The best gifts I ever gave my parents were AncestryDNA kits.
Since nobody is ever 100% sure of their family history, the DNA kits fill in a lot of historical details and come with some real surprises (note: I’m keeping mom and dad’s results private).
Ancestry is the best-selling consumer DNA kit in the world, and part of the world’s largest consumer DNA network. It can trace your roots back to over 500 different global regions, discover migration paths and present the info with an interactive timeline, geographic details about your history and a pie chart fully detailing your ethnicity.
And all you need to give is a saliva sample. Send your spit kit back, and you’ll know more than you ever wanted to about your genealogy about 6-8 weeks later.
(Side note: As many Amazon users note, may also want to upload your results to GEDmatch to get further genetic analysis. As well, the Amazon comments section is great — for once — for learning more about what “ethnicity” really means, why any Native American heritage may not show up, and why the test might not be good for East Asians.)
AncestryDNA is currently having a sale for Valentine’s Day. It’s currently just $59, which is 40% off.
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