Genealogy Inspired Travel

As long as I can remember I have been trying to figure out my exact family history.  Knowing my lineage has been something I have longed to know because I would like to visit each country of my heritage.  Bucket list item #19048930, visit every country in my blood lines.   Slight exaggeration of course but I do have a TON of things on my bucket list.  lol

My dad’s side of the family has been pursuing our genealogy on ancestry.com for many many years but my grandmothers maiden name always takes us in a circle, leaving us stranded at square one again.   Her maiden name is Yeo, which according to some sites is a common English name and other site state it is a Chinese or Korean surname.  Ummmm, what!?!!??

My mom’s side of the family has never done any research on family lineage.  They have always just been confident that my grandpa was Italian and my grandma was Mexican and Indian(Mexican indian).  They never questioned it.

I on the other hand question pretty much everything.  I want to know EVERYTHING I can about both sides of my family.  Why?  See bucket list item #19048930 above. 😉 I would absolutely LOVE to visit each country of my heritage and learn as much as possible about my ancestors.  Their customs, culture, etc.

As of right now, I assume I am Mexican, Spanish, Italian and either English, Korean or Chinese.  If the “knowns” are true and the unknown is English, then I just have England left to visit.  If I am Korean, then I guess I need to start making plans to head to Korea.  That would be pretty cool now that I am thinking about it, I practiced and taught Tae-Kwon-Do for around 15 years and would love to do some classes IN Korea!!!  That is not currently on my bucket list but if I am heading to Korea, then I might as well practice my sport in its country of origin!  If the unknown is Chinese, then I have visited every country of my heritage and I can check that off of my list.

I decided it was time to put all of the questions to rest and do a genealogy DNA kit.  I am sooooo curious to find out if we are all way off base and we are something nobody expected or if we were right about everything and can finally just figure out the last piece of the puzzle on my dad’s side.

Have you done a DNA test to discovery your ancestry?  Which kit did you use?  With so many to choose from it is hard to know which one to purchase.

Below are a few of the more popular ones:

23 and me ancestry DNA – $99

Acestry.com’s AncestryDNA – $99 – PLUS 10% off thru March 19th

Vitagene Ancestry Plus DNA Guide – $99

National Geographic Geno 2.0 – $149.95

My Heritage DNA – $79

I would love your input so I can decide which test to buy.  I am leaning towards AncestryDNA or Vitagene.  Both have excellent reviews and offer a ton of extras.  Ancestry is connected to the largest online family history resource and it looks at both paternal and maternal linegae.  Vitagene not only tells you your ancestral makeup, it also tells you what exercise is best for you, which vitamin you should take and if you could be sensitive to certain foods.  As many of you know, a healthy lifestyle is of great importance to me! 😃👍🏻

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