We Took A DNA Test • Ladylike

(spitting) – Are you using audio? (upbeat music) – Today we are taking a
23andME ancestry test. – 23andME breaks down your
background and what percentage of you are from what regions of the world. – Is this gonna be a geography test? But kind of a test. – I have heard of 23andME
because different people in past Buzzfeed videos have done it, including our Jen Ruggirello. – Well I’ve already seen
my results but my friends at Ladylike do not know
theirs and we recently got a bunch of 23andME
test kits and I wanna make everybody spit in a cup so
we can learn where we’re from and potentially do something
with that information. – So on my dad’s side, I
know I’m Irish and Italian. My grandfather came from Italy. My mom was actually adopted
when she was a little girl so while we have some ideas
about what our ancestry might be on that side, we don’t really know and there’s not really a
way to find out, until now. – I don’t know a ton about
my family background, I do know that my
great-great-great-grandmother was a slave so she was first-generation in America and I do know that on my dad’s
side, there’s some Native American, but I’m not
sure who or how much. In general, I can just
take a stab in the dark and say Africa, Caribbean
could be an option, I just like literally have no idea. I’m in for a lot of
surprises, I know I will be. – I’m 50% Irish and 50% Polish. My grandparents are
first-generation Americans so I’m pretty sure we’re Polish. I eat gwumpkie a lot,
love me some pierogies, and then when it comes to my Irish side, I think we’re from County Cork area. – Mexico is right here and
that’s where my mom’s side of the family is from. Both of her parents were
born and raised in Mexico and then my mom was born and raised here and now I am born and raised here. I am curious to see if
there’s any Native American or Mayan or Aztec involved
in our Mexican heritage or how much of it is Spanish or whatnot, ’cause I really have no
idea, and then my dad says that his family is
primarily from Scotland. – So I know I’m supposed
to spit in a little thing, you give someone your spit and
instead of them slapping you in the face, they give you
a wealth of information about your life. I am super curious ’cause
I don’t really know much about my mom’s ancestry and
I’ve never really been able to definitively find out. My mom’s side is kind of a mystery. – Growing up, I didn’t really
have too much of a curiosity about my deep family roots
in terms of background and ethnicity, something
did strike a chord in me a few years ago when I
was with a friend of mine and she had some friends
visited her from the UK, they were black and they
met me and we were talking and chatting and they
asked me where I was from and I said, oh, Virginia,
and like they kind of laughed at me and they were like, no,
where are you really from? And I literally just had
to say, I don’t know. – I think it’s really
cool to know where exactly you came from, I do have a
strong identity in my family and the culture that I was brought up with so I know the nurture part of it but I don’t know the nature part of it. – I’m actually a little
nervous because what if what I thought about my
family, about being 50% Polish and 50% Irish, even though
it’s not that important, the classification, but
like what if everything I thought was true isn’t true. – Today is finally the day we’re getting our 23andME results. – I can’t wait to make
all this fan fiction about our family histories. – Everyone else has a general
idea of certain regions that they are probably from
but I think there will be a lot of surprises and I can’t
wait to see everyone’s faces. – Let’s do it now, go. – Hi.
– Hi guys. – My name’s Jhulianna, I
am a product specialist on the customer care team
at 23andME and today, we’re gonna go over your
ancestry composition results. Are you guys excited?
– Yes. – Alright, Devin, let’s start with you. (cheerful music) – I think I’m from the British Isles and then Eastern Europe. – So you’re right, you are 99.8% European. (laughs) – What is the .2 that is not? – You’re 34% British and
Irish, 9.8% French and German, 2.4% Scandinavian.
– What? – Yeah.
– Scandinavian? – Yeah, I’m not lying. (laughs) – Be funny if you were though. – I think you said you were Polish. Okay, so there’s evidence of that, you are 21.1% Eastern European, so that’s where your
Polish ancestry would be. You’re a little bit Southern European and then you’re .2% is East Asian. – Oh.
– .2 – So we’re looking at
your recent ancestry here so the past five to 10 generations and we can actually take a
look in your ancestry timeline where that came about,
starting with your mother and going back to her mother
and her mother and her mother. – It’s the women.
– The women. – The mothers. – So your maternal haplogroup is T1A. – That’s good, that must
be the best, it’s T1A. – All of the members of T1A
can trace their maternal lines back to a woman who
lived in the Middle East about 14,000 years ago. – I got a little emotional
when you said we could track our history back to one woman, it’s like one
great-great-great-great-great-great times infinity grandma. This is really really cool
and I wish I could shout out to my old grandma, T1A. (upbeat music) – Alright I’m up, I am
so excited, oh my god, I didn’t know that there was
so much information given. – For people that are Mexican
or Hispanic-Latino descent, it’s usually a mix of
European, Native American, and sometimes a little
bit of African ancestry. – Mmm.
– Let’s find out. – Okay, let’s do it, yes. – Okay so you are 70.8% European. – Okay.
– Which is broken down further into 33.2% British and Irish, and that’s where the evidence
of Scottish ancestry would be. – Wow, dad, he knew, I should
have given him more credit. – So you are 20.6% Southern European, broken down further into 10.4% Iberian, so again, Spain and Portugal. – Okay, that makes sense.
– .1% Balkan and then 10% broadly Southern European. You do have some evidence
of that Native American DNA. About 19.7%.
– Whoa. – Which is pretty high, yeah. – That’s a lot, I wasn’t
expecting that at all. – So let’s take a look at
your ancestry timeline. – Oh yes!
– So your maternal haplogroup is B2 so the common
ancestor of haplogroup B2 was likely born in the
northeastern reaches of Siberia nearly 17,000 years ago. – Whoa.
– Siberia? – Siberia, cold. – I was gonna say, you’re
a little polar bear but I don’t know what
animals are from Siberia. (laughs) – This is really really interesting. Finding out the 19% Native
American was really surprising to me, I was not expecting that at all. Great, thank you.
– You’re welcome. – You up, Fred?
– I’m up. – It’s my turn.
– It’s your turn. – I really have no idea what to expect. Also in terms of how much information you all can provide me. – For our sub-Saharan
African reference population, it’s a little bit more
broad than you might expect. We do have an African genetics
project that’s going on right now to gather more
data from individuals that have known ancestry
from Africa to be able to update our reference
populations to hopefully offer a little bit more granularity
when it comes to your results. – And it’s not just 23andME
that doesn’t have the data, it’s across the board.
– Correct, yes. – Just science in general. Alright.
– But are you ready? – I’m ready, let’s do it. – You are 74.5% Sub-Saharan African. – Okay.
– Which is broken down a little bit further
into 67.5% West African. – Interesting.
– Yeah, so that would be countries like Ghana, Nigeria,
did you know about that? – No, no, I didn’t know any
of that, I actually have, have had family members,
well not family members, but my uncle’s old girlfriend,
I’ll just say that. (laughs) She was like Ghanaian
and also my old roommate is Ghanaian so those regions
do register something for me, I have feelings about them, good feelings, I have relationships to people
who are from those regions so that’s pretty cool.
– and then 3.1% Central and South African. – Interesting.
– Yeah. You are 24.2% European.
– That is a lot! – Whoa! – I’m startled. – Should I get you some mayonnaise? (laughs) – Further broken down into
6.8 British and Irish. – Okay.
– 0.4% Scandinavian, and then 10.1% broadly. We can take a look at
your ancestry timeline to see when those populations came to be. – Yes.
– Between 1840 and 1900 is where we see evidence of one ancestor being 100% West African,
and then the other reference populations are from 1780
to 1870, British and Irish. – It makes me a little sad. I mean, 24 as a whole is just
a lot, it’s a lot to digest. But I’m surprised, so I
don’t have any Asian in me. – You have a little, .9% East
Asian and Native American. – Wow. – I know you thought that
someone in your family had a little bit of
Native American in them. – Yeah, so it’s there, not much. – Small percentage,
but it was passed down. Your maternal haplogroup is
L1B1A, members of L1 migrated into Western Africa and
so today, that haplogroup, L1B1A is found exclusively
in Ethiopia and Sudan. – Wow! – I think that’s the
most surprising thing. Not all the info made me feel excited but it’s just nice to know
and have that knowledge and also seeing those dates
in those time periods, I think a lot of that is very telling and I think you can
kinda fill in the blanks based on history and what
you know about your family but just seeing it all
on paper and written down with all the data, that is me, that is me on this computer screen. – It’s all in your DNA.
– it’s all in my DNA. – Yay. Okay are we gonna
shimmy, are we shimmying? (upbeat music) – It’s Kristin time.
– It’s Kristin time. – Alright Kristin, tell me what you think. – My mom is adopted, she
was adopted as a child, I know what might be there
but I am curious to see if it will be confirmed. – Okay, so you’re a
little bit of everything. – Ooh.
– What does that mean? – Like a bagel. – You’re 79.5% European.
– That’s it? – Yeah, were you expecting more? – Yes. – Out of the 79.5%, you are
44.2% Northwestern Europe, 14.1% British and Irish,
3.5% French and German, .3% Scandinavian, 26.3% is broadly, can’t pinpoint it
specifically to one of those more specific regions.
– Generally people who like meat pies in some way, shape, or form. (laughs) – So then you have
28.9% Southern European, 7.5% Iberian, so again Spain and Portugal. – Oh, what?
– Seven! – 7.5% Italian.
– Wait, what, I’m only 7.5% Italian? We’ve based videos on the
fact that I’m Italian. (laughs) Okay, well I know nothing,
is what I learned, I don’t know shit for dicks. – Are you ready for the other 20%? – Yeah, I am. – You have 17.3% East
Asian and Native American. – That’s so high. – 13.9 of that is Native American. – That is so high. Full disclosure, I did
think there would be some Native American but I think it’s really, you hear lots of white
people like to be like, I have some Native American and
I don’t feel like it’s right to claim a heritage that
isn’t necessarily mine and that’s crazy, anyway, continue. – So your ancestry timeline,
your maternal haplogroup is J1C3.
– Ooh. – Ooh. – So this is a relatively
young branch of J that traces back to a woman
who lived approximately 9000 years ago. Her ancestors migrated into
Europe from the Middle East as the Ice Age receded between
14,000 and 11,000 years ago. – There’s a lot to unpack here. I’m just as Iberian as I am Italian. – That’s so funny.
– First the fuck of all. Second of all, I thought there
would be some Native American but I didn’t think there
would be this much, that’s a significant percentage. This is wild.
– I feel like I need to not work anymore, I feel like
I need to go home and just process all of this information,
you know what I mean? – I need to call my mom and be like, ’cause she’s actually
been bothering me all day, she’s just like, have
you done the thing yet? No, you are two hours ahead of me. – There were a lot of surprises today, I think that one of them was just learning that a haplogroup was a thing. – Yes!
– That was really surprising and just the mothers and
the womens and their journey and how they migrated was
really awesome and dope. – You guys will do some
traveling now that you know where your results are from? – Yes. – I love traveling, I love going anywhere and now I can go and
be like, I’m from here. Let’s go. – I’ll go to the bathroom,
I’ll go anywhere. – 23andME at-home genetic testing. – Lady tested.
– Lady learned.

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