Throughout, the process of expanding and adding people to my family tree I found that contacting people through 23andme has been very helpful me. I am able to ask my cousins for information that they might know and I don’t and I am also able to help them. I have also been very fascinated with my 23andme results. While my ancestry composition isn’t that interesting I am really interested in my health results. I think I want my sisters and parents to also take the DNA test.
On to my ancestry tree I have made very interesting discoveries about my ancestors and their way of life compared to mine. I learned about their childhood and how different it was from mine. I also learned of the circumstances under which my great grandparents on both my mother and father’s side where married. I find the lives that my ancestors lived to be very interesting because from that I am able to learn so much and put myself in there place. For me just learning the names of my ancestors isn’t enough. I want to learn more about them and their way of life because for me that is what makes it real.
I truly believe that I will continue my ancestry tree and family research even after the class ends because to me it is very interesting. I would also like to take the ancestry DNA just to see how it compares to 23andme and whether or not it helps me more with my family research. I would also like to take a trip to India in the near future to see where my ancestors lived and gather more information when I am there.