DNA fascinates me, I love to see how someone can either resemble a relative or not. Some of us are a lovely mix of both sides of the family while some seem to have been almost cloned!
I have always assumed that somewhere in my Mother’s family there was some Asian blood because most of the females have distinctive almond shaped eyes. When I began to trace my family tree I began in Yorkshire. This led me back to Dudley and then to Shropshire. Nowhere is there anything that hints at an Asian link.
This is my Aunt Becky with her son. As you can see she has the Epicanthic fold, Billy has his Fathers’ big round eyes.
This is me at the same age.
My Mum around the same age
My maternal Grandmother at 18
There are lots more and quite a few of the males have them too. Some have coal black hair and white skin. Mum and I inherited her fathers’ (above) red gold hair.
So I am still on the search for the ancestor who donated our narrow eyes, I’ll keep you posted!