If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.
My Ancestry DNA test arrived! I was surprised that my Great Britain was only 35% because I thought it would be higher. I was also surprised that I had any Irish at all. My Grandpa Jensen's family is from Denmark and England, so I was hoping to find out if the British DNA was eventually Viking or Saxon. I wasn't surprised I had Europe West DNA. Recently someone has done some genealogy on my female line and they finally linked them to Germany. But the other trace regions were a surprise.
This art piece is" Weigh Down". Had my husband Chris in mind for this piece...dedicated to his Viking ancestry from Sweden. He loved it! LOL! Learning a lot from my ecourse online with my teacher Alexis Bonavitcola, plus, lots of practice!
Hundreds of County Mayo, Ireland residents gathered earlier this week to learn first hand what their DNA could show them about their ancient past. From Viking ancestry to descending from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the genetics of County Mayo proved intriguing, reaching far beyond Guinness and the rolling green landscape. Faces of County Mayo Ireland