Three years ago, I took a DNA test through AncestryDNA. I was excited to learn my results, and decided I would also like to try a 23andMe test to see if I might have more ancestry matches, plus I can learn about my health as well.
I was thrilled to receive a 23andMe test for my birthday this year. The test-taking process is very easy, and very similar to AncestryDNA.
I first registered at 23andMe, creating an account, and scanning the barcode on the kit to be able to track my results.
The next step was collecting my saliva sample, which is very easy, and the instructions make it simple. The test-taking process seems to be the same as AncestryDNA, as far as gathering a saliva sample and mailing it in.
The whole process only took a few minutes, and I didn’t have any issues with any of the steps. It was nice to be able to do it so quickly. I put the pre-paid, addressed mailer in my mailbox, and now I wait!
I put my test in the mailbox the day after my birthday, and have been checking for updates. I was excited to see my kit has been received!
Stay tuned for my results!
You can also check out my AncestryDNA journey here.
You can check out 23andMe here (and get 10% off with my link): https://refer.23andme.com/s/iort6
A lot of my friends have these DNA kits, and they are all about it. One of my friends found long-lost siblings!
I love taking my DNA kit. It was so interesting finding out my heritage. I was shocked by mine!
Oh I cannot wait to see your results! The experience so far seems really easy and I am so wanting to get my DNA tested as well.
I bought my kit about two years ago..been too nervous to take it. I know I for sure have a half brother out there who is older and and reportedly a younger half sister too. I should dust it off and stop being a sissy about it lol.
My grandmother did this and it was shocking what we got back. i really need to get out and do this too!
Can’t wait to see your results. I always wanted to discover my ancestry, it seems really nice thing. Even like a gift to your friends!
Nice. Let’s know what the results are and if you found any distant relatives or ethnicities you never considered in our bloodline I watch a lot of these ancestry shows and love their backstories…and people’s shock (or horror lol) when they find African DNA over 5% in them. Yup. Folks hated them back then but were mixing a lot. Hilarious! Lol.
This is an awesome idea! I would love to see who I descend from. I will definitely stay tuned to see what your results are as I am also interested in how it works lol.
I knew about the AncertryDNA test but I didn’t know anything at all about the 23andMe test so I found this post quite interesting. I am now looking forward to your next post to learn more about it – and of course what your results are. This technology is really fascinating stuff.
i haven’t tried this test yet.. I’m excited to see the result.
Oh wow, I can’t wait to see yiur result. It sounds like a great idea to find yiur ancestry. I have to see more information about 23andme.
I love this! I did one recently and discovered that I am actually majority Slovakian which was a big surprise!
I really want to try this to figure out my ancestry (especially on my paternal grandmother’s side) but we don’t have the kits here in Japan. ;(