I have alway been curious about my genealogy. My parents and grandparents have told me several different counties and nationalities so I wanted to get a more narrowed down idea of what the deal really was. I knew I was a total “mutt” but now I have a greater understanding of why I burn when I look at the sun.
A little bit after Christmas my husband and I decided to each get a DNA test done through a company called ancestry. They were fairly inexpensive and since I wasn’t looking to drop an insane amount of money on our own curiosity, it worked out perfectly. We ordered the kits, spit in some tubes, and waited. Of course right after Christmas was the busy time since I’m sure tons of people purchased them as gifts so we just recently got the results back.
I’d like to say I’m surprised but it makes perfect sense.
So totally German, Irish, and a bunch of other little things scattered in. This is explaining my temper, my love for whiskey and wine, and general “impossible” to tan skin tone.
The service also matches people that you could possibly be related too. It goes from 2nd all the way to 10th cousins based on your DNA. I already had one person message me that was matched at a 7th cousin looking for her father. I couldn’t be of any help because I didn’t recognize any of the names she gave me but still a pretty amazing thing.
I highly recommend this service to anyone who is just plain ole’ curious like I am. Although I didn’t have any crazy revelation about who I am or where I come from, it was a blast.