Thursday, March 17, 2016

Irish Ancestry

I was given an Ancestry DNA test as a
gift from my daughter last year.

I received no surprises from the test. 
I knew many of my ancestors came from Germany. 
I knew that my paternal great grandfather was Irish. 
I needed to open an Ancestry account
in order to have access to my results.
That got me hooked and I have been searching
for information on those who came before.

I found that my Irish Dorsey 3rd Great Grandparents
immigrated from Ireland with their 2 sons to
Baltimore, Maryland in 1845.
Has anyone else had their DNA tested?

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Everyone can be Irish on this day!



  1. Isn't it amazing that they can tell us these things with DNA?

  2. I had my DNA done. 14% Irish. But also found out I had 2% Greek/Italian in me.
    Now I want to know which ancestors came form there.
    Coffee is on

  3. I wish they could fine tune it a little more. That's the reason I haven't done it yet. I suppose I better be content with 1/4th Swedish and 3/4th Germanic with a little something else snuck into the woodpile.

  4. I had mine done a couple of years ago. Plenty of Irish DNA! With some French, German and lots of Scottish thrown in the mix!