23 & Me – My Ancestry DNA

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Awhile ago one of our friends told us that they had done ancestry DNA testing through 23 & Me and the results were pretty cool. I had never done anything like that and while I was pretty confident I knew what my ancestral background was comprised of, I figured why not! So I sent away for the kit.

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

When you get the kit, follow the instructions to make sure you do everything correctly! I loved the part after spitting into the tube when you break the seal and mix in your saliva with the solution! #nerd.

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Once you’re done, simply package everything back up how they show you, register your kit online, and stick the package in your mailbox ready to go out! I loved the convenience of the pre-labeled, reusable box!

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Once 23 & Me has received your specimen (ew) you get an email confirmation, and then you get your results emailed to you a few weeks later!

I have to admit I was hoping for some kind of mind blowing DNA fact but everything was pretty much how I already knew it would be. Ashkenazi Jew all the way! Considering that I knew my ancestors were from Russia, Romania, and Poland, it was no surprise!

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The report also shows how your DNA is comprised – so mine dug down to explain how I was Ashkenazi Jewish, and the approximate time frame they were born, and then where my ancestors would have been from further back in history.

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

You can also drill down into some of the smaller percentages to see how that comprises your DNA.

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

And get information about the Unassigned category.

Finding out my Ancestry DNA with 23 & Me | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

While I wish I would have been walloped by some DNA surprise, it was really cool to see what I am made of (literally haha) and how 23 & Me analyze their data. You can continue to work with 23 & Me after your results come in by sharing results with friends who have done it, and also taking parts in studies that they post on the website.

Interested in your own DNA kit? Use my referral link!

*I was not compensated in any way by 23 & Me for this post – I simply wanted to share my experience with a great company. Please note if you use my referral link, I may get compensation in the form of a gift card. 

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  1. I think it’s cool that it knew you were Ashkenazi Jewish from your DNA!

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