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When you travel, how do you pick your destination? For us, it's a number of different reasons. We tend to pick our destinations based on what we like: climate, food, activities, etc. But lately, we have been exploring the idea of Ancestry Tourism.
OUR GREAT GRANDMOTHER ON OUR FATHER'S SIDE
OUR JAPANESE GRANDMOTHER ON THE TOP LEFT. THE LITTLE GIRL IS OUR MOTHER.
We recently sent in our DNA for analysis through 23andMe's saliva collection kit. A very easy process where 23andMe sends you a kit and all you have to do is spit into a tube and then send it back in a pre-paid shipping box. Once your DNA results are ready, you will receive an email letting you know that they are ready for you to view online.
It can take up to 6-8 weeks to process your DNA, but it was actually much faster than that for me. I mailed my kit and a few days later I received an email (June 22) that it reached their lab for processing. On July 2, I received a follow-up email that my results were ready. So it took less than two weeks for my results.
23ANDME'S SALIVA COLLECTION KIT
We were excited to see the breakdown of our DNA so that we could compare our results. Although we are sisters, we imagined that there would be slight differences in the percentages. We knew that our DNA would most likely have Japanese and German results, but wanted to see if there was something else that would show up.
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