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“That’s not fair, I want to do it. Your results are going to be boring, all China,” said Benjamin.
“Yep, it will just show I’m full Chinese,” I joked back.
But am I really full blooded Chinese? 23andMe, is about to tell me (and you) if I am or not – with a saliva collection kit.
And yes – you are going to find out if I am IN THIS VERY POST!
We had a large family reunion when I was very young, lots of aunties and uncles and cousins that I never knew, too many to keep track after my great grandfather came over to America. I know my dad’s side of the family came from China, my great grandfather was a tutor for the last emperor of China. My mom’s family moved to Taiwan from China – the end.
With 23andMe you’ll discover your ancestry through your DNA – you may not know all the stories but you can get a bit of your history and maybe it’ll encourage you to find out more if you so wish! I was talking about this kit while in Illinois with Benjamin’s side of the family and it seemed like everyone had heard of someone who did it, or wanted to try it themselves. Can you imagine the fun discussions after you find your results?
Right now they have special holiday offers through December 26. I bought one for Benjamin for our anniversary – you know, since he whined he wanted one. He was so thrilled when he opened the box.
There are two personal genetic services – 1) Ancestry Service and 2) Health and Ancestry Service. You can pick which one, each are a different cost. You will get an email in 6-8 weeks telling me about your DNA ancestry.
I just had to follow the easy instructions of saliva sent in my kit, just dropped it off at the post office when I had to pick up Christmas stamps anyway. Are you ready?
Here are my results!
Oh my I am .2% Ashkenazi Jewish?! How rad! It shows my timeline of my ancestors, “You most likely had a fourth great-grandparent, fifth great-grandparent, sixth great-grandparent, or seventh great (or greater) grandparent who was 100% Ashkenazi Jewish. This person was likely born between 1710 and 1800.” Now it’s time to do some research! I looked up Ashkenazi Jewish and Wikipedia says Ashkenazim originate from the Jews who settled along the Rhine River, in Western Germany and Northern France.
Benjamin was so interested. We got our reactions on film! I text my girlfriend from college who is Jewish and she said, “Hello sister!!!! I always knew we had a tie ;)” and I laughed so hard.
So exciting!! I’m so glad I got my results to share with you in time for this post! This kit would make for a great gift that’s personal – check out the holiday offers through December 26 here and get a kit for yourself or your family today!
Here’s the video when I found out –
And if you’ve had a 23andMe done please tell me what you found out, were you surprised?