My brother had his ADN analysed.
From my mother side, we have traditions. 3 of my great-great parents were not born French, 2 of them extra-Europeans (Asia and USA-Georgia). One of my ancestor was from a Parisian family since the beginning of the 19th.
Some were artists, antiquarians (not sure about the word, selling furniture and object from past times?),. My Asian great father was a French high level officer during WWI, and was discriminated as such. Him and his brother have let a mark in history books.
From my father side, we have a full genealogy. exclusively European origins, mostly Lyon and Auvergne. Some of my ancestors were locally famous, giving the family name to streets, hospitals and so. Many were industrialists, magistrates, officiers in the army.
One of my ancestors, at la Réunion, was a famous slave owner. No reason to be proud, but i am not guilty of her sins.
I am neither proud, neither ashamed from my ancestry, but i am happy to know from where i come.
What I know is that we are human beings, with all the same African ancestors, and that gives us rights and duties.
At one time humanity almost became extinct.
[How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C. : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR]