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I’ve always been curious about my family history. I remember in elementary school finding out that Mary Queen of Scots was in my family tree and I thought that was the coolest thing. Then, in 7th grade, I had a history assignment to create a family tree, which again captivated me. Where did my family come from? How far back can we document them? The 1400s? That’s just crazy to me! I mean there isn’t even anyone alive from WWI anymore.
I think it’s so important to keep your family history alive. Just think, 100 years ago your ancestors were living a life that may be vastly different from yours now, but also not all that much different. So who were they? What were their hopes and dreams? Did they face the same struggles as you?
With these questions in mind, I have been trying to create an extensive family tree, well as extensive as I can be. Fortunately we have the technology to easily do so. From DNA kits to ancestry websites, there are records among records of almost everyone that lived on this earth.
I recently did a 23 and Me kit and am eagerly awaiting my results! (Use my link and get yours here 10% off!) I already know that I am heavily Greek and Italian, but I am curious as to what else I have in me. I guess you never know!
**Update: my results came back and very surprisingly I am not nearly as Greek as I thought! Which is a bit disappointing because I always loved that I am Greek. (Well, technically I still am.)
Here’s a little breakdown:
20% British & Irish
18% French & German