About Me

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Just to tell you a little about myself, my name is Vickie and I was born and raised in Kentucky. The majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a courthouse and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.

My DNA Ethnicity Estimates

I hope you can read this chart okay.  I tried to copy it directly from my Ancestry.com page but it wouldn't let me, so I made my own pie chart in MS Word and then I couldn't get it to upload to blogger.  Then I just decided to print off the chart I made and then scan it and make it a picture and then I could finally add it to this page, so hopefully you can actually read it.  Still new at this so I am sure there was an easier way, but I couldn't find it this time.

I did what is called an Autosomal DNA test from Ancestry.com which is a genealogical DNA test, which gives you matches with genetic cousins and also gives you ethnicity percentages.  You can Google, Autosomal DNA, to read more about how it works and what all it covers.

The following from Ancestry.com tells you where and what each of the above listed areas covered.

Great Britain (I am 58%)

Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales
Also found in: Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy

Europe West (I am 21%)

Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein
Also found in: England, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic

Ireland (I am 11%)

Primarily located in: Ireland, Wales, Scotland
Also found in: France, England

Scandinavia (I am 6%)

Primarily located in: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Also found in: Great Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, the Baltic States, Finland

European Jewish (I am 2%)

Primarily located in: Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Israel
Also found in: Germany, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Estonia

Italy/Greece (I am 1%)

Primarily located in: Italy, Greece
Also found in: France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia, Algeria, Tunisia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo

Asia Central (I am 1%)

Primarily located in: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Also found in: Iran, Pakistan


  1. Wow, we are almost an ethnicity perfect match! Maybe it's the area of the country our folks come from...it's so interesting! Your blog is very interesting. I am enjoying your stories!

    1. Thanks so much, appreciate your comments. I have Humphreys in Western Kentucky where were yours from?

  2. Have you had any male Beards have their y-DNA tested to determine which haplogroup they belonged to? I know there are some R1a and R1b Beards. The more of these that get tested, the more we can trace our lineages together and possibly before immigration to the new world.

    1. Yes my Dad did the test in 2004 before he passed away but he only did the Y12 at that time. His haplogroup is I-M253.

      Anything just let me know.

    2. Vickie, thanks for replying. You are the first "I" haplogroup I've met with the Beard name. Thanks for sharing. BTW, if ever you wanted to upgrade your kit, and I'm not saying you need to, but if you are curious, if you went through familytreedna, I think they keep his sample and can run a higher level test via an upgrade (but it does cost $100+). I only had the 37 done myself.

    3. You are welcome, and I have thought about doing that just haven't gotten around to it yet and yes we did go through familytreedna.