Posted by Kristen Hyde on June 13, 2017 in AncestryDNA

When you’re a kid you think your parents know everything, but how much do they really know about their own story?

This is what we set out to discover with the help of the pupils and parents from east London’s Southwold Primary School. We asked the kids where they thought their parents were from and then asked their parents the same question. But were they right?

To determine the truth we put the parents to the test… the AncestryDNA test.

What came next was a life lesson that changed the way the parents saw themselves, and the world.

Find out who was shocked, who was surprised, and who received the surprise of their life as we let the kids reveal their own parents’ AncestryDNA results.

A huge thanks to the wonderful kids, parents and staff at Southwold Primary School in Clapton, London who helped make this video possible.

Interested in AncestryDNA?
Are you curious about your own story, about where you come from and the people who came before you to help craft who you are today? By taking an AncestryDNA test, you can learn more about your ethnic origins, the people and places from your past, and make connections with other people in our DNA network who share your DNA. And all it takes is a simple saliva sample.

Start your journey today at AncestryDNA.

Kristen Hyde

Kristen is Ancestry's Social Media Manager for the United Kingdom.


  1. TerranceGates

    How well would this study replicate in let us assume in China or Japan? What does it tell us about performance outside the classroom?
    In other words, this study by essay writer is only a small piece in a much larger puzzle and its conclusions should be regarded (as in science in general) as provisional and partial.

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