Not only has 23andMe, DNA research organization, shed some light on my personal medical issues, it has provided me with fascinating ancestral heritage. At one time in my life I spent eight years doing genealogy research. That was before the internet made it so easy.
I thought I had a very thorough understanding of my background. I had researched and diligently proven all I thought I needed to know all the way back to my ancestor, Charlemagne.
True, my genetic makeup is mostly northern European as 23andMe revealed. But, Oh! What a surprise it was to learn that I do have that smidgen of Native American that everyone thinks they have but don't.
And oddly enough, I found out I've got an Ashkenazi ancestor or two.
I'm going to have to expand my genealogical research.
I doubt, however, that I will ever find my Neanderthal ancestors, though. Seriously, I've got Neanderthal!
I love this stuff. Who am I? Who are you? Are we kin? You betcha!