Résultats de mon test d’adn! JE VIENS D’OÙ?!!??!! (Haitian DNA Test) EN Subtitles

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing good I am very excited about this video I recently did my dna test With this test it will allow me to know my roots beyond the roots I already know Which are my Haitian roots The results are in! And I wanted to share the results live So we can discover it together Why did I start a DNA test As far as I remember I’ve always had a desire to know Where I come from To know the story of my family I’ve always had a desire to question family members To know more about my roots Usually with this type of research We always go to our grand-parents However, I didn’t have the chance to know my grand-parents on my dad’s side and on my mom’s side, I only knew my grand-father So I did not have lots of help in that sense My desire to know where I come from really got stronger when I read Alex Haley’s Roots Roots is a novel that describes the life of Kunta Kinté Kunta Kinté was a slave from Africa And he is Alex Haley’s ancestor The author of the book This book was really meaningful to me Alex Haley did an amazing work retracing his ancestor’s life And to tell the story of his life before he was captured. The book is really complete, because the author not only explains the slavery But also explains life before the slavery started I was really amazed by that I think everyone should read that book I know there was a miniserie about it I did not see it, but the book was excellent What I really admire about this story is that Alex Haley already knew his ancestor Kunta Kinte Before he even started to write the book Because his family made it a duty to pass the information from generation to generation And the story made it to Alex Haley, which wrote a book and made a miniserie about it I was so impressed by this And I said to myself I wanna do the same! I tried to ask people around me But I thought, maybe I should go to Haiti to do my research I went to Haiti for the first time, 2 weeks after the earthquake I did not know Haiti prior to the earthquake Because everytime I talked about going to Haiti People would tell me: “No, don’t go to Haiti It’s too dangerous, you could get kidnapped and so on.. So after the earthquake I said to myself If I don’t go now, i might never be able to go So I am going to Haiti, whatever what people would tell me My mind is made up, I wanna know my country, and I want to know it now! So I went to Haiti I did some humanitarian work Because it was 2 weeks after the 2010 earthwake But while I was there I am going to try to get in touch with my family over there so I went to the family house I met my family And I met Pierre Mathieu Pierre Mathieu was amazing He told me about my family He saw this desire I had to know where I come from So he told me about my family history as much as he could We also went to Jacmel To see the house where my grand-father was born And while in jacmel, i thought it would be a great opportunity To search for relatives and ask them questions So we could go as far back as we can in our genealogy But when we were in Jacmel The only person that I am aware that could have help us Was a great great aunt But she died a few days before we arrived So I did not meet any family members, while I was there But at least I saw where my grand-father was born It was somewhat emotional The house does not exist anymore, it’s just a land At least I saw Jacmel, which is such a beautiful place That’s on my mother’s side I do not know of all of the family members on my dad’s side So I asked my dad to do a family tree So I could trace family members He did a really good job He was able to go back about 4 to 5 generations before him As far up as we went on that tree, we we’re all haitians So I did not find other ethnicity in my lineage Neither on my mom nor on my dad’s side With al the reasearch we did We are Haitians I have no idea where my roots could come from Some people know that they have a french grand-parent or a cuban grand-parent for example They are aware of the mixes in their family But in my case With all the research we did, and we really digged a lot My roots are 100% haitian As far as the results go, I have no idea what to expect I know I can expect african results Because the story of Haiti started from Africa to America So I should have a african percentage It is said that haitians came from Benin and Guinea Which is true But they do not come solely from these countries The port where the boats were departing to cross the Atlantic Ocean was located in those countries, around the gulf of Guinea The west coast of Africa But the slaves were captured everywhere in Africa So you had slaves that came from other countries All the slaves were departed from ports located in the Gulf of Guinea So in Haitian history, we learn that were are from Benin As for me i think I am from Congo I don’t why, but I feel it I went to Congo 2 years ago And I really felt home A little percentage of Mali I don’t know why I just say what I feel So a little bit of Mali, a little bit of Congo A little bit of french Because my last name on my dad side is Rosalva/Alexandre On my mom’s side is Mathieu Those names sound pretty french So I think a little percentage of French Because the island of Hispaniola Which is now Haiti and Dominican Republic Was first colonized by Spain and then by France So because my last names sound french, I think I have a little bit of french in my results But other than that, I have no idea what to expect Let’s discover it together and right now! I also wanted to tell you about the dna test process There are a few compagnies which specialize in dna analysis But I chose AncestryDNA So you receive a little box You have instructions in english and in french You also receive a tube Where you put your dna sample, in this case we use our saliva So you put some saliva in the tube And there is another little tube which contains a liquid You have to mix them together You put everything in the box they provide And you send it to their lab And they analyse everything for about 6 weeks So how they proceed with the results is that they send you an email And that’s what I am about to reveal I have received the email So I will tell you what my roots are I am really excited!!!! I open the email There is a diagram with percentages My dna consists of 93% Africa I am not surprised My dna consists of 55% Benin/Togo Surprise!! I did not think so, but I am! I am 55% Benin/togo which is the majority of my dna So the story we know is true! That’s so cool! This one surprises me… 16% Southeastern Bantu I did not expect that at all! I am totally surprised by that 10% Sénégal I did not expect that either 7% Cameroon/Congo So cool! I would have never thought! I have a lot of friends from Cameroon, but I never thought I would have a percentage from there There is a low confidence region section So I assume that there is less of that in my DNA 2% Mali So I was a little bit right! That is so interesting! 1% Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers It is really precise! Less than 1% Nigeria Less than 1% Ivory Coast/Ghana There is a 7% Europe Let’s see what it is That section as well is a low confidence region As for Europe I have Great-Britain 4% Great-Britain I know it’s little I would have never thought I have DNA from Great-Britain In my history books, I knew about the Spanish and the French in Haiti Well i know the British have colonized a lot as well I never thought having DNA from Great-Britain Which is England, Scotland and Wales 2% Ireland! I really did not expect those results! It is really little, but it is there And 1% Finland/Northwest Russia That’s crazy! I’m surprised! I think it’s a good mix! The most of the mix is from Africa with 93% And 7% Europe I though I would have had a bigger percentage of Europe, knowing Haitian history And the history of slavery But there was not a lot of mix in that sense Other information provided by ancestry.ca Genetic communities: African Carribeans=Very likely So they knew, with the DNA sample I provided, my saliva That it was very likely that I am afro carribbean And they were right, because I am! So as a summary I am 55% Benin/Togo 16% Africa Southeastern Bantu, and 29% other regions Ancestry.ca also gives you information about cousins you could have 4th cousin or closer! So ancestry.ca tells me I could have 14 cousins people who probably did the test as well and that our dna connects so there is 14 people in their database that I could share DNA with So I could find family members that way And know more about my family history I am a so overwhelmed! I am really impressed I did not expect having so much information about my origins And I see now I was wrong with my guesses I think everyone should do the test It is important to know where we come from To know who we are And to pass on the story of our origin to our children I was born in Canada My son is born in Canada And I want him to know where he comes from I want him to know Haiti This experience was very satisfying It would be interesting that native-born people do the test Because while reading another great book Which is Marcel Trudel’s Canada’s Forgotten Slaves: Two Hundred Years of Bondage Marcel Trudel, which was an historian, did the genealogy of many native-born quebecers And while doing their genealogy, he traced black ancestors in most of the families So native-born people should also do the test I am sure that the results could be surprising If you did the test, I am curious to know what were your results Where you expecting those results? Let’s continue to share on the subject, it is so interesting! Another feature I enjoyed with ancestry.ca For every region where DNA was found There is an information sheet which is very complete It gives explanation about the people of this region It explains how the region was back then, and how it has become today I had a lot of my questions answered because of these information sheets


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