My first DNA discovery - not who I thought I was.
Posted by Bob on 11/5/2016, 22:46:13
Thanks Debbie for giving us the opportunity of discussing DNA research and results. |
My grandfather left Crediton for Australia in 1907 believing his surname (Venn) left him indelibly Saxon.
Over twelve months ago, after submitting a swab test (not sure if mentioning a brand name is advertising, so I won't) I had my returned results analysed and discovered our "Venn" forbears are Celts, and had been living in Devon, or should I say Dumnonia, perhaps, right back to the thawing of the last ice age.
This is time travel, and I am enjoying every moment.
In the near future, I will have the additional help of my grand daughter who is comfortable with math and data, and my grand son, who is passionate about his lineage.
I am of the older generation, but absolutely refuse to miss out on this exciting trip into our past.
Are there other FHS members with a similar experience?