I decided to do a DNA test to find out my geographical background.  So, I ordered a test through http://www.ancestry.com.  Some of the results surprised me; some of them did not.


Europe:     96%

Great Britain  65%

(England, Scotland, Wales)  

Ireland   12%

(Ireland, Scotland, Wales)

Scandinavia  8%

(Sweden, Norway, Denmark) 

Europe West   6%

(Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein)

Italy/Greece   4%

Iberian Peninsula   <1%

(Spain, Portugal)  

West Asia:    4%

Caucasus   3%

(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey)

Middle East  <1%

(Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan,  Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates  [UAE],  Lebanon, Israel)




Searching My Paternal Line

Also, I am seeking information on my father’s side of the family. This is all the info that I have so far. Can anyone help me? Please email me at :  roots2branches@gmail.com

My father, Virgil Floyd Reed, was born 10 May 1911, in Spalding, Greeley County, NE.  He died 19 April 1972, in the Veterans’ Hospital in Amarillo, Potter County, TX.

Virgil’s father, my grandfather, was Edwin Otis Reed Sr., born 11 February 1876, in Nebraska.

Virgil’s mother, my grandmother, was Linnie Mae Berry.  She was born 10 July 1891, in Missouri.  Edwin and Linnie were married in July 1910, in Nebraska.

Virgil was married three times.

First, to Martha “Marty” Jones.  As far as I know, they had no children together.

Second, to my mother, Eunis Emily Terry, on 2 August 1949, in El Paso, El Paso County, TX.  They had six children:  (1) Edwin Albert Braem, born (prior to their marriage)  on 30 Mar 1947, in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.  (2,3)  Twin Girls, stillborn sometime between 1947-1950, in Texas.  (4) John Floyd Reed, born 15 Aug 1950, in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.  (5) Elois Jean Reed (changed to Emma in 1995), born 2 July 1951, in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.  (6)  Robert Virgil Reed, born 5 Oct 1953, in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

And lastly, to Emily Tinker.  They had no children.

Searching Maternal Line



Hi.  My name is Emma Jean REED McGill, and this is my genealogical blog.  I was adopted at age three, and this is my biological family line.   I want to welcome both friends and relatives, and I invite you to visit often.  I will be adding content regularly.