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23andMe: Basic Information & Initial Results

After spending the last few years backpacking around the world & integrating to new cultures, I had become more curious about my personal background as I have gotten older. I had been tracing my gamily line for the last few years, but I did not get genetically tested for ancestry lineage until recently. I chose to get tested through 23andMe, an ancestry genetic testing company, in February 2017. It was difficult for me to find many resources or detailed reviews on this type of genetic testing kit so I wanted to share my experiences along with some unusual results. A Little About Me I appear to be an average non-Kosher Ashkenazic from Chicago. I have been tracing my genealogy for the past three years. Both sides of my family have recent immigration patterns to the USA so my family has been easier to trace than others since I have not had to deal with crude Ellis Island records, it was not difficult to trace most of my family lines back to the mid-1700’s. My father’s …