For as long as you can remember, grandpa has told you that your high cheekbones come from your Scandinavian ancestors. His love of cannoli, however, comes from his Sicilian heritage. This holiday season, see which one of grandpa’s stories is really true with an at-home DNA test kit.
AncestryDNA is offering 59 percent (that’s $70) off their best-selling DNA kit today, meaning that you can gift your relatives an ethnicity estimate and historical insights for just $49. (Which to be honest, is only slightly more expensive than your usual socks and tie combo.)
To find out where in the world your family comes from, all the recipient has to do is submit a saliva sample, return it in the prepaid package and then wait for the results (which takes about six to eight weeks). Also included in the kit are 26 of your most interesting traits (think: eye color, finger length and freckles).
And if gramps chooses to opt in for DNA Relatives, he’ll be able to connect with genetic relatives to share and compare information about common ancestors and surnames. It’s basically a mini family reunion in a box.
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