Boy, that got your attention; didn’t it? Probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. DNA of course. I received my DNA kit from Ancestry.com today and I am so excited I could spit. Okay, I couldn’t resist.
It is intriguing to think that something so simple has the power to connect people who would otherwise never know each other exist. I have been tracing my roots for years, but keep hitting dead ends. Part of my family came from the Netherlands and the other side came from the south (as in Tennessee and Mississippi.) It has been quite difficult finding information and documentation.
I have had a wee bit of success in making connections, thanks to the Internet. The most successful network has been Facebook. I have linked up with all manner of cousins and we are all getting on splendidly. It really is quite cool hearing stories about relatives from the past.
But back to the matter at hand. It is now time for me to fill that little (actually, not so little) vial. Once I do, I will seal it up and rush it to the post office. It could probably wait to go in the box tomorrow, but I am too excited. I come from quite a varied cultural background and I am anxious to discover just what box I should be checking on all these forms. 🙂
As a bonus of you, I have included a photo of my grandmother (my mom’s mother) just because I have been thinking of her a lot lately and missing her.