Showing posts with label clueless. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clueless. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Whose my Daddy

Sadly, I have no idea who my father is.
This is something that has always bothered me.
- Where did I get my height?
- Where did I get green eyes?
- Why is my skin fair?

I am often told that I look like my mother except she has dark skin, hair and eyes. My mother has never been too fond of talking about my father. I had to ask her several times in the same conversation to even get his first name... Finally- I know that my father's REAL name is RODNEY.

I was looking at my birth certificate one day and realized that the name on there is two names made as one...
My mother was still legally married when she had me... That means that I got that last name which was "GUSTIN"
The man she was married to was name "Kenneth Gustin" but the father of my youngest sister is David Beckley. The name on my Birth Certificate is "David Gustin"... You see... My mother put the first name of one man and the last name of the other.

I understand that in the 80's people were a bit wreck-less as I have a lot of friends who never knew their fathers as well.

I decided that I would do an Ancestry DNA kit. I ordered it when it was 20% off. So I paid 79.99! When I got the kit, I read the instructions and thought, I can put this much spit easily, then my mouth went dry. Maybe it was anxiety. Who knows! I couldn't wait to get it in the mail and on its way!
You shouldn't eat, drink or smoke 30 minutes prior to spitting!

Fast forward: I received my results. It took 7 weeks. I got the email, logged in and.... To say that I am SHOCKED is an understatement!!! Here are the results...

REGIONAPPROXIMATE AMOUNT

Europe99%

  • Ireland32%
  • Great Britain30%
  • Europe West19%
  • Scandinavia9%
  • Trace Regions
    9%
  • Italy/Greece5%
  • Iberian Peninsula3%
  • Finland/Northwest Russia< 1%

West Asia< 1%

  • Trace Regions
    < 1%
  • Caucasus< 1%


What I think is cool is... They show you matches. Like people who have the same or similar DNA. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP TO SEE THIS!
I have contacted a couple people to see if they could be related on my father's side (Extremely High probability of 1-2 cousins) I have't heard back from anyone yet though.