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I finally did the Ancestry.com DNA test that is now comprehensive both paternal and fraternal. The price had come down as well to only $99. I got my results back and it was a semi surprise until I did some research on what the test actually pass down.
My make up was:
56% Central European (mainly France across Germany)
The surprise was no British Isles in the makeup yet nearly all my trees go back there or Germany. Scandinavian was also a surprise but considering I can trace my roots back to the Norman Invasion (actually they were originally Vikings not French) and many of my British Isle ancestors were from coastal areas (again Viking invasions) maybe it was not so much of a surprise. Central European was no surprise at all. The Turkish/Persian/Caucasus however is a mystery as I have no paper trails there.
I do now have an Ancestry.com account and have posted my genealogy and have been building on it. I was starting to get excited this week because my wife and I both have a DIEHL German family name in our genealogy. I’ve built the databases and found other families with a link of one man that would connect us both. I personally think the data is incorrect from actual records I have but linked the man anyway to both our lineages just to see how we might be related. We were 9th cousins once removed to a common ancestor born in 1604. For accuracy I unlinked again and put a comment in as to why. One problem with online genealogy is families build trees lemming like without verifiable data. Then when you encounter several family trees with the same data you want to make the assumption it is true.
It’s a fun hobby.