OK. I've run out of DNA tests to take. According to 23 and Me, I'm less Middle Eastern than I had been told on other platforms - and less British.
I've explained here on this blog how being French Canadian makes taking these DNA ancestry tests more of a muddle than usual. French Canadians come out British, Irish, Italian and even Sephardic Jewish from Spain.
I'm at least half French Canadian, with 500 pioneers from the shores of Normandy or Poitou Charentes in the 1600's.
So, the Native American on this bar chart makes sense. The early 1600's is most likely when any Native might have mixed on my mother's side. Early pioneer French Canadians thought not hing of mixing with Native Women, openly.
But, then they sent over the Filles de Roi. I have many of them in my ancestry, too.
The 23 and Me chart shows that I am a real mixed bag of genes, but, I already knew that. The nine percent Middle East includes North African, which I know is from my mother's side.
I've done her MT DNA and her ancestors, to the 20 percent mark, Sephardic Jews from Spain.
Anyway, 23 and Me has some wonderful new tools I can play with to discover who among my cousins on ALL the platforms has Middle East with me.
It tells me where these Middle East genes are on my Chromosomes.
I didn't want to do this particular test, not originally, because I didn't want to know if I had the nasty gene for Late Onset Alzheimer's, like my father and his grandfather and his aunt. I do not.
I don't have the genes for any of the diseases they are testing for.
My eyes are going to go in my old age, but I already knew that from putting my Ancestry DNA up on another health website.
The only new thing I learned here is that I am most likely lactose intolerant. News to me. I have no issues eating cheese and milk.
I also have the gene for muscles of an elite athlete. That's hysterically funny. I've always been rather weak, and I am very tall.
I have good eye-hand coordination, though.
Maybe, had I known I had this gene early on, I would have particated in more sports and gotten stronger rather than always complained I had cramps so as not to have to go to gym class. (Maybe, had they let us girls wear normal gym clothes and not ridiculous bloomers...in front of the boys.)
But, who knows.
I like playing tennis and apparently I have some Balkan genes.
Those genes are very good for tennis...;)