At some point, in our lives, we all want to know where we came from, it is part of us, our heritage, so we ask questions to our parents and grandparents and with all that information, we try to figure it.
Many families as a part of its culture maintain memories like pictures, diaries, stories or family belongings and that helps a lot but with every generation adding more information and the lack of a better system to trace your ancestors, we end up with more questions than answers.
You look at yourself in a mirror and it is hard to decipher where you came from three or four generations ago. The world is dynamic because people are constantly migrating; it is like a puzzle.
At this moment is when technology comes to help, using science related to DNA, finally, we can answer some of those questions. In my case, I did Ancestry DNA that my wife gave to me as my birthday. The process is simple; you just need to spit in a tube and send it by mail. After three or four weeks you receive a link to access their website with your information.
It is amazing how the results are presented. You can locate on a map where your DNA was detected. It also shows you, your possible cousins, people that share parts of your DNA. I think this is a great experience, helps to solve some questions about your heritage. We realize that we are citizens of the world, our family is bigger than we thought, and we are always on the go.
Until next time…