|-My Ethnicity Overview-|
I was surprised by the Middle East ethnicity.
|Ethnicity Detail with map showing my ancient origins.|
I am also in a DNA circle for my paternal ancestor, Thomas David Newman. He is my 4th Great-Grandfather (1788-1848)
|Gravestone of Thomas D. Newman in Big White Lick Regular Baptist Cemetery in Pittsboro, Hendricks County, Indiana|
Other surprises in the ethnicity are that I have trace amounts of African, Native American and East Asian ancestry.
The North African component is easy to explain with the proximity to Sicily. The East Asian and the Native American ethnicity is much more mysterious. I have ordered a kit for my dad so it will be interesting to find out if he shares any of these trace amounts of ethnicity. I encourage all of my readers to get tested. It has been well worth the investment for the entertainment value alone. I especially encourage all of my close relatives to get tested. I am very happy to learn that my origins are much more global than I imagined.