the genealogy bandwagon
So, I bit the bullet and took that Ancestry test that's so heavily advertised.
In my case, I got way more than I bargained for, because my mother was adopted. it immediately linked me with blood relatives on both sides of her family, and I now have this massive biological family out there. Names and faces!
And my mom is getting to know some of her siblings, too. In this situation, as both of her parents are deceased, it's all gain, no pain, since she doesn't have to confront the abandonment stuff. We can all just trade pics and plan trips and do the get-to-know-you thing.
If I had known I would get this information from any of these DNA sites, I would have paid MUCH more and I would have done it years ago.
IN my own DNA profile, I got some information that confirmed a family rumor on my dad's side - I'm just about half Italian, but there's 3% jewish in there- a great grandmother had an affair with the banker! Scandal! I also have trace amounts of Persian and North African, also probably from those crazy Romans.
If none of you have done this yet and have adopted relatives or were yourself adopted, I'd say spend the $70 and get some cold hard scientific facts about who and what made you tick!
They DO have an affiliate program, where we each get a $10 kickback for referral. If you're considering doing this, PM me and I'll send my own affiliate link :)