What you Can Expect from Tracing Your Ancestry

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Have you ever tried to trace your families ancestry? It’s not something I have ever thought of doing before if I am totally honest. But I do think it could be a good thing. We don’t see a lot of our extended family, and as such, we are a close-knit group with my mum being as far back as our family circle extends to these days. This can make it tricky to know where we have inherited certain things from or where we get different traits. But we don’t see this as a disadvantage at all. It is our little family and this is how it works for us. There are so many different types of family units these days, no family is exactly the same and nor do they need to be.

But I think tracing your ancestry and looking into the genetics that makes us who we are today is a great thing. There is so much we can learn just from knowing who we are and where we come from on a genetic level. These days, it is so easy to do with companies such as CRI Genetics™ who enable you to order the kit online and take the test at home.

What You Can Expect from Tracing Your Ancestry.

Quite possibly one of the main reason why people sign up to receive at home genetic testing kits is to find out where exactly they came from. Tracing your ancestry gives you the opportunity to trace your lineage back through the years and find out exactly what genetic markers make you who you are today.

There are so many things that can change from one person to the next, tracing your ancestry opens up answers to many questions that you may have been wondering about yourself. Genetic testing can also give you peace of mind as to where exactly your family roots are. Maybe you already know and want to have peace of mind or this is completely new and you are curious as to where your family started.

As well as giving you an insight into your family history, testing your genetics can give you some information into many other areas of your life including your health. Certain genetic markers mean you might be predisposed to certain traits and bodily reactions to different situations and environments. Did you know that food cravings can be passed through your genes making you more susceptible to over or under eating? If you struggle with losing or putting weight on this would be really handy to know so you can change your lifestyle to account for this. (As with anything, lifestyle factors also play a part meaning your results are not 100% the cause should this show up in your testing)

Have you traced your ancestry before? Where you shocked at the results or did you expect the results?

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