Last fall, my daughter and I decided to take advantage of a 2-for-1 special offer from 23 and Me, the genetic testing company. We sent in saliva samples to have our ancestry analyzed.
No surprise: I am 100% European. I’m 66% British & Irish, 22% French & German, 10% broadly Northwestern European, and 2% Scandinavian. Hers was similar, but she was surprised — she has no Native American blood on her dad’s side, which she’d been told she has.
23 and Me is working on providing more ancestry detail, such as separating British and Irish (but not Scottish, which I suspect I have plenty of), French and German, and Scandinavian into separate countries of origin. Soon we’ll get new reports with this new information.
At that point, we both decided to have our health data analyzed. They’ve already done the analysis, after all. You pay, and they send you the results immediately.