A little over a month ago, my sweetheart and I decided to give ancestry.com a try. We spit in the little vial, sealed it up and sent it back in the mail. While we waited for our results, we had fun getting started on our family trees.
We were updated each step of the way, from the receipt of our samples, to the extraction of the DNA to the analysis. We were given an estimated completion date of October 14th, but to our delight, the results were ready last weekend!
In addition, we were given a list of “matches”, other AncestryDNA@ members who share our DNA. We are able to see common ancestors for those who match our DNA.
I was delighted to find that I have such a large percentage of Irish genes and even a bit of Scottish DNA. After visiting both countries with Aurora this summer, I am happy to claim a bit of kinship with the people of these beautiful places.
In addition to finding this abundance of ancestors, we also purchased Traits which suggests how we may be predisposed to like or dislike sweets, have a certain type of hair or eye color and many other things. Environment can play a part as well, so not all are accurate, but it is definitely interesting. My DNA suggests that I may drink more caffeine than average (👍), have attached earlobes(👍), be an introvert(👍) and may be a morning person (👎). Oh well, 3 out of 4 isn’t bad. 😉
I am eager to find the connection in my family tree to the many matches that are identified. Many I know already, or at least recognize the names. It is wonderful to find so many branches on the tree.
If you are curious and would like to try it,, Ancestry has provided a link that rewards you with 40% off and rewards me with$10.00 Win-Win!😉