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Hi. My name is Gloria, and I decided to do my DNA ancestry through 23andme. I did it back in November, and got my results, I think in January. So it took five weeks.

But yeah, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, and I’ve finally decided to it with my husband last year.

I wanted to review my results with everyone online.

First of all, if you want to guess my ethnicity or race, go ahead and pause and comment below before I let you know what I’ve always thought it was and what it actually is.

And so go ahead and comment below, and I’m going to go through it right now.

My entire life, I never knew my dad. But my mom always told me that he was German. So I always thought that I was half-German and half-Cambodian.

I never questioned it really when I was a kid, but when I got older, I was really curious, like what if I’m not half-German; what if I’m something else. So I decided to just get it done, and figure out what I am.

Let me go ahead and go through the results with you.

So I’m at the 23andme.com website.

It says here that I’m 50.1% European, 47.5% East Asian and Native American, which I assume is just Asian. And 2.1% South Asian, and 0.2% which is unassigned.

Under the European, it said I am 49.5% Northwestern European, which consists of 16.2% British and Irish, 3.5% French and German, 1.8% Scandinavian, 27.9% broadly Northwestern European, 0.3% other European and 0.4% broadly European.

So it says I’m only 3.5% French and German, which is really surprising to me, considering that I always thought I was half German.

And it says 27.9% broadly Northwestern European; it doesn’t break it down further, probably because the people around that area have very similar DNA. But I believe that area consists of Germany, France, Britain, Ireland and other countries around that area, and unfortunately it doesn’t break it down further, so it could be any of them.

I was very surprised to find out that I’m only 3.5% French and German. But that could also fall under the broadly Northwestern European part.

That makes sense, because I don’t think anybody is really, purely from one country in Europe, so it could be that — or maybe my mom has some explaining to do.

For the Southeast Asia or Asian part, it says I’m 46.4% Southeast Asian, which I assume is Cambodia. My mom has said that she had a great-grandparent from Thailand, but this doesn’t break it down to the specific countries in Southeast Asia, which is a little bit disappointing, especially for those who are from Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand, who wanted to know which countries their ancestry consists of.

But I guess the DNA there is just too similar for them to break down even further than just Southeast Asian, so that’s a little disappointing; I don’t know if they’ll ever be able to do it.

It also says I’m 0.7% East Asian, consisting of 0.3% Chinese, 0.2% Japanese, and 0.2% broadly East Asian. So I’m very surprised by the Japanese part, but that’s pleasant surprise because I’ve always loved Japanese culture and I can speak some Japanese, so that’s really cool.

But I don’t know how far back in my ancestry to go to actually have a full-blooded Japanese.

It also says I’m also 0.4% broadly East Asian and Native American. And South Asian, it says I’m 2.1%. It doesn’t break down to which country it is. But it says South Asia is represented here by the diverse populations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

I’m guessing India, because I believe people from Cambodia originally came from India.

Here it breaks down what countries and what years my ancestors of certain countries were born, or lived.

So it says, “Southeast Asian parents or grandparents 100% Southeast Asian. This person was likely born between 1930 and 1960.” So I’m guessing that’s my mom, because she was born in the 50s.

And it breaks down all the other ones too: Japanese was like 0.2% and it says here that, “You most likely had a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or greater great grandparent or who was a 100% Japanese. This person was like born between 1720 and 1810.”

So that’s a long time ago. It’s pretty cool that they were able to trace that in my DNA.

I really recommend this for anyone who is interested in finding out where your ancestors come from.

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1. Gloria had wanted to take a DNA test for a long time. True or false? Was she very curious?

2. Is it easy to guess her ethnicity? What did she think she was?

3. Did she receive her DNA test results from the mail?

4. What were her DNA test results? Was she surprised?

5. Gloria is exactly 50% Cambodian and 50% German. Is this right or wrong?

6. Can she trace her ancestry back many years?

7. Does she recommend that everyone take a DNA ancestry test?


A. I have taken a DNA test. Yes or no? Have any of your friends taken a DNA test?

B. Would you and your friends like to take one? What kind of results do you think it would show?

C. What might the DNA testing companies think about all these people buying their kit, taking the test and uploading their results on YouTube?

D. DNA testing is (going to be) a huge, profitable industry. What do you think?

E. What will happen in the future?

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