Apparently, Robin is not the only one who had the Scandinavian surprise. The Ancestry.com blog includes a post: Got Scandinavian? Why your DNA results may have unexpected ethnicities The Scandinavian link is actually from the British Isles as shown in this pie chart:
|Pie Chart of Average British Admixture - SOURCE: Ancestry.com|
I loved this quote and comment in the blog post: “The people of this region are a real genetic cocktail,” says Oxford Professor Peter Donnelly. "So, if you hail from the British Isles, don’t be shaken if your genetic ethnicity results are decidedly stirred," adds Nick Cifuentes.
AncestryDNA is rolling out a new feature called "New Ancestor Discoveries" which is in the Beta testing phase. Here are the three ancestors that are in DNA Circles for Robin:
|John Nicholas Whisenant and Nancy Thompson are husband and wife but how is Robin connected to them?|
We are now in the process of getting Robin's mom, Irma Fitzpatrick tested. Robin expected a little more Irish due to the Fitzpatrick ancestry. It will be interesting to see how much Irish shows up in Irma's ethnicity results. We are also encouraging all of our siblings and cousins to get tested. We are excited to find more pieces in our Ancestor Puzzles!