You might’ve seen me mention that Justin and I managed to snag a deal around St. Patrick’s Day for buy one, get one half off AncestryDNA kits. Here’s a little rundown of our experience:
We received our starter kits relatively quick, and they were so cool ^ basically you fill up a tube with your spit and seal it up to send back to them! Everything is provided in the kit with step by step directions and a way to log everything to your account online. Their estimated time for us to get our results back after their testing was done would be 6-8 weeks (although it could be longer due to volume). We packaged them up and sent them out the next day!
In reality, it only took a few days over a month for my results to come in ^ Justin’s took a few more days (even though we sent our kits back together). No surprise in the big numbers- ya girl is Sicilian! Then there’s the smaller part of Scottish and the even smaller bits of Eastern Europe. The true breakdown I had to type out because it wouldn’t all fit in my screen for a screenshot…
The one thing that DID surprise me out of all the tiny percentages was those two 4% parts of the world ^ they’re both Middle Eastern, so that’s a total of 8% of me that I had no idea about! Justin sometimes jokes with me that I look like an Arabian princess, and now I can’t even tell him he’s wrong haha but it was really cool to find out something like that (:
If you’re interested in doing one of these tests, but think it costs too much- I urge you to keep an eye out for any promotions they run or ask for a starter kit as a gift. It’s a super fun experience that’ll educate you (they have more in depth stories online, like how/when your ancestors moved around the world), and might surprise you!
*Justin’s results aren’t mine to share, but he wants you all to know he’s Russian (: