Search for the Ancestral Home of the Dillons

 

  I have always been curious about determining exactly where the Dillon Clan came from.  I had always planned to have an ancestral  DNA test done, but the timeframe would be when the "money was right".  In December of 2009 I was listening to "Make It Plain", an African-American Progressive program on XM radio.  One of the weekly features centers on Africa and African affairs.  This particular program focused on the firm "African Ancestry" who specializes in African-American DNA and determining exactly where in Africa a person's heritage is associated with.  As a Christmas special, African Ancestry was sponsoring maternal and paternal DNA tests for only $175.  With the Dillon reunion coming up in July 2010, I wanted to walk in with the evidence of our Tutsi, Hutu or Zulu heritage.

 

My Christmas present to myself, the paternal test kit,  arrived about a week into January. Following the instructions and swabbing my cheek, I sat back to wait the five to six weeks for the results.  Finally, on 23 March, a large white envelope arrived.  When I opened the results, I was prepared to discover where in Africa the Dillons came from.  The results indicated..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

SPAIN!!

 

We know historically that Hannibal, a Black Moor, crossed the Alps with elephants and introduced African blood into all areas of Europe.  So instead of being descended from Zulu Kings, we're descended from African military genius!

 

Click HERE for the specific information from African Ancestry.com and exactly what it means for the Dillon family lineage.

 

For the specific details on the DNA breakout and a brief explanation of polymorphisms, click HERE.

 

The Certificate of Authenticity is HERE.

 

I welcome any other maternal or paternal testing that any family members might do in order to validate or dispute the results!!

 

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