Something positive now. 🙂
During the summer I became interested, for about the 5th time in my life, about my heritage. This time it was on a more genetic level than trying to trace anything back; was reading an article or something on genetics which sparked it I think… procreating kind’ve sparked it too. I looked around a bit for a quality company that would do thorough genetic testing. It was kind’ve a birthday present to myself, and I figured Amelia might find it interesting as well some day.
Looking into this, and reading many reviews about different companies, I found that some of these companies end up having you pay for ‘additional testing’. This can jack the price to a huge amount, and this stuff isn’t cheap to begin with really… it was like 230 bucks USD. Not something I can really afford, but I will pay it off my credit card asap. Just too curious to pass it up.
I’ve always been a big fan of National Geographic. They really do some amazing work.
I found the Genographics website and figured it was probably my safest bet to get something like this done so I went ahead and placed the order. It arrived today!
I like the Genographics project because it’s not just an endeavour to make money. It’s a chance to contribute to the understanding of the human race and learn a bit about myself and my family along the way.
Few photos of the kit and myself swabbing my cheek. I will post the results when I can. (6-8 weeks)
Personally I can’t wait! 😀