However, I was still fascinated to learn my haplogroup and excited to at least get the test done.
When Family Tree DNA announced their autosomal test, I waited and waited and waited to upgrade. Also, with the busy-ness that is life, I simply forgot to order the upgrade.
I finally ordered the upgrade today and I cannot wait to see the results. What do I hope to get out of it?
First and foremost, I am looking forward to learning more about my ancestral make-up. It would not surprise me to find it is mostly English - probably a good 50% or more. Anything other than English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian will surprise me.
Second, I am hopeful that I will find cousins, particularly from my Murphy great-great-great grandparents. My most mysterious brick wall is my great-great grandmother, Emma Anna Murphy. If she had siblings, perhaps they have descendants who just happened to have their autosomal DNA tested too. However, her parents are 6 generations back from me, and I realize the odds getting lucky - of someone from that side of the family having tested - are very, very slim. So I'm not super optimistic about that.
Still, I'm glad I ordered the upgraded and my results will be in the Family Finder database by the end of the month. I can't wait to see the results.
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