Congratulations to Denise from Tennessee! She is the winner of our MyHeritage DNA kit giveaway. We wish her all the best as she delves into genetic genealogy. Why are people so interested in DNA testing, we’re sharing the top three reasons. And, letting you know how you can take advantage of a limited time offer of 20% off a MyHeritage DNA kit.
National DNA Day is tomorrow, April 25th, and the internet is a buzz with all things DNA. We have already discussed the best in DNA education, adoption and the DNA component, and of course, our fun giveaway. But maybe you have yet to decide to jump on the DNA bandwagon. Let me share a few top reasons people are anxious to have their DNA tested.
Top 3 Reasons People are Having Their DNA Tested
1. Learn Your Ethnic Heritage: I would guess more than 80% of people getting their DNA tested today would tell you their reason is to learn about their ethnic heritage. Ethnic heritage refers to how much DNA you have in common with people from different lands. Maybe your test will show you are 68% German, 17% British, 10% Irish, and 4% Native American. Cool! You had always heard there was Native American ancestry in your family and now, you know!
2. Cousin Connections: The second most popular reason to have your DNA tested is in hopes of making a cousin connection. Imagine you have looked for the names of your 3rd great-grandparents for the last 30 years. Wouldn’t be amazing to have some DNA matches pop-up that suggest you are both related to this person? Maybe your DNA match has research and documents you have never seen. In my own case, a DNA match blew our “proven” Bowser family line right out of the water with a new document that had come to light. She was right…we were wrong, and the new information took us a total different direction.
3. Find Your Birth Family: Many adopted individuals are choosing DNA testing as a way to overcome difficulties in finding their birth family. They are having amazing success. Check out this video from MyHeritage.
So, what’s your reason? Why do you want to get your DNA tested? Remember, the sales on DNA tests are amazing right now because of National DNA Day, so take advantage. For a limited time, you can purchase your own MyHeritage DNA test kit for 20% off. Regularly $99.00, it’s now only $79.00!
Disclosure: The Genealogy Reporter has an affiliate relationship with MyHeritage DNA and does receive compensation for tests sold.The Genealogy Reporter has entered into this relationship because of the high standards and true support of the product.