A couple of years ago I did the DNA test.
Recently updated results indicate estimations of:
65% England, Wales, Northwestern Europe
35% Ireland and Scotland
I should mention that both my parents were born in New Zealand and the same for myself and three siblings. My paternal grandfather was from Northern Ireland , my maternal grandfather from Scotland.
I have had several contacts with possible cousins mainly 3rd-5th from both sides of the family.
Today I received a message from a lady asking if I knew certain people because she might be related.
My reply opened up a can of worms so to speak.
It turns out the lady is a 1st cousin to me. My uncle (dad’s brother) had an affair in the 1940s. This lady has 5 half siblings who all grew up nearby her , has never met them. I have met one of her siblings. My new cousin and I have already spoken on the phone tonight. We both live in Australia in different states.
I was able to give her information about our mutual grandparents and other family members.
This is only the start. I now need to find photos etc for her. The good thing is she did have regular contact with her father for the first 16 years of her life. The Lady is now 70, her father passed away in 1988.
I now need to settle my mind and get some sleep.