I’m a Pomeranian!

Since I was adopted it has always been a guessing game as to my ethnicity. Using my basic physical characteristics combined with where I was born it was presumed I was Scandinavian with a touch of German. I was born with red hair (which turned blonde when I was a toddler), I’m relatively tall, with a wee bit of a temper.

Fast forward to the miracles of DNA testing. I just received my results tonight and it turns out I am less than 10% Scandinavian and roughly a quarter Germanic. However, the majority of my heritage is centered on the south shore of the Baltic Sea, an area known as Pomerania (from po more, Slavic for “by the sea”). Fascinating!

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Categories: Observations


  1. Love this! I don’t picture you as a Pomeranian in the slightest… so now you need to learn all about it and share! Love you!

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    • It should be interesting! This was Ancestry and I just sent off my 23 and Me test this week, I should have a bunch of info soon.


      • So glad you did this. I did Ancestrry.com 3 yrs ago. It as somewhat predictable for me, but interesting none the less. I like your idea of doing 23 and me as well. Whoever adopted you really hit the jackpot!

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      • Thanks, Mary. Pretty sure the word they would use is precocious. I was certainly a handful for them, not very many boring days. 😉


  2. That was fast! And interesting…I’ve never heard of Pomerania

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  3. Maybe there’s genetic memory for love of the sea, that fits. Fascinating!

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