The journey of my past begins…

I have always been interested in everything even remotely related to history and culture, but I never gave much thought to how, and if, I wanted to figure out my own. I have absolutely no idea why. The slap in the face, so to speak,  was when I read a comment posted here on the blog about my incline towards Scotland, saying that if I went back in my family tree, I might find some links tying me to that place. Honestly, I have no idea what my family tree looks like past my grand-parents’ generation, though I realised, I would love to know more.

With only my paternal grandmother still alive, and the sad fact that I don’t get to see her except for a few days a year, I never got the chance to ask the ‘elders of the family’ if they knew anything about our ancestors, and how they migrated and settled in Lebanon, the country I was born in.

Recently though, I read an article about someone who underwent DNA testing, and how the results showed certain ancestral links and profiles.. and it got me thinking.. why don’t I do the exact same thing? So I started doing my usual digging, reading, and searching in order to understand how the whole ‘ancestry kit’ worked, and that is where I came across the National Geographic Geno 2.0 Next Generation.

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The idea of being able to know more about my ‘thousands of years’ ancestry  and their migration patterns on our planet is so captivating, and so I decided to go for it.

I received the kit just today, and was so impatient to do the swabs and send them back immediately. I simply can not describe the excitement I felt when I left the post office in the afternoon. In a few weeks, I will finally get an idea about my ancestors, how they migrated, and my links, if I have any, to other countries and continents, and that by itself is magical..

Fingers crosses..

 

4 thoughts on “The journey of my past begins…

      1. Haha, right!
        Well, this waiting time will be the worst part of it. I hope it passes quick!
        By the way, from chats I’ve had, everyone I’ve known who’s researched their ancestry has felt enriched by the knowledge — no matter where they came from, originally. 🙂

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