And the results that she received surprised her. “I called my mother, I called my father, and I said, ‘Listen, we’re Irish!” she recalled. “And they said, ‘Are we really?’ And I said, ‘That’s what it says. So, I’m assuming that’s right.’”
But even with the results in front of her, Jones still wasn’t certain that the genetic testing was as accurate as promised. That’s why she devised a scheme to corroborate her DNA results with the help of her four children, who just so happened to be multiples.
Yes, Jones’ four children are quadruplets. In fact, they’re two sets of twins born at the same time: Gabe and Seth are identical twins, while Hugh and Katie are fraternal. Together, they make up the Jones Quad Squad. And it was they who provided four sets of shared DNA that could help determine the accuracy of two sites: Ancestry DNA and 23andMe.