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Tracking Family History with GPS Origins Ancestry DNA Kit


Have you ever wondered if those stories your great grandfather passed down are true? Maybe your kids ask “Where did my name come from?” and you aren’t quite sure how to answer. Tracking family history can not only answer those questions, but also create an interesting family activity where you can share ancestry, migration, and cultural knowledge with your children.


Tracking Family History with GPS ORIGINS ANCESTRY DNA TEST

GPS Origins is a revolutionary ancestry DNA test that takes you deep into your family history. Traditionally, DNA ancestry tests provide a report of your ‘ethnicity’ and locate parts of your DNA in broad continental sweeps, but nothing specific, not even to the country level.

The GPS Origins (Geographic Population Structure) ancestry test combines the latest genetic research with a new ancestral tracking technique to pinpoint more precisely where your DNA began.

The GPS Origins test indicates the town or village where groups of your ancestors from different cultures met – building a vibrant picture of the migration journeys that formed your deep genealogical heritage.

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How Does It Work?

The testing process couldn’t have been easier. You order your testing kit through the website and they ship it to your home. Once you receive it, you swap the inside of your cheek with each of the three swabs included. After placing them in the collection envelope, you mail them back and wait for your digital results online.

What Does this DNA Test Tell You?

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The GPS Origins test gives you a very detailed breakdown Tracking Family History, where they originated, where they travelled, and how they ultimately ended up here in the United States.

My #1 result didn’t surprise me. My maiden name is very obviously French, and my father’s family came here by way of France to Canada and then Louisiana. The third result was no shocker either. I’ve always known my mother’s side of the family is Scottish. It was still cool to get confirmation on all of the family history passed down through generations.

But #2 told me I was…. a Viking?! Ok, maybe not actually a Viking. But, I had NO idea I had Nordic genes, much less 17%!

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Migration Patterns – GPS Origins test results don’t just leave off there. After you’ve learned what regions your genetic line called home, you can track the migration patterns and see how the different locations changed over time and merged with other cultures. How did your ancestors get from Poland to Detroit? Did they take a detour in Brussels? Now you’ll know.

The test continues to break down your lineage even further to smaller percentages. My results had no less than 15 different countries – some of which were really surprising and totally awesome. It also gives you background information on cultures, regions, reasons for migration, and timelines.

Every family started somewhere else long ago – find out about yours today!