Monday 13 August 2018

Living DNA


Family history and your ancestry can open up a door to the past that you didn't know existed. 

Tracking your ancestry through resources like birth, marriages and death records though can be costly and time consuming. You can sometimes only get so far and if you have a common surname there can be some stumbling blocks too! An alternative to the official records is an obituary search, which can often give you more information than just knowing when your ancestor died. For instance, you can find out how they lived, loved, and how they were remembered too. 

This is where DNA testing can help. A simple swab can give you a deep insight into your family tree. Living DNA goes deeper than any other company I've ever come across and can breakdown ancestry to 80 worldwide regions including 21 within the UK. 

The living DNA box along with leaflet, swap bag and tube

Most ancestry kits can only go back 4 or 5 generations but Living DNA can use your simple swab to go back 10 generations. They can also track your maternal and paternal lines back 200,000 years and even going as far tracking your ancestors migration paths all the way back to when humans first migrated from Africa!

Living DNA leaflet, specimen bag and tube

How amazing is that!

My family history is quite mixed but some elements are often disputed, so I hoping Living DNA will put a stop to all that! A DNA testing kit can settle any family tree and heritage disputes! It can also open up a whole lot of history that you may never have known about.

The kit comes with a clear step by step guide to follow, starting with registering online. Once your results are know you get and email and can access your results online.

Leaflet showing instructions

By coincidence my results will be due back around the time of my birthday and I can't wait to see what they tell me about my family history.

Mummy Snowy Owl

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