Friday, December 05, 2014

So I had this genetic test done...

I've been waiting a long time, but my y-DNA test has been completed! What's a y-DNA test? It's a genetic test done that compares DNA that is only passed father to son. It's very useful for genealogy research.

Based on my existing family history (which has actually been re-written a bit because of this test and other tests from FamilyTreeDNA), my familial origins are from Wales and England. More specifically, I have definite roots back to James Brittain, b.1705 d.1779, Wales, UK & Richard Britton b. 1585 Batcombe, Somerset, England. 

What's this make me? Well as expected, my immediate roots out of the US are Welsh, then English as you go further back in time.

What makes this really interesting is that my results are adding a much needed distance dimension to the Britton DNA project.

More interesting information later!

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