We all have curiosities about our origins. Hearing stories from our grandparents or great grandparents if we were lucky enough to meet them is one of the most enriching ways to discover where you came from. Where did your family come from? What did your ancestors do for a living? Were they in a war? What hardships or struggles did they overcome?
It’s truly inspiring, and encouraging to hear about ancestors that went through the great depression. War, famine and more. Who they married. I remember years ago I learned that one of my ancestors married a wealthy family in Detroit and a well known street in Detroit was named after this family, after a family that my family married into. It was like discovering family treasure, up the family line.
Most of us desire to know about our family history. It reveals to us what makes us special, unique, and different. There are different companies that offer DNA and genetic testing services to see family lineage information. Ancestry.com and 23 and me being the two of the biggest and well known companies serving consumers looking for these services.
A 23 and me test costs $200. A nice chunk of money especially when the market is in the tank and we are seeing incredibly high rates of inflation, while the prices of basic necessities like groceries and gas skyrocket over the last 6 months.
Why You Want To Avoid 23 And Me Tests:
Back in 2018 there was a strange partnership lurking between two companies that if in business together would be questionable to say the least. 23 and me, one of the leaders in the genomics space partnered with GlaxoSmithKline, by investing $300 million dollars into the company. Long story short, this drug company see’s all this data now. A reason to be concerned? Definitely.
Then, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer partnered up. Long story short, Pfizer, and their partner GlaxoSmithKline both have their hands in the genetic cookie jar, and by genetic cookie jar, I mean your genetic cookie jar. The worst part? It’s not like Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are creating pharmaceutical products for you to take for a few weeks, or a month tops and then to get off those. They are quite literally engineering drugs to be addicting and to create dependency. It’s far more profitable to them.
What’s important to know here is that 23 and Me (along with other gene testing services) are in bed with big pharma. For you to pay $200 for a test to GIVE up your genetic data to them and then for them to hand that data over to pharmaceutical companies to then use that data against you is a pretty bad deal to say the least.
The Secret Loophole To See Your 23 And Me Results Without Paying:
The best part about this is that it’s 100% legal and is actually shared on 23 and me’s website. It’s a very simple technique that simply requires you to talk to your siblings, cousins, parents, aunts, uncles or grandparents. Anyone in the family who has already gotten a 23 and me test. The great news? Someone, probably a few of them already have.
Ideally you want to start with your mother or father, if they haven’t gotten the test then call their brothers and sisters. Your aunts and uncles. You want to go up the lineage line in order to get results that are most relevant to you.
If both of your parents got a DNA test from 23 and me, you don’t have to pay. All that you’ll have them do is to simply share that data with you through account sharing. Think of it like borrowing that netflix password from your friend! (I really hope you aren’t paying for netflix too, it’s that easy!).
It’s a very simple step-by-step process. Once again, you’ll want to start with your mom and dad. That will be approximately 50% on one side and 50% on another side of your DNA. If they did not get the DNA results call your aunts and uncles and try to get one aunt or uncle on each side of your family to follow this simple process.
The Step-By-Step Process To See Your DNA Results 100% Free:
Once again this is 100% legal and is directly from 23 and me’s website. Personally, I do not want to support a company financially that partners with massive pharmaceutical conglomerates and then uses that data against me.
You can send a sharing invitation to close relatives and friends, by following the instructions below:
- Click on the Your Connections feature.
- Click on the Invite button in the upper right corner of the page.
- Click the appropriate add person option for your relationship.
- Enter the email address(es) of your friends and family.
- Select the level with which you would like to share – Health + Ancestry or Ancestry.
Important: If you have sent a sharing invitation to a 23andMe user, he or she will need to accept the invitation and have received data before you can compare.
It’s literally that simple and it worked for me. I got half of my DNA results with one message on social media and I can login and access it at anytime. I did this in December of 2021 and it’s about 10 months later now and I can STILL access that data, so the feature still works.
Be sure to share this article with your siblings, friends and family. There’s no need to pay.
Take A Look At The DNA Results You Can Get Free Of Charge. This was mine:
The best part about this 23 and me technique? You have to call your mom, your dad, your aunts and uncles. Life is short, and sometimes just calling them and inquiring them will teach you more than you can actually learn from 23 and me anyway. Hear it from the horses mouth, and see it on your screen at anytime.
Call your family, and do some digging. I’m enthused for you to find some genetic treasures in the family closet waiting to be uncovered!
Also, keep in mind that you can have access to multiple ancestors DNA data. This is ultimately what you want. If your mom and dad have both taken the test, you can approximate 50/50 and see what your genetic makeup is.
For example, if your dad is 50% Irish and 50% German, you are approximately 25% Irish and 25% German. If your mother is 50% French and 50% Spanish, you are 25% French and 25% Spanish. In this case you’d be 25% Irish, 25% German, 25% French and 25% Spanish. Make sense?
If your parents do not have a DNA test you can get one of your aunts or uncles on either side (provided they have the same parents) and do the same math and number crunching to discover your genetic makeup!
Be sure to share this article with your siblings, friends and family. There’s no need to pay these companies that use our data against us. It’s time that get our genetic data since someone has already paid for it!