99.8% Ashkenazi Jewish
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, the daughter of Polish immigrants, as a devout Catholic. I married an Italian-American man and we had three girls we likewise raised Catholic. It never once crossed my mind that my ancestors could be anything else.
I recently took a DNA test that gave me shocking results. It says I am 99.8% Ashkenazi Jewish.
I wonder what to make out of this. I have not known any Jews since my childhood. My parents are long gone. I am a 78-year-old widow. My only living sibling has Alzheimer’s and can no longer communicate. I have no living relatives I know personally from Poland who I can ask. The only family I have around are my children, their husbands, and my seven grandchildren.
I thought maybe I could ask a rabbi what to do and this is what came up from a Google search about asking a rabbi.