just trying to contact you because my 6-year-old daughter would like to be pen-pals with your daughter Francesca. She has really enjoyed watching a couple of videos that feature her (over and over) but since we strictly limit screen time I told her I would ask you if they could write letters to each other. … I will be happy to explain a little bit of who we are in email to you! Thanks for considering! God bless you!

  4. Kim says:

    I took the 23andme test on a whim, because my husband decided to do it, and I got a lot more information than I bargained for! My mother divorced her first husband and married her second husband while pregnant with me. Apparently, nobody was really sure which man was my biological father, so Mom just decided to have her new husband as my father. Many years later, I took the test, and found out otherwise. I reconnected with my biological father, and he has been welcoming, but it has been a rollercoaster of emotions! Worth it, though…the truth explains so much about why I am the way I am, and having correct medical history is important as well.

    • Darci Isabella says:

      Wow Kim! This IS a roller coaster! Mine was super boring and so I’ve been helping some of my distant cousins find their biological parents which has been the fun part. 😁

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