Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I've always wanted to know where I came from..

..And, thanks to National Geographic, I can find out.

I was just browsing through NG's wonderful website and found this: The Genographic Project. You can order a kit (for the steep but worth-it price of about $100), use a "cheek scraping" thingee, and send back a DNA sample to see which ancestral group you are descended from and track where your ancestors moved during that those first migatory tens of thousands of years.

This goes way beyond family history. I know what countries my grandparents came from, but before that, my history is blank. I can't imagine what it would be like to go back to ten thousand years! As the website says, this isn't a genealogy test. It's a way of tracing back the lines of your DNA code to match up with ancient history. I am, offfically, fascinated.


Shawn said...

i heard about this on kathy griffen's show "on the d list" hehehe

but yea, very cool!

Elad said...

that show is great! so topical.

Chris B said...

Awesome! Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

Very nice site!