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DNA & Our Family

In honor of Rosalind Elsie Franklin who was born today in Britain in 1920. I would like to share a piece of my dna in the hopes that it will encourage others to seek their biological makeup.

As expected and as celebrated I am mostly African with bits and pieces from other continents (included) within my family tree.
My ancestry composition tells you what percent of my DNA comes from each of 22 populations worldwide. The analysis includes DNA you received from all of my ancestors, on both sides of my family. The results reflect where my ancestors lived 500 years ago, before ocean-crossing ships and airplanes came on the scene. These results are from a site called and are very similar and indeed more specific than the ones I received from This site gives you your haplogroup as well as matches you up with family members  based on shared dna. So far they have matched me up with 244 23andme members so its…