Researching My Family Tree with and Ancestry DNA


This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

My background has always fascinated me, and since I have a small family and not much information about my heritage, I am very interested to know more.  And now that I have kids, it is even more important, as the kids are getting older and asking me lots of questions about where our family is from.

I had heard of, but the Ancestry DNA test intrigued me even more.

AncestryDNA is a new DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections. It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as: what region of Europe are my ancestors from, or am I likely to have East Asian heritage? AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of possible DNA member matches.

One of my family members has done a bit of work in the past through, and it is interesting to see where it has been able to take her.  I am hoping that some more research, combined with the DNA test, will yield some results.  I was adopted by my grandmother when I was very young, and after her passing, have been hoping to fill in a lot of missing information I have about my biological parents.  And although I have some information about my maternal side, I have no information about my father’s side.

Getting started with Ancestry DNA is so easy.  I received my kit in the mail and it took very little time to complete what was needed to send it back in.  The kit has everything you need, complete with thorough instructions.


The DNA sample you send in is simply saliva you collect in a tube.


Once the tube is sealed and you make sure you have your unique identification number, you are ready to pop your sample in the mail to be shipped to the Ancestry DNA lab.


I signed up with Ancestry DNA so that I am notified via e-mail when my results are ready, and I can simply login to see my results.  I am very excited because although there are a few things I am sure of, there will be some surprises, especially as to whether or not I have any American Indian ethnicity on my side.  That being said, this video is pretty interesting for those who are in the position of possible Native American ancestors.

When I get my results from Ancestry DNA, they will be broken down like this example:


Not only does the DNA sample give you an overview of your ethnicity, but Ancestry offers tools for breaking it down and showing information on those regions and even possibly matching you up with other ancestors!


Needless to say I am very excited about finding out about my background and then really digging into to find more specific information about my family tree.

I have been looking forward to doing this for some time now, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to unlock so much information with the DNA test and  I already started my family tree on, and I have to say it is extremely addictive.  I thought I would start by poking around a little bit, and I ended up searching through records for hours.  Within a short time frame, I had already learned a lot about my family (like I had no idea my great-grandfather had so many siblings).  So while I wait for my DNA results, I have plenty to keep me occupied!

I will post when I receive my results, so stay tuned!

Results are back! Check out my DNA test results HERE


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By | 2017-01-21T04:02:56+00:00 December 27th, 2015|Product Reviews|1 Comment

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  1. […] Last month, I received a kit from to be able to test my DNA.  I couldn’t wait to unlock the ability to find out my genetic ethnicity!  (Read my first post here). […]

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