Last fall, in an effort to discover part of my children’s heritage, we took a DNA test. An AncestryDNA test to be specific. It was so incredibly cool. To see how our results came out, genetic map and all, you can view this post I wrote about the experience.
We actually went back and did it again for another branch of the family, and that branch was more shocking than the first. We found out there were some ancestors that most likely immigrated and emigrated as their culture rose to power and then fell, and they gently intermingled with the local people while they were there.
It also gave us confirmation of an ethnicity of genetic concern that they always ask you about when you’re filling out those initial pregnancy questionnaires at the doctor’s. I’d always write in, “Maybe???” to which my doctors said, “WTH?” But if I ever go through that again, I’ll be able to answer with a resounding “YES.” Which isn’t really a good thing as far as genetic disorders are concerned, but it is good to go in with your eyes wide open. And learning where you ancestors came from is crazy interesting just from an identity perspective.
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I know a lot of you really showed interest in this, so I signed up to be an affiliate, which allows me to get news about the newest and greatest deals to pass on to you. (When you buy through these links, you support this blog and save yourself some money—thank you!) Many of you have already tried it. If so, would love if you shared your experience in the comments!
If you’ve been putting it off, or are like us and want to try another one, there’s some great news for you today. For DNA Day, Ancestry is offering 20% off of all kits. That’s a pretty steep discount as far as these kits are concerned. And the time frame to get this discount is limited; you can only get it through 4/27, so don’t put it off too long!
You can get your 20% off discount here.
Want to see exactly what you’re getting into first? Check out how our first experience went and why we went through it. It truly is amazing what you can discover, finding out how you fit into history, and knowing what diseases you may be susceptible to because of your genetic makeup.