Have you ever wondered how far back your ancestry can be traced? It turns out that with the help of modern science, it is possible to trace your family history back to a surprisingly distant past. Mitochondrial DNA testing can be used to trace your family tree back to a woman who lived between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. This woman, referred to as mitochondrial Eve, is believed to be the common ancestor of all humans alive today. Similarly, Y chromosome testing can trace your ancestry back to a man who lived around 60,000 years ago, known as Y Adam.
Although it is unlikely that you will ever find out who this ancestor was, DNA testing can help you locate where your relatives lived more than 1000 years ago. In some cases, it can even determine the specific village or island where your ancestors came from. These tests are available for all major ancestries, including Irish (26%), English, German, American Indians, Jews, African-Americans, Asian-Americans and many more. So if you're curious about your family's past and want to uncover more about your ancestral roots, DNA testing is a great way to do so.
With the help of modern science, you can trace your family history back to a surprisingly distant past.